The 2022 Kia EV6 is on the minds of Kia enthusiasts everywhere and being the first model released from the brand’s Plan S, many want to know how it compares to the competition. Many automotive brands are making their way onto the electric scene and Kia currently has a list of models set to launch over the next few years.
The 2022 EV6 is expected to set the standard for the Kia brand’s electric crossover lineup and our team at Friendly Kia can’t stop talking about what this vehicle is going to bring to the Tampa Bay area. In this head-to-head comparison we are looking at how the 2022 EV6 is set to compare against another upcoming electric model – the 2021 Nissan Ariya. See how the EV6 and Ariya compare on paper before they both make their market debuts below.
2022 Kia EV6
2021 Nissan Ariya
||800V Multi-Charging Capable
|Rear-Wheel Drive or Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive
||Front-Wheel Drive or All-Wheel Drive
|53.5 cubic feet
||Cargo Capacity Behind Front Seats
||59.7 cubic feet
|27.7 cubic feet||Cargo Capacity Behind Rear Seats
||22.8 cubic feet
|Up to 5 passengers
||Meridian Premium Audio System
|167 – 576 horsepower||Horsepower Range
||215 – 389 horsepower
|Under 3.5 seconds (GT model)||0-60 mph
The flat-floor design in the rear of the 2022 Kia EV6 allows drivers to quickly transform their electric Kia from a people-mover to a mini cargo hauler. The electric crossover boasts 27.7 cubic feet of standard space behind the rear seats and up to 53.5 cubic feet of space when the rear seats are folded down. With the rear seats in place the EV6 offers 102 cubic feet of passenger room with seating for up to five adult passengers.
The EV6 will be offered with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive and a choice between a 58.0 kWh battery and a 77.4 kWh battery, with each available setup offering a different amount of power for drivers. Below is a breakdown of how the power specs lineup for each available combination in the EV6.
RWD with 58.0 kWh battery and 160kW rear motor: 167 horsepower
RWD with 77.4 kWh battery and 160kW rear motor: 218 horsepower
AWD with 77.4 kWh battery with 70kW front motor and 160kW rear motor: 313 horsepower
AWD with 77.4 kWh battery with 160kW front motor and 270kW rear motor: 576 horsepower
For additional information on the 2022 Kia EV6 or its arrival at Friendly Kia near Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Tampa Bay, contact a member of our team today.