Front Rotors

12 inches

11 inches

Rear Rotors

11.8 inches

11.2 inches

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Soul EV has larger tires than the Ioniq Electric (215/55R17 vs. 205/55R16).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Soul EV has standard 17-inch wheels. Only 16-inch wheels are available on the Ioniq Electric.

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 Hyundai Ioniq Electric has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.


The Soul EV is 10.8 inches shorter than the Ioniq Electric, making the Soul EV easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

The Soul EV has .8 inches more front headroom, 2.1 inches more rear headroom and .3 inches more rear legroom than the Ioniq Electric.


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

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 Ioniq Electric doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

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