2022 kia ev6 review funk e town
Altair Club Cars 2022 Kia EV6 Review // Funk E-Town

2022 Kia EV6 Review // Funk E-Town

The 2022 Kia EV6 GT Line (~$61,995 CAD as specced, ~$55,900 USD as specced) is a fully electric crossover with optional AWD and loads of Kia tech. In the GT Line trim, the EV6 achieves a claimed range of 441 km, while outputting 320 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels. While on a fast charger, it can climb from 10% to 80% charge in just 18 minutes. On paper, the EV6 makes a strong case as a usable daily EV. But how does it actually perform on a day to day basis? And how does it compare to its sibling – the Hyundai Ioniq5? Thanks for watching! SUBSCRIBE!

Okay james one more time are you sure that you can do this you’re confident right because you know filming a car review is a big task and most of the team is here no i know but i have greg this time all right secret weapon okay what’s he doing he’s using the um vehicle to load thing which is that thing where the car gets to power an appliance so he’s charging his

Laptop no no but like what’s he actually doing right now oh he is currently looking up how to use a video camera yeah not good greg is that bing you’re watching throttle house where’s thomas and i’m james anyway as we enter the ev world there seems to be a difference in approaches to the design of these cars for example this is a normal gv70 but when it goes

Electric it’s going to look pretty much the same and then you kind of get to the ones that look like they’ve been inflated with a foot pump eqs id4 and then you enter the spaceship territory again you’ve got taikant and this the new kia ev6 which we’re filming today in the o.c all right thomas give us some production value so since i’m currently back in canada

For a little break and james is the one shopping for an ev anyway he thought he’d capitalize on an offer to drive this the new kia ev6 pretty isn’t it like the hyundai ioniq 5 that it shares a platform with the kia ev6 is another new ev that tries to be kind to your wallet starting at 45 grand canadian it boasts the same 10 to 80 charge time that the ioniq 5 does

18 minutes and if you’ve only got 5 minutes to spare at the charger you can top up to 70 miles however with all its fancy gt line bits and all-wheel drive like we have today it can run you just over 60 grand canadian and ever since we reviewed the ioniq 5 and james wrist assassination by declaring it as a potential next daily driver everyone’s told him to try this

One first before any decision was made so here we go we do car reviews track tests and quite a lot of messing around so subscribe and hit the bell okay keya say that the ev6 has a unique naming convention the ev part means electric vehicle and the number represents where the vehicle sits in its lineup that’s inspired because it takes a lot of courage to name

A car and it takes even more to not name it at all but it is exciting actually because as thomas said i’m looking for a comfy ev to fit into my life someone has to do the science and this is one of the new comfortable more affordable evs now top line numbers this has in all-wheel drive long-range gt line form like we have it today 320 horsepower that is the same

As the ioniq 5 all-wheel drive long range that we drove which means it also boasts a similar five second or just over five second naught to 60 time which is all the power you could ever want and it delivers it incredibly smoothly and the other big number that matters is of course the range even though this has the same battery setup and everything as the ionic

5 this gets more range and i think that must be because it’s a bit lighter and also maybe something to do with aero in this spec that means that this has 274 miles of range unless you’re here where it’s colder then it’ll be less and in kilometers now comparing this to the other all-wheel drive long-range cars in this kind of class this i think is second only

To the model y from tesla which is kind of annoying because i want someone to come along and bring out a game-changing range and that still hasn’t happened even though 274 miles is pretty good and that’s the epa testing by the way i’ve not been driving this very aggressively and i have 195 miles left with 89 of range and if i do the mathematics on that yeah

That’s less than 274 miles so not massively impressed with that what i am impressed with though is the ride and if you remember from our ioniq 5 review thomas and i found that the ioniq 5 as soft and wonderful as it was as well and incredibly controlled it had this kind of waft to it this extra waft this like slightly unwelcome waft where if you were cruising

