2022 Kia EV6 electric

MSRP $44,000

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2022 Kia EV6 electric Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 10, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Kia is making an aggressive entry in the EV segment with its all-new 2022 EV6. Not only it will be based on a dedicated electric vehicle platform, it will change the future of Kia’s EV lineup. As we know that electric cars are probably the next big thing and every manufacturer is trying their best to make their own. Kia is not new in this category as it has been selling some electric cars in the past years. With the EV6, it has decided to go all-in.

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Pros

Impressive electric range

Decent acceleration,800-volt charging capacity

Cons

Slightly underpowered base model

What's New?

All-new Kia model for 2022 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$44000

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$44,000 onwards

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2022 Kia EV6 will be much more powerful and will be based on a dedicated electric platform. The specs sheet is as exciting as the looks of the car. The 2022 EV6 will face off the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Tesla Model Y. It’s just a matter of time to see whether the EV6 will outclass its competitors and prove to be a game-changer?

2022 Kia EV6 electric Features

There will be six trim levels for the 2022 Kia EV6. However, Kia has not announced any trims and pricing yet. The pricing and Kia EV6 trim features are expected to be released around early 2022 when the sale arrives.

2022 Kia EV6 electric Engine and Performance

The 2022 Kia EV6 will be available in many battery options to choose from. The short-range variants will provide 167 hp for the RWD and 231 hp for the AWD. Whereas, the long-range, the base, and the GT-line will offer 225 hp for the RWD and 313 hp for the AWD version. The top-of-the-line GT trim is more performance-oriented and will be made available in AWD configuration only. It will churn out 576 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque. This is enough to do 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds which is insane. 

The electric motors will come with a single-speed direct-drive transmission. The EV6 comes in standard RWD config with available dual-motor e-AWD for better handling and capability. With the dual motor e-AWD system, this vehicle can tow up to 2000lbs. It also comes with Vehicle to Load Ports allowing the EV6 to act as a power generator to charge your laptops, home appliances, and camping equipment. 

Models 

2022 Kia EV6

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Tesla Model Y

MSRP

$45,000

$45,000

$42,895

$48,990

Engine

Permanent-magnet synchronous motor

Permanent-magnet synchronous motor

Permanent-magnet synchronous motor

Permanent-magnet synchronous motor

Transmission 

1-Speed direct drive

1-Speed direct drive

1-Speed direct drive

1-Speed direct drive

Horsepower

313 hp

170 hp

266 hp

384 hp

Torque

NA

258 lb-ft

317 lb-ft

376 lb-ft

0-60 MPH

5.1 secs

8.5 secs

5.8 secs

4.8 secs

Quarter Mile

NA

N/A

NA

12.7 secs

*2021 data used for reference

The only problem with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is that there is no performance model available till now. All the other rivals come with the performance trim if the customer wants to opt for it. The 2022 Kia EV6 will be available in many options to choose from. So, customers can choose whether they want a short-range, long-range, or performance variant to choose from. Tesla being a pioneer in this segment offers better performance and capability.

How does the 2022 Kia EV6 Handle?

Since the 2022 Kia EV6 has not been released there is no information available about its handling. However, according to some speculations, the 2022 Kia EV6 is expected to be very nimble vehicle handling as they have focused more on its performance and driving capabilities. 

The EV6 is the first vehicle to be based on the E-GMP architecture. This platform uses ultra-high-strength steel to provide a structure that’s both lighter and stronger. This translates into better safety and handling. A 5-link rear independent suspension delivers responsive and sporty handling. Dual motor e-AWD is expected to offer instantaneous acceleration and superior grip.

2022 Kia EV6 electric Fuel Economy

While the exact range is not announced by Kia, they have roughly said that the 2022 EV6 will be able to achieve 300 miles on a single charge. Meanwhile, the base short-range variant is expected to go around 230 miles on a single charge. 

Models

2022 Kia EV6

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Tesla Model Y

MPGe (City)

NA

NA

105

NA

MPGe (Highway)

NA

NA

93

94

MPGe (Combined)

NA

NA

100

NA

Battery Pack Size (kWh)

NA

58

NA

75.5

Range (miles)

300 (roughly)

240

230

316

Tesla has always been the king in the electric cars segment in terms of its range. The exact range for the 2022 Kia EV6 has not been announced by the manufacturer but, looking at the estimated range figures it looks like Tesla has finally got a worthy opponent. 

2022 Kia EV6 electric Interior

The dedicated electric platform for the 2022 Kia EV6 and the outstanding exterior design has allowed ample cargo storage with excellent passenger space. The interior of the 2022 Kia EV6 looks very attractive and futuristic. It is different from other traditional Kia cars. The seats are very lightweight and an interesting fact about the seat is that it is made from recycled plastic which helps to reduce the cost-efficiently. It offers seating for 5 in two rows. The seats are covered in vegan leather to make them more environmentally friendly. 

