2022 Kia EV6 vs. Its Competition

2022 Kia EV6
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Ford Mustang Mach-E offers a somewhat sportier driving experience and a lower, more Mustang-like driving position, but its interior is more cramped.

VW’s ID.4 is the first of new generation of affordable EVs, but it doesn’t charge as quickly or wring as many miles out of its energy as the EV6.

The Ioniq 5 is the cousin of the Kia EV6.

It emphasizes ride quality a bit more, but with a slightly less aero-optimized shape it goes fewer miles from the same battery packs.

The Tesla Model Y is widely seen as the benchmark for the segment, but with a series of price hikes this year it now starts over $60,000—well beyond what a top-trim EV6 costs.

The Kia Niro EV is another alternative from this brand; it doesn’t offer all-wheel drive but heaps on the features for a price that parallels the entry point of the EV6.

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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2022 EV6 flexes all the strengths of electric vehicles in a package that’s as thrilling to drive as it is to look at.
8.5
The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E gives the electric crossover good looks and agility.
8.4
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is at the leading edge for mass-market EVs, and it looks the part.
6.6
The 2022 Kia Niro EV is a pragmatic entry point to all-electric motoring, with a roomy layout and long driving range.
7.5
The 2022 Model Y offers range and performance that EV competitors can’t match, albeit at a higher price point.
7.0
The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 gives families the right formula for saying farewell to tailpipe emissions, but the cabin tech could use some smoothing over.
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Engine     
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EPA Class     
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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