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Kia EV6 Range & Specs: Here's What You Can Expect

Introduced for the 2022 model year, the Kia EV6 marks Kia’s third generation of electric vehicles, allowing it to position itself ahead of many carmakers in the EV race.

Yes, it’s a mechanical clone to the equally advanced Hyundai IONIQ 5 we reviewed here, but it presents itself through a unique design language that was penned by non-other than Karim Habib, who grew up in Montreal. 

Perhaps where the EV6 hits the hardest is in its wide range of available configurations, which are possible thanks to two different batteries and drivetrain configurations. There’s even an all-new high-performance GT model. Here’s everything you need to know about the new Kia EV6’s range and specs. 

Kia EV6 | Photo: Kia 

For EV6 driving impressions, performance, and closer look at the interior, read our 2022 Kia EV6 First Drive Review here.

What kind of range (KM) and charging times can you expect from all Kia EV6 models?

Key range and charging specs:

  • Charging - Level 1 (120V): 68 hours (120V / 12A)
  • Charging - Level 2 (240V): 7 hours 10 minutes (240V / 48A)
  • Charging - Level 3 (Fast Charge): DC fast charge 10 - 80%: 18 mins (350kW); 73 minutes (50kW)
  • Electric Driving Range (km) - est.: 441 km
  • Energy Consumption - City: 2.0 Le/100km
  • Energy Consumption - Highway: 2.5 Le/100km
  • Energy Consumption - Combined: 2.2 Le/100km

Range and charging times for a Kia EV6 will vary according to the model you choose. There are five different trim levels to choose from: RWD (rear-wheel drive) Standard Range ($45,110), RWD Long Range ($53,110), AWD (all-wheel drive) Long Range ($55,110), AWD Long Range with GT-Line Package 1 ($58,110) and AWD Long Range ($62,110) with GT-Line Package 2. 

Kia EV6 | Photo: Kia 

Each model is powered by a different battery or either propelled by one or two electric motors. This will change the car’s range accordingly. Please keep in mind that the following numbers are in ideal conditions as range can be impacted by many factors.

For instance, an entry level RWD Standard Range EV6 is powered by a 58-kWh battery good for 373 km, according to EPA standards. The RWD Long Range EV6, however, will drive up to 499 km thanks to a 77.4-kWh battery. This is the model that has the highest range in the lineup. The remaining three all-wheel drive versions, which also get the 77.4-kWh battery, are good for approximately 441 km.

Kia EV6 motor specs:

  • Engine Type: Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
  • Voltage: 697 V
  • Power - kW: 320 hp
  • Torque @ rpm (lb-ft): 446
  • Charger Power - kW: 10.9
  • Battery Type: LIPB (Lithium Ion Polymer Battery)
  • Battery Capacity - Ah: 111.2
  • Battery Energy - kWh: 77.4
  • Battery Power - kW: 253
  • Battery Density - kW: 618 Wh/ℓ

The upcoming EV6 GT, with its tire-shredding 576-horsepower from the same 77.4-kWh battery, drops the range back down to 373 km due to its higher output.

Kia EV6 GT ramps up power to 576-horsepower but reduces overall electric range to down to 373 km | Photo: Kia 

As for charging times, all models are compatible with a 350-kW fast charger. This means that in ideal conditions (like range, charging times can be impacted by many factors such as ambient temperature, battery temperature or the battery’s overall condition) the EV6 can replenish its battery from 10% to 80% in only 18 minutes. 

On a conventional level 2 (240-volt) home charger, however, expect a charging time anywhere between 8 and 10 hours, again, depending on several different factors.

Kia EV6 vs Hyundai IONIQ 5 – what’s the difference?

Yes, underneath the EV6’s sleek sheet metal sits essentially the same car as the Hyundai IONIQ 5. That’s because both are based on the Hyundai group’s E-GMP modular architecture, which is dedicated to electric vehicles. It’s the same platform that also underpins the Genesis GV60.

Sleeker, fastback look with Kia’s battery electric compact crossover SUV 

Kia EV6 | Photo: Kia 

However, the EV6 gets its own unique styling, appearing more like a sleek fastback coupe than a pure hatchback like the IONIQ 5. Like its corporate cousin, the EV6 doesn’t come with a rear wiper, an issue that has proved frustrating for Canadian IONIQ 5 owners due to its upright rear glass. However, since the EV6’s rear glass is much more slanted than on the Hyundai, the lack of a wiper is less of a problem when driving in through the rain or snow.

The EV6’s unique design language is carried over inside where it presents itself as a sportier alternative to the IONIQ 5. Yes, it gets the same giant screen that spans the entire dashboard (it’s actually two small screens installed side-by-side), and that system updates itself wirelessly, but unlike the IONIQ 5, the EV6 gets an enormous floating center console which includes neat storage compartments, a wireless phone charger and the car’s drive mode selectors. 

Kia EV6 interior | Photo: Kia 

Finally, the EV6 gets a unique digital panel to operate both the car’s climate control and radio controls. As a matter of fact, both are nestled inside the same panel. One simply needs to press a small button with the shape of an arrow to toggle between climate control settings, or radio settings, using the same buttons. You’ll need to get used to it at first, but once you will, that panel should be a breeze to operate.

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Kia EV6 main specs

Standard Battery Capacity

58 kWh

Optional Battery Capacity

77 kWh

Power & Torque 

58 kWh battery RWD: 167 hp and 258 lb-ft

77.4 kWh battery RWD: 225 hp and 258 lb-ft

77.4 kWh battery AWD: 320 hp and 446 lb-ft

EV6 GT (77.4 kWh battery AWD) : 576 hp and 546 lb-ft

Range

58 kWh battery RWD: 373 km

77.4 kWh battery RWD: 499 km

77.4 kWh battery AWD: 441 km

EV6 GT (77.4 kWh battery AWD): 373 km

Fast Charging Power

350 kW

Onboard Charger

10.9 kW

Wheelbase

114.2 inches

Length

184.8 inches

Width (without mirrors)

74.4 inches

Base Curb Weight

4,502 pounds

Maximum Towing

2,300 pounds

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