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Driving a car of the future, today? An exciting thought made real with the 2022 Kia EV6. A stunning all-electric crossover for five passengers, the EV6 has a dynamic exterior style that is definitely going to turn heads. This is coupled with a roomy interior and slick driver cockpit that will wow your crew when they join you for a ride.
If you've been interested in electric cars for a while, this is a great one to add to your shortlist. You get all the benefits of an electric vehicle including instant torque, which translates to quick acceleration. You also get an EPA-estimated range of 232 miles when fully charged. That's plenty for the commute, around-town driving, and even a family road trip. Range figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new and assume a full battery charge. Range will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See fueleconomy.gov for more info.
The well-equipped interior will please you and your passengers alike with plenty of tech and driver conveniences. Features that pop include: available parking assist, wireless phone charging, and the augmented reality head-up display, exclusive to the range-topping GT-Line trim. Keep reading to find out more in this 2022 Kia EV6 review.
While we currently do not have many 2022 Kia EV6 on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2022 model, you should also consider other Kia electric cars with similar features.
Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)
F 42.4"/R 39"
F 39"/R 38"
The EV6 makes charging feel easy. The built-in navigation system can guide you to the nearest charger on your route, and further afield, to more than 40,000 charging stations throughout the United States. If you choose to plug in at a Level 3 fast-charging station on your journey, the EV6 can add up to 70 miles of range in five minutes, or take you up to an 80% charge in as little as 20 minutes—according to Kia.
Being brand new for 2022, the EV6 comes packed with the latest tech conveniences to elevate your driving experience and ensure passenger satisfaction is high too. Thoughtful tech to aid eye comfort comes from the standard blue-light filter for all driver displays while steering wheel-mounted Bluetooth®, audio, and voice recognition controls are conveniently to hand too. Rear-row passengers are not forgotten either, the EV6 has second-row fast-charging USB ports.
If you can track down one of the EV6 First Edition models, you're in for a treat. This limited-run trim is based on the features and conveniences of the all-wheel drive GT-Line model, with some extra treats thrown in. Ensuring its visually-striking status, the First Edition EV6 has 20-inch wheels, trim-exclusive doorsill plates, and some unique colorways to its name—including the bright and bold Urban Yellow exterior with Black upholstery, and a Glacier White exterior with Dark Green upholstery.
Taking your driving experience up a notch, the EV6 has dual panoramic displays that flow seamlessly across the dash, providing a combined 24.6 inches of high-definition driver information and graphic display—such as range availability and battery status—all controlled from the steering-wheel-mounted rocker switch. The second display holds everything else you might need, allowing you to control features such as air-conditioning, navigation, audio, and charging-related information. This intuitive system makes connectivity easy, allowing you and your EV6 to work harmoniously together.
The 2022 EV6 is ready to take your road trips into the next dimension, making longer trips and life on the road easier, thanks to the very latest in EV technology, a V2L port. This Vehicle-to-Load port (Wind, GT-Line) allows you to use the onboard battery to power your must-have electrical items. Imagine plugging in your favorite coffee maker as you take in the campground’s rural landscapes. Or work remotely full-time with your laptop plugged in when it needs a boost. Whether it's the ease of stovetop cooking or a blast of your hairdryer after a rainy hike, the EV6 can offer you access to the true comforts of home.
5 out of 51 customer reviews
Features 19-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, driver-seat memory settings, 12.3-inch touchscreen, navigation system, six-speaker audio system, front and second-row USB fast-charge ports, smartphone compatibility, wireless charging pad, forward collision mitigation, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and more.
Adds hands-free liftgate, gloss black exterior accents, ventilated front seats, 14-speaker Meridian™ premium audio system, front and rear parking sensors, Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) port, heated steering wheel (AWD models only), and more. Unlocks optional all-wheel drive capability and a Technology package for AWD models.
Adds surround-view monitor, automated parking system, blind-spot camera, rear automatic braking, automatically deploying and retracting door handles, sunroof, automated lane-change assist, LED ambient interior lighting, heated rear seats (AWD only), and more. Unlocks the limited-run First Edition model.
When new and fully charged, the EV6 base trim, Light, equipped with a 58 kWh EV battery and a single rear-mounted motor achieves an EPA-estimated 232 miles of range. It's worth noting that range will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See fueleconomy.gov for more info.
Yes, it is. In fact, when order books opened in late summer 2021, the limited-run First Edition package models were all reserved within minutes. There are now used models of this electric car available in the USA.
According to Kia's own testing, when new, the 2022 EV6 with rear-wheel drive can achieve a top speed of 115 mph, while the all-wheel drive version tops that, at 117 mph under the same conditions.
Aurora Black Pearl (Wind, GT-Line)
Glacier White (Wind trim only)
Gravity Blue (Light, Wind)
Interstellar Gray (Light, Wind)
Runway Red (Wind, GT-Line)
Snow White Pearl
Steel Gray (Wind trim only)
Steel Matte Gray (GT-Line)
Urban Yellow (First Edition package only)
Yacht Blue (Wind, GT-Line)
Dark Green (First Edition package only)
The EV6 is a five-seat crossover SUV full of soft-touch materials and generous passenger space that's protected from excessive exterior noise. That comfort extends to the seats too, as cloth upholstery with vegan leather accents is standard. Full vegan leather and suede upgrades are available. Standard features include heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a second-row pulldown armrest.
Passenger storage includes a large center console, front seatback magazine pockets, door cubbies with space for bottles, and cupholders for front and rear passengers.
Legroom across both rows is impressive: 42.4-inches for front-row passengers and 39.0-inches for the rear. The Kia EV6 has 24.4 cu-ft of cargo space behind the second row, with a maximum of 50.2 cu-ft when the second-row seats are folded down.
The Kia EV6 will certainly please growing families. It has two complete sets of LATCH connectors (two lower anchors and an upper tether) in the second-row outboard seats and an upper tether for the middle seat. Lower latches are easily found at the seat bight, while upper tether anchors are clearly marked at the rear of the seatback. Front- and rear-facing, infant, and booster seats are all accommodated, though two seats are likely the maximum the EV6 can accommodate at one time.
The EV6 has three trim levels that unlock the different battery and electric motor combinations. The EV6 base trim, Light, is powered by a 58 kWh battery pack and a 167 hp rear-mounted electric motor. When fully charged, it achieves an EPA-estimated 232 miles of range.
The Wind and GT-Line trims gain a 77.4 kWh battery pack and a more powerful rear-mounted motor. Both are available with RWD or AWD; the latter gains a front-mounted second onboard motor. If maximum electric vehicle range is important to you, the 77.4 kWh battery is a must-have. When fully charged, these models achieve an EPA-estimated 310 miles of range.
According to Kia's own testing when new, EV6 RWD models achieve a top speed of 115 mph (all trims) and an estimated zero-to-60 time of 7.2 seconds for the Wind and GT-Line versions, or eight seconds for the Light base trim model. For maximum impact on a track day, the EV6 with AWD achieves an estimated zero-to-60 time of 5.1 seconds.
For towing, you'll need to choose the EV6 Wind or GT-Line models, with the more powerful motor. When properly equipped, both the RWD and AWD versions can tow up to an estimated 2,300 pounds.
2022-Kia EV6 (First Generation)
A brand new model for the 2022 model year, the EV6 is an all-electric original, with tidy dimensions, dynamic road handling, and a practical yet plush interior. A 576 hp EV6 GT is expected to join the current model line-up, possibly as part of the 2023 model year.