The first car in Kia’s portfolio designed exclusively as an electric vehicle from the ground up is the 2022 Kia EV6, a compact crossover/hatchback. As a result, the EV6 benefits from Kia’s development as an EV from the start, unlike the Niro EV (which is a hybrid Niro that Kia has electrified).
Without having to worry about a motor or other conventional components, KIA was able to give the EV6 a particularly sleek design and fairly generous seating, considering the car’s compact overall size.
The 2022 EV6 isn’t just a glimpse of Kia’s all-electric future; it is a very good electric vehicle that can compete with other popular electric vehicles. Electric vehicles like the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Tesla Model 3 and Y and Volkswagen ID.4.
If you’re looking for an electric SUV that prioritizes the driving experience, take a look at the 2022 Kia EV6. It has plenty of power, precise steering and balanced handling. However, better alternatives are available if a comfortable ride or plenty of luggage room are more important to you.
Let’s take a look inside the cabin of the Kia EV6 and see what it looks like.
The interior of the Kia EV6 is a treasure trove of technology
The 2022 Kia EV6 has a ton of cabin tech. Two 12.3-inch screens cover the left half of the dashboard. The gauge display on the left is essentially an exact replica of Hyundai’s. That’s not necessarily a bad thing as it does a great job of displaying all the important information in different ways.
The EV6 features Kia’s latest infotainment system on the right screen. This system is quite nice. Genesis, Hyundai and Kia also use infotainment. Although standard, you can’t use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wirelessly, which is a little disappointing.
The only USB-A port for data makes using smartphone mirroring even more frustrating. Kia places it near the ground below the HVAC controls.
Two USB-C back sockets are smartly integrated into the front seatbacks, and there’s a USB-C connector up front for fast charging.
There are also a ton of security technologies. Kia’s Drivewise collection of active and passive driver assistance features is standard on the EV6. This includes lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking and forward collision warning. In addition, it also includes blind spot monitoring, parking sensors and remote parking assistance.
ACC works wonders for a convenient setup. It works with other technologies to keep the car in its lane and follow traffic, even in stop-and-go situations.
The Kia EV6 is quite a practical and spacious vehicle
In a cabin that’s both technologically advanced and loaded with useful amenities, the driver and front passenger have plenty of room to spread out.
Once you get past all the tech, the rest of the cabin has some nice touches. There is a large bin under the center armrest in addition to decent sized door bins. In addition to the two cupholders and USB and USB-C chargers, there is additional open storage space between the two front seats.
Even with the seats adjusted to the lowest position, the EV6 places the driver and front passenger quite high. The wheel can be adjusted within a wide range, and there’s plenty of room to raise the seats higher. It would be amazing if, no matter your size and dimensions, you couldn’t find comfort behind the wheel of the EV6.
The entry-level Air model has manual seat adjustment, but electric lumbar support adjustment. For power-adjustable driver and front-passenger seats with two-way lumbar support, choose GT Line or GT Line S.
Kia wanted the EV6 to be an electric vehicle from the start, which is often great news for passengers. There is room for everyone’s feet, even for three. This is due to Kia’s ability to make the ground completely flat. Thanks to the fact that there is no need for a transmission tunnel or exhaust pipes.
Adults should have no trouble getting comfortable as there is plenty of leg room. However, we slouch with the knees slightly raised. Plus, the sloping roofline will put the ceiling quite close to your head if you’re particularly tall.
Anyone who wants to take a nap can do so in the rear seats, which also recline. The center seat’s fold-down rear armrest also features a few cupholders.
How much does the Kia EV6 cost?
Base price for the new Kia EV6 for the rear-drive Light variant is $40,900 plus destination charge.
The price goes up to $47,000 when you choose the rear-drive EV6 Wind model. The starting price for an all-wheel-drive EV6 Wind is $50,900. A 360-degree video system, remote intelligent park assist, blind-spot view monitor and parking collision avoidance system are all included in the $52,400 EV6 Wind e-AWD technology package.
The EV6 GT-Line, the top model, has a starting price of $51,200 for rear-wheel drive and $55,900 for all-wheel drive.
A 576-hp Kia EV6 GT is also available.