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Car Reviews
2022 Review: Kia EV6

Half the fun of driving a cutting-edge car is turning heads, and based on my experience, getting noticed won’t be a problem when you’re in a Kia EV6.

This all-new crossover starts with an advanced all-electric powertrain with one or two electric motors, giving the EV6 rear- or all-wheel drive. There are two different battery packs as well, providing a driving range up to 232 miles or up to 310 miles.

On the road, the Kia’s suspension delivers above-average handling, but ride quality felt a bit too firm on bumpy stretches of pavement.

The futuristic-looking interior offers room for four adults and has all the latest creature comforts, including huge digital displays. On the downside, touch-sensitive controls for the audio and climate systems can be tricky to use.

Nevertheless, Kia’s many advanced safety features and 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty translate into a crossover that sports both space-age design and down-to-earth practicality.

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STRENGTHS

  • Super-fast charging at a DC fast-charging station
  • Strong acceleration, especially with the dual-electric motor setup 

WEAKNESSES

  • Quirky layout of controls for audio and climate systems
  • Infotainment system’s faux “engine” sounds

BOTTOM LINE

  • The EV6’s handsome design and appealing powertrain are a win-win.

PRICING

  • Base Price: $40,900
  • As Tested: $52,190    

M.P.G. (city/highway)

  • 117 (single motor)
  • 105 (dual motor)