2016 Kia Soul EV Priced at $32,775 | Edmunds

2016 Kia Soul EV Priced at $32,775

IRVINE, California — The 2016 Kia Soul EV lineup includes a new, lower-priced base model called the Soul EV-e that starts at $32,775, including an $825 destination charge.

The Soul EV-e is available in California only. Pricing does not include a federal tax rebate of $7,500.

"Offering a long list of standard equipment at a lower price point, the Soul EV-e brings new value for those looking for a fun and funky alternative in the EV segment," Kia Motors America said in a statement.

Standard equipment on the Soul EV-e includes heated front seats, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, a DC fast-charge port, 6.6-kilowatt onboard charger, 3.5-inch OLED Supervision cluster, smart key with push-button start and a driver-only ventilation function that closes the passenger vents to maximize efficiency based on vehicle occupancy.

The base 2015 Kia Soul EV starts at $34,500, including shipping.

The midrange 2016 Kia Soul EV is priced at $34,775, while the top-of-the-line Soul EV+ starts at $36,775. Prices include shipping.

Upgrades across the lineup for the 2016 model year include a charge port nozzle lock, an illuminated Aux/USB port and two new exterior colors: Shadow Black and Bright Silver.

Kia recently announced that it is expanding the availability of the Soul EV to now include California, Washington and Oregon. The Soul EV is expected to arrive at Kia dealerships this summer.

Key Soul EV rivals include the Chevrolet Spark EV, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Nissan Leaf and Volkswagen e-Golf.

The Soul EV has a driving range of 93 miles, according to the EPA.

Edmunds says: California car shoppers considering an electric vehicle will appreciate the new value-oriented 2016 Kia Soul EV-e.

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