Comparison - Kia Soul EV 2020 - vs - MG ZS EV 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
£
33,795
Updated: 
30 Oct 2019
£
30,995
Updated: 
25 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front 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
Color: 
Pimlico blue
#4CAEDB
Arctic white
#FAFBFF
Black Pearl
#1C1C1E
Dynamic red
#CB2B38

Electric

Battery: 
Electric 64kWh lithium-ion polymer battery
44.5
Full Charge Range: 
280mi
163mi
Full Charge Time: 
AC Charge Time (220V) / 31hrs (0% → 100%)-DC Fast Charge Time (100kW) /54mins (0% → 80%)
80% charge with 50kW public fast charger in 40 minutes
Top Speed: 
104mph
87mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
7.60s
8.50s

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

The MG ZS EV offers a lot for the money in the electric car world, with good interior space, a big boot and plenty of standard equipment. The thing to remember, though, is that more expensive electric cars, such as the Nissan Leaf and Kia e-Niro, are generally better to drive and, thanks to better resale values, might not cost you that much more in the long run.

Pros
Lot of room for passengers
Big boot
Well equipped

Cos
Poor predicted resale values
Limited steering wheel adjustment
Not that comfortable or good to drive

By: 
whatcar.com

The MG ZS EV could be a surprise hit thanks to its powerful motor, excellent practicality and bargain price

Pros
An affordable EV
Improved drive
Practical

Cos
Cheap interior feel
Wallowy handling
No companion app

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

PROS
Low list price and good finance options
Usable electric range and performance
Seven-year warranty, five-star safety rating
Practicality unaffected by EV conversion

CONS
Less range than key rivals
It’s not quite as cheap as we had hoped
Low-rent interior
Not exciting to drive

By: 
parkers.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Electric
Electric
Engine type: 
Electric
Electric

Engine and Performance

Torque: 
291ft-lbs
at 3 600rpm
260ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
203hp
at 8 000rpm
143hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
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
Audio 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
Leather steering wheel
Lights On' Remainder warning buzzer
Intelligent speed limit assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
165.20in
169.80in
Width: 
70.90in
80.60in
Height: 
63.00in
63.70in
Front Track: 
61.60in
60.00in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
60.50in
Wheel Base: 
102.40in
101.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
47.00cu.ft
38.80cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.00cu.ft
16.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3311.00lbs

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: 
power steering

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
4 way manually adjustable passenger seat with height, reach,till and backrest
6-way manually adjustable driver's seat
Driver's footrest
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors
Heated front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
60:40 Split Folding 2nd Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Duct
Folding center armrest
2nd row 60/40 split/fold

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Macpherson Strut
MacPherson Struts
Rear Suspension: 
Multi link
Torsion Beam

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
no
no
More Comfort Features: 
Single Automatic Air Conditioning (With Driver Only Function)
Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror Illumination (Driver & Front Passenger)
Air conditioning
odour and pollutant filter

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
USB mobile phone charging function
Bluetooth connectivity
Apple CarPlay
8" colour touch screen
iGo Navigation system
Android Auto
6 speaker audio system
MP3 player
iPod compatibility

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
Rear spoiler
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Load carrier
Chrome side window trim
Bi-function projection headlight
Front and rear aero wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17"
17"
Wheels more: 
Diamond cut EV alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
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: 
no
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
no
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
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
Fuel cut off safety device
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
Automatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Seatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger
Hill launch assist
Anti rolling protection
Active emergency braking with pedestrian/Bicycle detection
Blind Spot Detection (BAS)
Lane keep assist system (LAS) with Lane departure warning system (LDWS)
Regenerative braking system
Electric parking brake with auto hold function
Anti rolling protection