Kia EV6 Review

Price: £44,195 - £56,570

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9/10

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It might use the same crucial components as the Hyundai IONIQ5, but the Kia is sleeker, sportier, and more efficient. We love it.

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  • Battery size: 77.4kWh
  • Miles per kWh: 4.24
  • E-Rating™: A+

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  • Max charge rate: 232 kW
  • Range: 328 miles
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  • Battery size: 77.4kWh
  • Miles per kWh: 4.24
  • E-Rating™: A+

    Click here to find out more about our electric car Efficiency Rating.​

  • Max charge rate: 232 kW
  • Range: 328 miles
  • Kia EV6, action, red
  • Kia EV6, interior, red
  • Kia EV6, interior, red
  • Electrifying.com E-Rating A+
Driven and reviewed by Electrifying.com・ Published: 16/08/2021・Updated: 14/10/2022

Ginny Says

“Don't underestimate the importance of the Kia EV6. While rivals might be able to match its performance, efficiency, space and driving dynamics, nothing in this price range can get close to its recharging speeds. That will overshadow everything else when you are on a journey and in a hurry. ”

Nicki Says

“I can see why the EV6 is one of the most researched cars on Electrifying.com - the figures and tech list all add up to make is a compelling choice, even if the prices raise an eyebrow. I might be tempted to plump for the more interesting looks, affordable prices and relaxing drive of the Hyundai IONIQ5 though. ”

This is proof Kias are no longer the cheap, bargain bucket option. But that doesn’t mean its more premium cars aren’t stuffed with kit.

  • Price:£44,195 to £56,770
  • Full charge cost (approx. – based on home charging):£12.50
  • Company car tax:2% (2022-25)
  • Insurance group:34-45
  • Warranty: 7 years/100,000 miles
  • Battery :7 years/100,000 miles

Pricing

You currently have three different spec levels and two different powertrains to choose from, though in terms of battery and range, they’re all pretty similar, using a 77.4kWh battery for over 300 miles of range. As we’ve previously mentioned they’re all brimmed with safety tech, too, so your main options concern power and premium flourishes.

Kicking the range off is the base Air spec, available only with the entry RWD powertrain. It starts at £44,195 with your only real option being colour – it’s stocked with equipment as standard. Adding another £3,000 upgrades it to GT-Line spec, which brings upgraded LED headlights and a more assertive styling kit on the outside and comfier front seats inside, as well as those external outlet power sockets and wireless phone charging. This is your first opportunity to get the 321bhp EV6 AWD, too, which is a further £3,500, starting at £50,695.

GT-Line S trim tops the range (£51,695 for the RWD, £55,195 for the AWD) and brings inch-bigger 20in alloys, an electric tailgate, a premium sound system, posh park assist and a few more safety flourishes nestled below a panoramic glass roof. It also brings a techy augmented reality head-up display.

Keen for the high-performance EV6 GT? That’s £61,595. Bold for a Kia, but we’re expecting bold performance to back it all up.

Running Costs

A big battery means bigger charging costs, so you’re into double figures for a charge – around £12.50 for a complete top up at home, or £10-11 to boost yourself up to 80 per cent with a public charger.

The insurance looks a little costly – peaking at group 45 – but that simply evidences that Kia is no longer merely a value brand, but a proper premium player with desirable cars like the EV6. Mind, try telling its warranty team, who still insist on giving every one of their cars a gobsmacking seven-year/100,000-mile package, more than double its key rivals. The same period covers the battery, too. As you might have spotted, all models are over £40,000, meaning it doesn’t enjoy any of the UK government grants currently on offer to lower priced models.

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