The Kia EV6 GT excels at making the time it takes to drive an all-electric car between charges worthwhile. The Kia EV6 GT offers a smooth ride, strong performance, and a roomy cabin without entangling its owners in the scientific experiment of owning an EV. Its distractingly cool-dude appearance serves a purpose and distinguishes this Kia SUV from other vehicles in the market. The Kia EV6 GT performance EV version accelerates with 576 horsepower for enjoyment. The Kia EV6 GT recharges quickly, making long-distance electric travel easy. It has a peak DC-fast charging rate of roughly 225 kW.
Pros and Cons of Kia EV6 GT
|The quick acceleration of GT||a full charge’s inadequate range|
|Both the front and back have lots of space.||When driving enthusiastically, brakes and handling may not be up to par.|
|able to work with the most recent high-rate charging stations||Maximum cargo capacity is less than that of competing electric SUVs.|
|A real SUV is less imposing and has a more streamlined appearance than a hatchback.||Poor visibility to the front and back|
The Kia EV6 GT‘s powerful performance is at the heart of its allure. Run after run after run, it produces a surge of acceleration that never ceases to be astonishing. The Kia EV6 GT struggled to slow down during tests but nevertheless sped from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.6 seconds. That beats the Edmunds test track times of the Ford Mustang Mach-E Kia EV6 GT and the Tesla Model Y Performance, both of which posted 3.7-second times. The Kia EV6 GT is less capable on a curved road. First off, the all-season tires on the Kia EV6 GT don’t provide much traction. Its equilibrium is likewise lacking. However, driving swiftly clearly calls for quickness with the hands and feet. When driving enthusiastically, they quickly become overwhelmed and require more initial bite to confidently manage the Kia EV6 GT.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
According to the EPA, the rear-drive model can travel up to 310 miles. If you choose the powerful Kia EV6 GT, the range is only 206 miles per charge. The most potent Kia EV6 GT model offered a highway range of 190 miles, while we drove an all-wheel-drive Wind variant on our 75 mph highway fuel-economy route and clocked 230 miles of real-world highway driving range before the battery needed to be recharged. Kia claims that the battery can be charged from 10 to 80% in just 18 minutes when put into a 350-kW fast charger and has an operational voltage of 800. According to the identical configuration, an additional 70 miles can be added in under 5 minutes. The battery should fully recharge from 10% to 100% in 7 hours when connected to a Level 2 outlet by the 11 kW onboard charger.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe
The dual-motor variant is rated at 109 MPGe with the standard 19-inch wheels and 96 MPGe while driving on the optional 2os. Every single-motor EV6 gets a combined EPA rating of up to 117 MPGe. If you choose the powerful Kia EV6 GT variant, the total estimate falls to 79 MPGe.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The EV6 combines high-tech features like a digitized dashboard with practical features like a floating center console with plenty of storage options and a large bin underneath it, despite the fact that it doesn’t slide back and forth like the Ioniq 5 does and lacks front-seat footrests. Additional noteworthy elements include the two-tone, two-spoke steering wheel, the sizable start button on the center console, and the tastefully positioned gold accents all over the cockpit. Additionally, there is a cargo area of 28 cubic feet behind the back seat and a total of 54 cubic feet with the rear seatbacks folded flat. More storage is also available under the front trunk, though it is less spacious than expected.
Infotainment and Connectivity
A 12.0-inch touchscreen that extends from the 12.0-inch digital gauge cluster on the EV6 controls the infotainment system. The menu structure and navigation, however, are poorly designed and work poorly. The system contains well-liked features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless smartphone charging, and a Wi-Fi hotspot in addition to being able to accept over-the-air upgrades and respond to a variety of voice requests. Additionally, a Meridian stereo with 14 speakers can be added to the sound system.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Kia equips the EV6 with a wide range of standard driver-assistance features, such as automatic highlights and emergency braking. Several additional optional assistance options can be enabled to make the experience even safer. Important safety elements include:
- It comes standard with rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring.
- standard lane-keeping assistance and adaptive cruise control
- Remote parking assistance is available
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Kia offers one of the best warranty policies in the industry. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include any free scheduled maintenance as Hyundai provides.
- Five years or 60,000 miles are covered by the limited warranty.
- Ten years or 100,000 miles is the warranty period for the powertrain.
- There is no free scheduled maintenance