Comparison - Kia Soul EV 2020 - vs - Mercedes EQC AMG Line Premium Plus 2020

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Model: 
Average Price: 
£
33,795
Updated: 
30 Oct 2019
£
74,610
Updated: 
23 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Exterior Colors: 
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
80kWh
Full Charge Range: 
280mi
Full Charge Time: 
AC Charge Time (220V) / 31hrs (0% → 100%)-DC Fast Charge Time (100kW) /54mins (0% → 80%)
DC Fast Charging for a 40-minute charge from 10 to 80% at a 110 kW DC charging station
Top Speed: 
104mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
7.60s
5.10s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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: 
Electric
Engine type: 
Electric

Engine and Performance

Torque: 
291ft-lbs
at 3 600rpm
560ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
203hp
at 8 000rpm
402hp
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
no
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
yes
no
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
no
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
no
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Charging Indicator on Dashboard
Regenerative Braking Level Controlled by Paddle Shift Mounted on Steering Wheel
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (max range, ECO, comfort and sport)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
165.20in
187.90in
Width: 
70.90in
82.50in
Height: 
63.00in
63.80in
Front Track: 
61.60in
63.90in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
63.50in
Wheel Base: 
102.40in
113.11in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.10
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
59.00in
Rear leg room: 
58.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
47.00cu.ft
37.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.00cu.ft
17.60cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
5500.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-free access

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
Heated front seats
AMG sports seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
60:40 Split Folding 2nd Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Duct
40:20:40 split folding rear seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Macpherson Strut
Rear Suspension: 
Multi link

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
no
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Single Automatic Air Conditioning (With Driver Only Function)
Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror Illumination (Driver & Front Passenger)
EQ navigation services - map (range display), display charging stations, programming of charging settings and pre entry climate control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
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
MBUX multimedia system with widescreen cockpit (2x 10.25" displays with touchpad)
Mercedes benz sound system with 4 mid range speakers, 2 tweeters
2 Frontbass speakers, 1 centre speaker and 225 W amplifier output
Hard-disk navigation

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
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
Multibeam LED headlights with inner housing and high gloss black tubes/blue stripes, adaptive highbeam assist +, cornering and cross traffic functions
Badge on the wing in high gloss black with chrome stripes and blue EQC lettering
AMG specific black panel radiator grille with twin blade design and high gloss black surround
AMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with black rubber studs
High gloss black exterior mirror housing
Heat and noise insulating acoustic glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17"
21 in
Wheels more: 
Summer tyres
Tirefit
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R21

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
no
Traction control: 
yes
no
Child seat anchors: 
yes
no
Stability control: 
yes
no
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
no
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
no
no
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
no
More Safety Features: 
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
3 rear seatbelts
Blind Spot Assist
Active Lane Departure Warning
Parking package with Active Parking Assist and 360° camera