2022 Kia EV6 Full Review Hybrid SUV First Drive

The all-new 2022 Kia EV6 is a groundbreaking electric SUV that sets a new standard for the segment. With its sleek and stylish design, advanced technology, and impressive range,

The EV6 is sure to turn heads and turn the industry on its head. We had the chance to take the EV6 for a spin, and we came away impressed. Here’s our full review of the all-new Kia EV6.

The 2022 Kia EV6 electric crossover is easy to use and outperforms its rivals in the way it drives and charges, but it comes with some potentially big caveats.

Few EVs in this price range qualify for the corny “2022 Tesla Model 3” label, but the EV6 comes close.

2022 Kia EV6 Review

2022 Kia EV6 Review
2022 Kia EV6 Reviews

The 2022 Kia EV6 is a small crossover/hatchback and the first electric vehicle in the Kia line-up to be built from the ground up. This means that unlike the Niro EV (the electric version of the Niro Hybrid)

The EV6 enjoys the advantage of being designed as an EV from the start. Given the car’s neat overall size, Kia didn’t need to worry about the engine or other legacy components, giving the EV6 its uniquely sleek styling and relatively roomy seats.

Kia says you can top up 70 miles in less than five minutes and charge from 10 percent to Charges 80% of the battery in 18 minutes when using the 350 kW charger. Unfortunately, these 350 kW plants are very rare.

2022 Kia EV6 Performance

2022 Kia EV6 Performance

Kia offers the 2022 EV6 in three main configurations. The base EV6 has a 58-kWh battery pack and a 167-hp electric motor that drives the rear wheels. All upper trims have a 77.4 kWh battery, available with rear-wheel drive (225 hp) or – with Second Motor – All-Wheel Drive (320 hp).

The standard setting is perfectly suited for everyday driving tasks. Throttle response is quick and linear and thanks to the instant torque of the electric motor the EV6 zips around the line and around town with briskness.

The sprint from 0 to 60 mph takes a reasonable 7 to 8 seconds, and There is enough electricity to pass other vehicles on the highway. That EV6 , opting for all-wheel drive greatly improves the fun factor. The extra motor provides a noticeable boost in power and traction,

And it enables the EV6 to go from zero to 60 mph in under 5 seconds. That’s fast enough to make many sports sedans jump at stop lights, It will keep you engrossed in your seat.

2022 Kia EV6 interior

2022 Kia EV6 interior
2022 Kia EV6 interior

The EV6’s internals are smooth and easy to use, with no real learning curve. We especially like the central touch panel that toggles between climate and radio functions. Genius! There are several issues worth pointing out.

Rear visibility is amazing, Not very good. The chunky rear pillars mean a big blind spot and the rear window aperture is a little too small. It’s not a dealbreaker, but you just need to be more cautious when changing lanes or reversing.

It’s easy to find your preferred driving position. There’s plenty of room for rear passengers too. But because of the EV6’s sloping roofline, taller rear seat riders have to keep an eye on their heads when getting in and out.

2022 Kia EV6 MPG

The Kia EV6 has excellent fuel economy. The rear-wheel-drive EV6 model is rated at 117 MPG in combined city/highway driving, while the all-wheel-drive EV6 model is rated at 105 MPGe.

2022 Kia EV6 Test Drive

2022 Kia EV6 Test Drive
2022 Kia EV6 Test Drive

EV6 is the sweetheart of driving. That’s refreshing given the questionable ride quality and ruggedness of many similarly priced EVs. The EV6 should send a message to other auto-makers: it’s OK for a car to look aggressive but not to drive, especially if that means comfort is sacrificed.

The EV6 and its modern Ioniq 5 cousin share the same underlying global architecture and compared to the aggressively tuned Model Y both are comfort-oriented-inducing uncomfortable.

The AWD EV6 GT-Line has a drive motor in the front and a drive motor in the back that produces 320 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque, which Kia says can propel the EV6 from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds;

Kia EV6 its Stinger sports sedan with turbocharged 2.5 liter four-cylinder hits 60 mph at 5.2 mph second.

2022 Kia EV6 Time for full Charge

2022 Kia EV6 Time Charge
2022 Kia EV6 Time Charge

The charging time of the Kia EV6 depends on the method used. The EV6 can add up to 70 miles of range in 5 minutes or when plugged into a DC fast charging station (Level 3) you can get an 80 percent charge in about 20 minutes. This is a very fast charging rate, which is possible because of the High operating voltage for EV6.

Plugging into a 240-volt outlet or a level 2 public charging station can fully charge a model with a 58 kWh battery in 6 hours (7 hours with a 77 kWh battery). A typical 120 volt household outlet (Class 1) can add a few miles per hour to range, which is helpful in a pinch but Not practical in the long run.

One of the EV6’s biggest selling points is its ability to give back that energy. The EV6 can use its battery pack to power laptop camping equipment and even smaller home appliances,

which is known as vehicle-to-load charging (V2L). It can also charge other electric vehicles, The speed is rather slow (Vehicle-to-Vehicle or V2V).

The EV6 is a brand-new vehicle, so it’s hard to say how long the battery will last. Kia backs the battery with a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty.

2022 Kia EV6 models

2022 Kia EV6 models

The 2022 Kia EV6 is a compact EV that straddles the line between crossover and hatchback. The EV6 is sold in four trim levels: Light Wind GT-Line and First Edition.

Kia offers different battery pack and electric motor combinations, resulting in different power outputs and ranges.

2022 Kia EV6 Price

Pricing for the 2022 Kia EV6 starts at $40,900. That’s about average for an electric SUV and roughly on par with rivals like the Volkswagen ID.4 and Ford Mustang Mach-E as well as Kia’s own Niro EV.

EV6 prices rise to $47,000 and $51,200 for mid-range Wind and GT-Line trims respectively Fully loaded First Edition prices climbed to $58,500 each.

2022 Kia EV6 Price
2022 Kia EV6 Price


The Kia EV6 is a hybrid SUV that was first introduced in 2022. It is a full-size SUV that is available in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive configurations.

The EV6 has a base price of $37,495 and is powered by a 3.3 liter V6 engine that produces295 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque.

The EV6 is also equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and an electric motor that generates 67 horsepower and 149 pound-feet of torque. The EV6 has a total range of 500 miles and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds.

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