Soul EV

Volt

Front Rotors

12 inches

11 inches

Rear Rotors

11.8 inches

10 inches

Suspension and Handling

For superior ride and handling, the Kia Soul EV has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The Chevrolet Volt has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.

For better maneuverability, the Soul EV’s turning circle is 1.6 feet tighter than the Volt’s (34.8 feet vs. 36.4 feet).

Chassis

The Soul EV is 1 foot, 3.2 inches shorter than the Volt, making the Soul EV easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

The Soul EV has 7.7 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Volt (98 vs. 90.3).

The Soul EV has 2.1 inches more front headroom, 3.7 inches more rear headroom, 1.3 inches more rear legroom, 1.5 inches more rear hip room and 1.5 inches more rear shoulder room than the Volt.

Cargo Capacity

The Soul EV has a much larger cargo volume than the Volt (23 vs. 10.6 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

The Soul EV Designer Collection’s front power windows both open or close with one touch of the switches. The Volt’s front passenger window doesn’t close automatically.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Soul EV has a standard rear wiper. The Volt doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

The Soul EV’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Chevrolet charges extra for heated mirrors on the Volt.

The Soul EV’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The Volt doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

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