Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Should you buy one?

Yes, and here’s why. The Soul is a distinctively-styled electric vehicle with a pretty impressive range. It’s difficult to overstate how important the 250-mile real-world figure is in this instance – range anxiety really becomes a thing of the past on a car that goes so far between charges, and has such an honest range indicator.

In addition, this is a genuinely affordable car (in cash terms, not necessarily on monthly figures) that can tackle the vast majority of driver’s needs without stopping for a lengthy recharge in the middle.

The Tesla Model Y is pricier and less design-led, but has a better charging infrastructure and a flashier interior. The Skoda Enyaq is pricier but is much more practical.

If you’ve fallen in love with its styling and can deal with its limited boot space the Kia Soul is a fine choice of electric car. It’s just not the one we’d go for when its sibling is better value.

What we like

The Kia Soul really injects a bit of fun into the electric SUV segment. It’s funky and square looks blend modern and contemporary that results in something you can be proud to park outside your home.

What we don’t like

Our biggest issues with the Soul comes in the form of its reduced practicality and increased costs compared with its sister car, the less-exciting e-Niro. Using an identical powertrain, this car offers just as much range but with a far larger boot and crucially at much reduced cost.

The interior is a let down too – how can Kia allow such an interesting looking car to have such a bland inside?

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