2022 Kia EV6 Driving Range and Performance
With pricing expected to open around $45,000 MSRP, the new Kia EV6 promises to become a competitive alternative to long-range EVs like the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model 3, and Tesla Model Y. Join us as we continue to explore the driving range and performance highlights of the 2022 Kia EV6 in this guide from the team of experts at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL.
2022 Kia EV6 Targeted Driving Range
The 2022 Kia EV6 has a targeted driving range of up to 300 miles, putting it in the same ballpark as some of the industry’s highest-range EVs. That’s more available range than you’ll find in the Volkswagen ID.4, Hyundai Kona Electric, Chevy Bolt EV, Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, Jaguar I-Pace, or the Porsche Taycan. The EV6 promises the highest range of any Kia model yet, beating out the Kia Nero EV and its maximum range of 239 miles.
The 2022 Kia EV6 can provide anywhere from 200 to 300 miles of estimated driving range, depending on the configuration. Thanks to its 800-volt architecture, the 2022 Kia EV6 can add up to 210 miles of range in under 18 minutes at a DC fast charging station.
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2022 Kia EV6 Performance and Battery Options
The 2022 Kia EV6 offers two available battery packs, several motor configurations, and a choice between rear- or all-wheel-drive. A GT performance model with 577 horsepower and all-wheel drive will arrive in late 2022. Here’s a breakdown of the four options available for the Kia EV6 this year:
|Drivetrain||Battery||Motor||Horsepower||Est. Driving Range||Acceleration (0-60 mph)|
|RWD||58.0 kWh battery||160kW rear motor||167 horsepower||250 miles||—|
|RWD||77.4 kWh battery||160kW rear motor||218 horsepower||230 miles||—|
|AWD||77.4 kWh battery||70kW front motor + 160kW rear motor||313 horsepower||300 miles||5.1 seconds|
|AWD (GT)||77.4 kWh battery||160kW front motor + 270kW rear motor||576 horsepower||200 miles||3.5 seconds|
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