2020 Kia Soul EV vs. 2019 Jaguar I-Pace

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Kia Soul EV are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Jaguar I-Pace doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

Both the Soul EV and the I-Pace have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning, driver alert monitors and available rear parking sensors.

Warranty

Kia’s powertrain warranty covers the Soul EV 5 years and 40,000 miles longer than Jaguar covers the I-Pace. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the I-Pace ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

There are almost 5 times as many Kia dealers as there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Soul EV’s warranty.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Kia vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Kia second in initial quality, above the industry average. With 53 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 31st, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Kia vehicles are more reliable than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Kia 10th in reliability, above the industry average. With 42 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 25th.

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the Soul EV gets better fuel mileage than the I-Pace:

MPGe

Soul EV

Electric Motor

127 city/101 hwy

I-Pace

Electric Motors

93 city/97 hwy

Tires and Wheels

The Soul EV’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the I-Pace’s standard 65 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

For better maneuverability, the Soul EV’s turning circle is 4.5 feet tighter than the I-Pace’s (34.8 feet vs. 39.3 feet).

Chassis

The Kia Soul EV may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 1050 to 1250 pounds less than the Jaguar I-Pace.

The Soul EV is 1 foot, 7.1 inches shorter than the I-Pace, making the Soul EV easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

The Soul EV has .2 inches more front legroom, 1.4 inches more rear headroom, 1 inch more rear legroom and .1 inches more rear shoulder room than the I-Pace.

Ergonomics

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

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