The vehicle is equipped with Heated front and rear outboard seats and a heated steering wheel. There is an ultra-wide sunroof on offer for added interior ambiance. A heat pump onboard compensates for heat loss in colder climates. Coming to the storage space there are many storage spaces throughout the interior of the car. It has 28 cubic feet of cargo space in the rear trunk and 54 cubic feet of cargo space when the seats are folded. The front trunk also has sufficient space to store your groceries. 

Models

2022 Kia EV6

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Tesla Model Y

Seating Capacity 

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head, Shoulder, Leg) (in)

NA

NA

38.9/57.6/41.7

41.0/56.4/41.8

Second Row (Head, Shoulder, Leg) (in)

NA

NA

38.3/55.9/38.1

39.4/54.0/40.5

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

28

18.75

29.7

66.0

The interior dimensions for the 2022 Kia EV6 aren’t out yet but from the speculations we think that the interior passenger space will not be a problem all thanks to the dedicated electric platform. For now, the Tesla Model Y has the best in class interior passenger space. Even the cargo space is massive on the Tesla Model Y. Some standout interior features of the 2022 Kia EV6 include:

  • Vegan leather seats
  • Recycled plastic seatbacks, heated 
  • 12-inch instrument cluster
  • Ultra-wide sunroof
  • Augmented reality heads-up display
  • Heated Steering wheel

2022 Kia EV6: Infotainment and Connectivity

The 2022 Kia EV6 will come with a 12-inch touchscreen curved infotainment display attached to the 12-inch driver’s cluster gauge. The curved display includes a blue light filter that helps to reduce eye strain and driver fatigue. It also has Bluetooth telephone connectivity with USB and auxiliary ports, wireless smartphone charging. A WiFi hotspot will ensure a good internet connection inside the car. 

It also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in its tech suite. With smartwatch connectivity, you can control the infotainment system with gestures. The EV6 will also have Kia’s latest UVO link connected vehicle services that include Kia Pay. It has a 14 speaker Meridian audio system that will take the party to the roads. Some of the standout infotainment features of the car include:

  • 12-inch touchscreen curved infotainment display
  • Special blue filter light 
  • Bluetooth telephone connectivity 
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Wifi hotspot
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Voice Recognition System 
  • Kia UVO link connected vehicle services like Kia Play
  • 14-speaker Meridian audio system 
  • Navigation routing 

2022 Kia EV6 electric Exterior

As 2022 is an all-new beginning for the Kia EV6 the exterior design is completely out of the box and bold as compared to the existing Kia models. The traditional tiger face grille is now replaced with the digital tiger face grille complemented by the daytime running headlights that look mesmerizing. The wide and low air intake adds to the beauty of the car. 

Towards the sides, the line below the doors goes all the way to the rear and joins the LED taillamps which are curved upwards. Overall the entire exterior of the car is aerodynamic and creates a visual appeal to the customers. 

Models

2022 Kia EV6

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Tesla Model Y

Curb Weight 

3120 lbs

4,034

4394 lbs

4416 lbs

Length 

185

182.5

185.6

187

Width 

NA

74.4

74.1

75.6

Height

NA

63.2

64

63.9

Ground Clearance 

NA

N/A

5.7

6.6

Wheelbase

114.2

118.1

117.5

113.8

Track Width (in) F/R

NA

N/A

64/64

64.4/64.4

The 2022 Kia EV6 is the lightest car amongst all which helps it to perform better than most of its competitors. The Ford Mustang Mach-E has a larger wheelbase than others. The Tesla Model Y being the heaviest car in its segment still outclasses its competitors in terms of its performance. Exterior features include:

  • Digital Tiger face grille
  • 5 link independent rear suspension
  • 20-inch alloy wheels

2022 Kia EV6 electric Safety

Once launched, the Kia EV6 will undergo crash tests conducted by NHTSA and IIHS. The Kia EV6 offers an array of driver assistance systems. Besides driver aids like forward collision warning and blind-spot monitoring, you also get add-ons such as Safe Exit Assist, which restricts the rear doors from opening into oncoming traffic. 

The Highway Driving Assist feature helps keep the car concentrated in its lane and can automatically execute lane changes. And by using the key fob, you can remotely enter or exit a parking spot. The notable safety features of the 2022 Kia EV6 include:

  • Lane change assist
  • Safe Exit assist
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring

2022 Kia EV6 electric Final Verdict

The 2022 Kia EV6 seems to be a very tough competitor by looking at the speculations. It has some interesting techs and features apart from its outstanding performance. However, the car’s true potential will only be known after the car is launched and thoroughly tested. We will continue to update the latest information as soon as there is an official announcement from the manufacturer.