2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV vs. 2020 Kia Soul EV

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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The Outlander PHEV has all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Soul EV doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Outlander PHEV GT has a standard Multi View Camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Soul EV only offers a rear monitor and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the front or sides.

Both the Outlander PHEV and the Soul EV have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras and rear cross-path warning.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV weighs 507 pounds more than the Kia Soul EV. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty

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The Outlander PHEV’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Soul EV’s (7/100,000 vs. 5/100,000).

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Outlander PHEV’s maximum EPA estimated driving range on a full tank of fuel and a full charge is 315.8 miles, after which it can be refueled at any gas station in minutes. The Soul EV’s range is only 243 miles, after which the minimum recharge time is 1 hour and 15 minutes for only an 80% charge at a specially configured quick charge station not available in most areas. A full recharge at a conventional charging station can take up to 59 hours.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Outlander PHEV has larger tires than the Soul EV (225/55R18 vs. 215/55R17).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Outlander PHEV has standard 18-inch wheels. Only 17-inch wheels are available on the Soul EV.

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Outlander PHEV’s wheelbase is 2.7 inches longer than on the Soul EV (105.1 inches vs. 102.4 inches).

Passenger Space

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The Outlander PHEV has 4.1 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Soul EV (102.1 vs. 98).

The Outlander PHEV has .7 inches more front headroom, .9 inches more front shoulder room, 1.9 inches more rear legroom and 1.3 inches more rear shoulder room than the Soul EV.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Outlander PHEV’s rear seats recline. The Soul EV’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The Outlander PHEV has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Soul EV (30.4 vs. 23 cubic feet).

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults, the Outlander PHEV has a standard power liftgate, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button. The Soul EV doesn’t offer a power liftgate.

Towing

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The Outlander PHEV has a 1500 lbs. towing capacity. The Soul EV has no towing capacity.

Ergonomics

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The Outlander PHEV’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Soul EV’s standard passenger windows don’t open or close automatically. With the Soul EV Designer Collection’s power windows, only the front windows open or close automatically.

The Outlander PHEV’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Soul EV’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors standard on the Outlander PHEV detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Soul EV doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

Both the Outlander PHEV and the Soul EV offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the Outlander PHEV has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Soul EV doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

The Outlander PHEV GT has a 115-volt a/c outlet, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Soul EV doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

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