The Kia EV6 sets new standards that other electric vehicles can only hope to meet. We’re incredibly impressed with what the 2022 Kia EV6 offers, but it falls short of a complete package.
Is the 2022 Kia EV6 worth buying?
Yes, the 2022 Kia EV6 is a great electric vehicle to buy. It is an attractive, comfortable and convenient SUV that prioritizes the enjoyment of the driver during family trips and trips.
However, while the EV6 is a full option, it feels a bit rushed. Apparent features may have been overlooked and could use some extra polish. That is why we put a list of the pros and cons to consider.
1. PRO: The 2022 Kia EV6 is fun
It’s hard not to smile while driving the 2022 Kia EV6. The Kia EV6 Wind makes 320 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque for instant acceleration. This SUV can hit 60 mph in about 5.1 seconds. The EV6 GT can get there in 3.5 seconds, which challenges the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
The EV6 can take off with confidence and plenty of cornering grip. The suspension can feel light at times, but the tires provide plenty of grip and the handling is quite responsive. It’s easy to get around the traffic.
Additionally, the EV6 has a tight turning radius of 19.1 feet. It is agile and easy to navigate through tight areas. Add a new level of excitement and convenience to daily commutes.
2. PRO: The Kia EV6 is comfortable
You can relax in the Kia EV6 after a long day. The interior is fairly quiet, but you can pick up wind and road noise at highway speeds. Plus, the EV6 provides a smooth ride on most surfaces.
Rough sections of pavement are easily absorbed. Also, the EV6 has limited body roll with plenty of side braces to keep it in place.
The seats are large and well padded with tons of adjustment controls. The rear seat is also comfortable and roomy, with enough room for two adults to stretch out. Plus, the back seat reclines!
3. PRO: The 2022 EV6 has great drive modes
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You can easily adjust the drive mode and regenerative braking levels in the 2022 Kia EV6 to suit your mood. The theme of the digital gauge cluster adjusts to each mode by changing colors.
In sport mode, the suspension is stiffer and response times are much quicker for a more engaging ride. Change the theme to red.
Normal mode is a bit more relaxed with smoother throttle response. It changes the theme to blue and has slightly smoother brakes.
Eco Mode is nice and green to save energy. It has the slowest acceleration speed and the most relaxed experience.
You can return the most energy to the batteries in the third regenerative braking mode. However, this mode makes the brakes softer a bit and causes the vehicle to stop coasting prematurely.
It might take a little getting used to. The amount of energy returned to the batteries is quite impressive and efficient.
4. PRO: The EV6 charges quickly
We’re very impressed with how quickly the 2022 Kia EV6 charges. At a fast-charging station, we topped up 90 miles of range in about 36 minutes. This is the fastest charging vehicle we’ve ever driven.
Using a Level 1 charger or a 120-volt household outlet, you can return about nine miles of range per hour. A level 2 charger recharges the battery from 10 to 100 percent in about seven hours.
You can use a DC fast charging station to add up to 217 miles of range in about 18 minutes. It can add around 70 miles of range in less than five minutes.
1. CON: Missing things
The 2022 Kia KV6 does not come with everything ready to go. For example, it doesn’t have a standard charging cable like other electric vehicles.
You can only access pop-up door handles with GT-Line. Non-jumping door handles can pinch your hands and fingers, so be careful.
In addition, the sunroof is also limited to the GT line. It is a bit disappointing that the wind model has a regular solid roof.
2. CON: The Kia EV6 feels cramped
The 2022 Kia EV6 feels a bit small. The front seats have plenty of room, but the roofline is low, limiting headroom. However, only two adults fit comfortably in the back seat and the floor is flat. This provides space for a smaller third person.
But, storage space is limited. Aside from a deep center console, there aren’t many places to store personal items. The trays are small and the doors have snug side pockets, especially in the rear.
The trunk provides plenty of cargo space, but the cargo cover gets in the way. It has to be removed to fold the second row seats down or to recline the rear seat.
3. CON: The charging port is at the rear
The 2022 Kia EV6 is equipped with the charging port in the rear. It’s quite far back with the taillights, which makes it frustrating to access from the right side. Thank goodness some charging stations have super long cables that are easy to reach.
However, if you don’t want to stretch the cable, you will have to go back to the charging station. This can add an additional inconvenient step.
Also, imagine parking your vehicle and discovering that the cable does not reach it. Would you be happy if you had to go back to your EV6 and park again to charge it?
This is just a small part of the Kia EV6 information we have to share. Stay tuned for our full review of all the specs.