Soul EV

500e

Front Rotors

12 inches

11 inches

Rear Rotors

11.8 inches

9.4 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Soul EV has larger tires than the 500e (215/55R17 vs. 185/55R15).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Soul EV has standard 17-inch wheels. Only 15-inch wheels are available on the 500e.

The Kia Soul EV’s wheels have 5 lugs for longer wheel bearing life, less chance of rotor warping and greater strength. The Fiat 500e only has 4 wheel lugs per wheel.

Suspension and Handling

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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 Fiat 500e has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Soul EV’s wheelbase is 11.8 inches longer than on the 500e (102.4 inches vs. 90.6 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Soul EV is 6.2 inches wider in the front and 7 inches wider in the rear than on the 500e.

Passenger Space

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The Soul EV has standard seating for 5 passengers; the 500e can only carry 4.

The Soul EV has 26.4 cubic feet more passenger volume than the 500e (98 vs. 71.6).

The Soul EV has 1 inch more front headroom, .4 inches more front legroom, 5.7 inches more front hip room, 6.1 inches more front shoulder room, 4 inches more rear headroom, 8.4 inches more rear legroom, 10.2 inches more rear hip room and 8.3 inches more rear shoulder room than the 500e.

Cargo Capacity

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The Soul EV has a much larger cargo volume than the 500e (23 vs. 7 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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To help each driver find a more comfortable driving position, the Soul EV has a telescoping steering wheel. Much better than just a tilt steering wheel or adjustable seat, this allows a short driver to sit further from the steering wheel while maintaining contact with the pedals. The 500e doesn’t offer a telescoping steering wheel.

The Soul EV’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The 500e has a lever-type parking brake that has to be strenuously raised to engage properly. It has to be lifted up more and a button depressed to release it.

The Soul EV’s standard power windows have a locking feature to keep children in the rear seat from operating them, but the driver can still raise and lower all of them with the lock engaged. Fiat does not offer a locking feature on the 500e’s standard power windows.

The Soul EV’s standard driver’s power window opens or closes with one touch of the window control, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths. The 500e’s power windows’ switch has to be held the entire time to close it fully. The Soul EV Designer Collection’s front power windows both open or close with one touch of the switches.

The Soul EV’s standard power window controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The 500e’s available power window controls are spread out on the center console where they can’t be seen without the driver completely removing his eyes from the road.

The Smart Key standard on the Soul EV allows you to unlock the driver’s door, cargo door and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading groceries, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The Fiat 500e doesn’t offer an advanced key system.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Soul EV has a standard rear fixed intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the 500e only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

The Soul EV has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. The 500e doesn’t offer automatic headlights.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Soul EV has standard extendable sun visors. The 500e doesn’t offer extendable visors.

On extremely cold winter days, the Soul EV Designer Collection’s standard heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The 500e doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The Soul EV Designer Collection has a standard center folding armrest for the rear passengers. A center armrest helps make rear passengers more comfortable. The 500e doesn’t offer a rear seat center armrest.

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 500e doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

For greater rear passenger comfort, the Soul EV has standard rear heat vents to keep rear occupants more comfortable. The 500e doesn’t offer rear vents.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Soul EV has a standard Smart Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The 500e doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

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