Comparison - FORD KA+ ACTIVE 2020 - vs - Kia Soul EV 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
£
13,450
Updated: 
15 Jan 2020
£
33,795
Updated: 
30 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
5-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Oxford White
#F2F2F2
Moondust Silver
#787A7B
Deep Impact Blue
#193096
Shadow Black
#000000
Smoke Grey
#414149
Color: 
Neptune Blue with Black Roof
#204A95
Clear White with Red Roof
#EEEFEA
Quartz Black with Red Roof
#131210

Electric

Battery: 
Electric 64kWh lithium-ion polymer battery
Full Charge Range: 
280mi
Full Charge Time: 
AC Charge Time (220V) / 31hrs (0% → 100%)-DC Fast Charge Time (100kW) /54mins (0% → 80%)
Top Speed: 
104mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
7.60s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Ford Ka+ Active takes a fun and affordable small car and gives it a neat SUV makeover, but loses some of its fun and affordability in the process.

Pros
Raised driving position
Smart SUV styling
Good boot space

Cons
Not terrific value
Petrol engine a little rough
Hard to get comfortable driving position

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Pros
Decent to drive
Good value at lower end of the range
Reasonably roomy for passengers

Cons
Unappealing interior
Small boot
Gutless engines

By: 
whatcar.com

Pros
Sensibly priced,
surprisingly spacious,
not at all awful to drive

Cons
None of the vim of the original car,
none of the vim of a Fiat 500,
none of the vim of a Mini

By: 
topgear.com

The Kia Soul EV is a small electric SUV with a roomy cabin and a good amount of standard equipment but other small electric cars can travel further on a single charge.

Pros
Cheap to run
Funky styling
Well-equipped

Cons
Expensive to buy
Limited electric range
Alternatives have bigger boots

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The 2021 Kia Soul EV leads the battery charge, fashion first.

Pros
Bigger battery pack
Promise of 200-mile-plus range
Savvy new style
Wide-screen infotainment and displays

Cons
Where will you be able to buy one?
Charge specs TBD

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Kia Soul's #1 ranking is based on its score within the Subcompact SUVs category. It was the winner of our 2020 Best Subcompact SUV for the Money award and the winner of our 2019 Best New Cars for Teens award. Currently the Kia Soul has a score of 8.5 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 18 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Large cargo capacity
User-friendly tech features
Comfortable, roomy seats

Cons
Middling interior quality
Rivals are more athletic

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Electric
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined - mpg (l/100km) / 56.5(5.0)
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Electric

Engine and Performance

Cylinders: 
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.20L
Torque: 
158ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
291ft-lbs
at 3 600rpm
Horsepower: 
83hp
at 6 300rpm
203hp
at 8 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
32.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Steering wheel - Leather trimmed with bright sienna stitching
Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Charging Indicator on Dashboard
Regenerative Braking Level Controlled by Paddle Shift Mounted on Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
155.70in
165.20in
Width: 
75.10in
70.90in
Height: 
61.00in
63.00in
Front Track: 
61.60in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
Wheel Base: 
102.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
36.30cu.ft
47.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1102lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
9.50cu.ft
11.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2493.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Clock: 
no
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
no
yes
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Door mirror - power operated with side indicator lights

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4-way manual driver seat (fore/aft/up/down)
2 -Way manual Passenger Seat (fore/aft/recline)
Seatback Pocket (Front Passenger)
Front & Rear Door Storage
Driver's Seat Height Adjuster
Heated Front Seats
8-way Driver's Power Adjustable Seat (Sliding, Reclining, Height Adjustment)
Heated Front Seats
Driver's Seat Power Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
60/40 split folding rear seat
Centre head restraint
Folding center armrest
60:40 Split Folding 2nd Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Duct

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Macpherson Strut
Rear Suspension: 
Multi link

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Electrically operated heated rear window defroster
Air conditioning -Manual
Single Automatic Air Conditioning (With Driver Only Function)
Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror Illumination (Driver & Front Passenger)

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Ford SYN3 DAB Radio 6.5'' touchscreen
Apple carplay and android auto
2 USB
6 Speaker
10.25” color touch screen display
8” Head-Up Display (HUD)
7” TFT cluster display
UVO link connectivity system for remote services
Harman Kardon® Premium Audio
Wireless Smartphone Charger
10-speaker

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass rear windows only
Tailgate threshold plate
Designer Collection with new two-tone colorways
Aerodynamic enhancements such as a full flat underbody tray, Active Air Flap, and aero wheel design
New LED headlights and fog lights
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
15''
17"
Wheels more: 
Tire repair kit
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
185.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Hill start assist
Remote fuel cap release
Perimeter anti theft alarm
Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA)
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Lane Change Assist (LCA)
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R)
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
All-round 3-point Seatbelts
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking
Locking Wheel Nuts