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Kia EV6 review

Category: Electric SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Kia EV6 2022 interior infotainment
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  • Kia EV6 2022 rear cornering
  • Kia EV6 2022 interior dashboard
  • Kia EV6 2022 boot open
  • Kia EV6 2022 interior infotainment
  • Kia EV6 2022 front cornering
  • Kia EV6 2022 right tracking
  • Kia EV6 2022 rear right tracking
  • Kia EV6 2022 front static
  • Kia EV6 2022 rear static
  • Kia EV6 2022 right static
  • Kia EV6 2022 headlight detail
  • Kia EV6 2022 rear light detail
  • Kia EV6 2022 mirror detail
  • Kia EV6 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Kia EV6 2022 charging socket
  • Kia EV6 2022 interior front seats
  • Kia EV6 2022 interior driver display
  • Kia EV6 2022
  • Kia EV6 2022 rear cornering
  • Kia EV6 2022 interior dashboard
  • Kia EV6 2022 boot open
  • Kia EV6 2022 interior infotainment
  • Kia EV6 2022 front cornering
  • Kia EV6 2022 right tracking
  • Kia EV6 2022 rear right tracking
  • Kia EV6 2022 front static
  • Kia EV6 2022 rear static
  • Kia EV6 2022 right static
  • Kia EV6 2022 headlight detail
  • Kia EV6 2022 rear light detail
  • Kia EV6 2022 mirror detail
  • Kia EV6 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Kia EV6 2022 charging socket
  • Kia EV6 2022 interior front seats
  • Kia EV6 2022 interior driver display
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

When you glance at the Kia EV6’s starting price, you might assume it’s a more expensive choice than the Hyundai Ioniq 5 or Skoda Enyaq.

Remember, though, that all versions of the EV6 have a large battery and a 300-mile plus official range as standard, while cheaper versions of the Ioniq 5 and Enyaq have much shorter ranges between charges. It’s still far from a bargain, with no versions eligible for a government grant to help you buy an EV (only vehicles priced below £32,000 qualify). 

Range-topping GT-Line S models get larger 20in alloys, exterior door handles that automatically pop out for you to grab, ventilated front seats and heated outer rear seats. It’s too pricey for us to recommend, though. Whichever trim you go for, we'd advise stumping up for the option heat pump for more efficient warming of the interior in colder temperatures.

Kia EV6 2022 interior infotainment

Reliability

Kia finished ninth out of the 30 brands in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey. That’s above Tesla (15th) and Volkswagen (20th) but well below Hyundai, in joint third.

The EV6 comes with a seven-year (100,000-mile) warranty that covers most components, including the drive battery. The Ioniq 5 gets eight years’ covers on the battery but only five years on the rest of the car.

Overview

The Kia EV6 is an excellent electric car with a long range and the ability to charge up very quickly. It’s also huge in the back and good to drive. Just bear in mind that cheaper rear-wheel drive versions make more financial sense than the faster four-wheel drive models.

  • Long range
  • Fast-charging capability
  • Long warranty
  • Loads of rear legroom
  • Shallow boot
  • Not exactly cheap
  • Slightly firm low-speed ride
New car deals
Target Price from £41,695
or from £557pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £49,870
Leasing deals
From £493pm