The Kia EV6 is the first step in the carmaker’s plans to build and sell 11 new electric vehicles by 2026. If you ask us, it’s a step in the right direction. The EV6 is attractive, spacious, sporty, and modestly priced for an EV, with a starting price of $42,695 for the EV6 Light.
The lineup doesn’t end there. Kia offers five EV trims with two electric motor configurations, as well as the option to get rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive on everything but the base Light trim, which only comes with RWD. With so many options, the pricing can get a little confusing.
2022 Kia EV6 pricing information
The Kia EV6 MSRP starts at $42,695, which includes a $1,295 destination fee.
That’s for the Light, which is the lowest trim available on the model. That also means Kia is only offering it with
RWDand the model’s smallest motor configuration, a 58kWH battery that gets 167 horsepower and a 232-mile range.
For more power and a higher range, you’ll need to move up the trim ladder to something more expensive with a bigger battery. If you get AWD instead of RWD, your Kia will have a motor on each axle instead of one electric motor on the rear axle.
Here’s how each trim level is priced for 2022:
- Kia EV6 Light RWD: $42,695
- Kia EV6 Wind RWD: $48,795
- Kia EV6 Wind AWD: $52,115
- Kia EV6 GT-Line RWD: $52,995
- Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD: $57,115
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What is the cheapest Kia EV6?
The least expensive Kia EV6 you can get is the Light RWD. Priced at $42,695, it comes with a rear axle-mounted motor that makes 167 horsepower and258 lb-ft of torque. Its range is 232 miles, with an EPA-estimated mpgE of 136 in the city and 100 on the highway.
With a 110V charger, it’ll take 51 hours to get to full steam, but if you can get to a 220V charger, it only takes 6.3 hours. Even better, if you can hook up to an Ultra Fast DC with 440V, your battery will go from 0-100% in just 1.05 hours! Here are the other standard features you’ll get with the Kia Light RWD:
- Ultra Fast DC charging capability
- LED headlights and taillights
- Dark gray 19-inch alloy wheels
- Heated front seats
- 8-way power driver’s seat with 2-way power lumbar
- Wireless phone charger
- Kia Highway Driving Assist
- Wi-Fi hotspot
- Five USB ports
- Navigation-based smart cruise control
Is a Kia EV6 worth it?
As you can see, the EV6 price is approaching Tesla territory. But that’s because the EV6 is approaching, and in some ways, surpassing Tesla quality.
For instance, while the
Tesla 3admittedly gets better range than the EV6, its shockingly simple interior and cramped back seat can be off-putting. The EV6, on the other hand, has a comfortable and roomy backseat and a modern digital dashboard that feels more like a new car than a sci-fi movie.
For the price, you also get an impressive setup of standard features. We’re impressed by the many standard driver-assistance features, as well as the 12-inch touchscreen infotainment setup. It can receive over-the-air software updates and is accessible with tons of voice command options.
What is the horsepower of a Kia EV6?
The base level Kia EV6 Light has a modest horsepower of just 167. Upgrade to the EV6 Wind for $48,795 and you’ll get 225 horses. The AWD Wind, priced at $52,695, is capable of 320 horsepower. The Wind’s horsepower matches that of the RWD and AWD Kia EV6 GT Line, priced at $52,995 and $57,115, respectively.
In 2023, Kia will release the EV6 GT — not to be confused with the GT Line. The EV6 GT doesn't have a price available yet, but Kia says it’s capable of up to 576 horsepower!
What is the range of the Kia EV6?
Your Kia EV6 range depends on which battery you get. With the 58 kWh battery, which comes standard on the Light, you’ll get up to 232 miles of range. The bigger 77.4 kWh battery on the other trims gets up to 310 miles.
Is the Kia EV6 reliable?
With the EV6 just coming out in 2022, it's hard to say if it’s reliable. However, Kia has come a long way over the years. Based on Kia’s brand reputation for reliability, the Kia EV6 should have average or better reliability.
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