The 2023 Kia EV6 has become one of the safest EVs out there after being awarded the Top Safety Pick+ rating by IIHS. The EV crossover brought the third such award for the Korean brand this year. The other two Top Safety Pick+ achievers are the Kia K5 Sedan and the 2022 Kia Stinger.
The remaining horses from the Korean stable have also performed well, and all of them earned the Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The difference between these two awards is that the Top Safety Pick award can be earned if a model gets at least a Good or Acceptable rating in one of its trims, while the Top Safety Pick+ Award is only given to those models that have at least a Good or Acceptable rating in all of their trims.
Last time, we saw the 2023 Audi A5 awarded the top honor by the IIHS because of the introduction of a matrix LED light setup in its base trim, replacing the LED reflector units for 2023.
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The Kia EV6 and its sibling, the Hyundai IONIQ 5, have been known for being the best EVs out there among automobile journalists and media houses. According to several figures, Hyundai and its sister brand, Kia, have nailed the budget EV game with products like these.
Even rivals from the world's largest automaker, Volkswagen ID.4, are no match for the Korean EV Crossovers.
The 2023 Kia EV6 comes with a starting MSRP of $48,500 and goes all the way up to $61,400. The base Wind trim gets a 77.4 kWh battery pack that offers it an EPA range of 310 miles. According to Kia, the top-end AWD GT variant can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. The GT variant also packs a drift mode to offer an enthusiastic electric driving experience.
Talking about the charging, it takes around 18 minutes to charge from 10–80% with DC fast chargers.
As of now, the 2023 Kia EV6 has only been tested by the IIHS, and the NHTSA test is still pending. According to IIHS, the EV6 crossover earned Good ratings in the crash avoidance and mitigation and crashworthiness tests.
In all kinds of tests, the Kia EV6 earned a Good rating, and the only Acceptable rating it received was in the evaluation of its structure and safety cage. So overall, the Kia EV6 stands out as a safe and secure EV crossover.
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