2022 Kia EV6 Overview

2022 Kia EV6

The 2022 Kia EV6 ticks all the important boxes for an electric vehicle

Kia is not new to electric vehicles. It is the same brand that gave us the Soul EV and e-Niro, which were decent options. So with the Kia EV6, expectations are high. Does the EV6 deliver the goods? Read on for all the details you need to know about the 2022 Kia EV6!


This is what you see first about a car, so Kia has paid attention to what the EV6 looks like. The carmaker settled for a design that combines a sedan and an SUV in a single body. It is based on Kia’s new design philosophy tagged Opposites United.

At the front, the EV6 has a sloping hood that spots the new Kia logo and angled windshield glass for better aerodynamic performance.

On the sides, flushed door handles give you access to the cabin. Alloy wheel sizes are 19, 20, and 21 inches.

Battery, Range, and Charging Time

One of the most critical features of an electric vehicle is the driving range. In this aspect, the Kia EV6 does not disappoint. Both trims of the EV get more than 300 miles comfortably on a single charge, with 328 miles on the cheaper version, while the more powerful trim sacrifices about 14 miles. These figures handily beat the 280 miles you can squeeze out of the Ioniq 5, which the EV6 shares the same E-GMP electric platform.

Charging the 77.4 kWh usable battery is blazingly fast with what Kia calls the first multistage battery charging system. It takes about 18 minutes to go from 10 to 80 percent on a DC charger! Or 62 miles in just five minutes! At home, it will take 7.5 hours on Level 2, which means you can wake up to a full battery every day!

Kia provides an app that will help you find charging spots in the US and remotely monitor the charging. However, if you pair your Apple Watch through the Kia Connect app, you can communicate with your EV6 from your wrist.

That’s not all about the battery, as you can charge or power other cars or items using the V2L (vehicle-to-load) feature. It will power your house or your electronic items on a camping trip, for instance. So lug your microwave or TV to even the remotest locations with confidence

Electric Motor/Performance

Kia offers the EV6 as either a rear-mounted single motor setup that produces 226 bhp or a double-motor setup with 321 bhp for all-wheel-drive. Because the two trims use the same battery size, the all-wheel-drive gets less range, but the reduced range won’t matter if performance is important to you.

Top speed is 114 mph for both trims, but there is a difference in the acceleration. The single motor will move from 0 to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds, which is fast enough for everyday driving. However, if you want something faster, the all-wheel drive will take 5.2 seconds. You won’t even notice the difference, and you will be reminded this is not a performance car. Still, if you must have it fast, Kia has promised a GT version that produces 580 hp and takes just 3.5 seconds for 0 to 60 mph.

The Kia EV6 can tow up to 2,000 pounds behind it.


Kia has not cut any corners in appointing the EV6 interior. The theme is heavy on black or dark, but it is tastefully done.

The seats are comfortable and will take three with no issues at the back. They also fold flat, letting you increase the boot space when necessary from 530 liters to 1300 liters. There is more storage space under the hood, excellent for things like chargers. The front seats can recline electronically, useful for when you have to wait inside the car.

The dashboard spots two 12.3 inch curved displays powered by basically the same software as in the Hyundai’s. One serves as the instrument cluster, while the other is the center console. Other internal features include wireless charging pads, heated and ventilated front seats, augmented reality head-up display to viewing routes without taking your eyes off the road, etc.

Instead of a heater, Kia has included a more energy-efficient heat pump for when you need to warm up the cabin.

You will also notice the steering wheel with two spokes and physical buttons.

Other Features

The Kia EV6 comes with safety features and driver-assist tech like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot assist, rear cross-traffic assist, intelligent speed limit assist, reverse parking collision avoidance assist, remote smart parking, etc.

Kia offers a 10-year battery warranty.

Driving Experience

The Kia EV6 drives nicely, and you will appreciate the new damper design that adapts to the road surface because it takes the edges off bouncing from speed bumps and other sharp objects.

Driving modes include Eco, which reduces performance to save the battery. You can also use one-pedal driving to top up the battery during braking.

Other Information

The Kia EV6 will start shipping in January 2022. Prices should start around $45,000 in the US.

2022 Kia EV6 at Family Kia

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