Along or just on a back road there was this kind of extra level of just like feeling like you’re floating this i want to say doesn’t do that it is soft it isn’t it is not aggressively tuned in any way but it doesn’t do that waft so that’s an improvement what it does do is drive incredibly competently and even if i drop it into sport mode which i don’t think i’m

Ever going to use because of the range thing i just mentioned throttle response gets tighter this thing moves really smoothly more than a 4 500 pound car should ever do and like the ionic 5 and the other evs mustang marquee was one of the favorites if you want to rip through canyons it it will do it you feel the heft you absolutely feel the heft but on braking

It’s very confident that feels like a normal car and i haven’t even got much regen on at the moment if i maximize the regen and go to max which in this and the ionic is eye pedal it’s pretty much one foot driving so i can floor it with this foot let go and it breaks and i’m every time i do that i get used to it more and more very soon that will be my default so

It’s quick it’s smooth it handles the corners it challenges that waft the ionic has and i think solves it does that mean it’s the sportier version than the ioniq 5 no i know there’s an ev6 gt coming that’s just quicker it’s actually not got any more performance parts so huge thumbs up on the way this drives but if you think of this as the sportier version than an

Ionic 5 then me wearing under armour activewear means i’m the sportier version of james because even though it fixes the waff thing in so many ways this drives exactly the same it’s just in the sportswear but as far as sportswear goes it wears it pretty well what a sleek design is it better looking than an ionic 5 standing here now i think i still prefer the

Ionic fives retro styling but that’s kind of up to you guys what i will say is that as far as a kia goes it’s one of the best looking i’ve ever seen and they’ve stayed true to their language they have the digital tiger nose grille which we saw on the kia k5 so greg i think it’s time to add that to the lion king poster we’ve got going with all the keys this is

The gt line so we’ve got these 20 inch wheels the steel matte gray paint which looks fantastic and then we’ve got this line coming down here that’s kind of lancia stratos inspired but i think my favorite thing is that tail light at the back which looks like the one that’s on the new eqxx and seeing as i’m standing in front of this and not in front of the mercedes

I’m going to say that mercedes copied kia’s homework whereas historically i feel like that’s normally been the other way around so congrats to kia on that it does however suffer from the same absolutely rubbish frunk that’s in the ionic 5 it’s practically useless and even though it’s bigger in the rear wheel drive version it’s still absolutely tiny however the

Strong suit of this and the ionic 5 is that neither of them look like their genesis gv60 sibling which looks like a fly that is also a piece of poo it’s not good so considering how ambitious this design was i think it’s a bit of a success but don’t be fooled because this like the ionic 5 both photograph as like hatchbacks and they’re not even though this has a

Wheelbase that’s slightly shorter than the ioniq 5 the wheelbase is still as long as a kia telluride this is a big car an advantage to that though should be that it has a very roomy interior all right inside the ev6 now immediately i’m delivered this kind of more serious darker cabin which i really like actually gone is the white squared off bezel that’s in the

Ionic five now we have this black angled one with this cool design elements going across the dash here we’ve even got it on the armrest here in all ways this feels more like that kind of spaceship thing that i’ve been talking about for example gone is the shifter on the stalk and now we have this circular one here which makes it feel like you’re about to say beam

Me up scotty i’m not a star trek fan i don’t know what that means but it is very cool and we’ve got this brushed aluminium here unfortunately this console unlike in the higher trims of the ionic 5 doesn’t move back and forth which was really nice because it gave you a bunch of leg space if you wanted to spread out i think i demonstrated professionally the gangster

Pose that you could take in that that’s not possible in this there is plenty of storage still going on here we’ve got this big bin down here it’s been in here we’ve got wireless charging because this is the gt line i think we have the heated steering wheel heated rear seats ventilated and heated seats here as well and instead of having to go through a menu to do

That or pressing warm in the ionic 5 the buttons are here there’s no vibration or feedback there’s just beeps but at least they’re one press as soon as you get in the car that doesn’t mean that the ev6 isn’t without its idiosyncrasies okay i honestly i don’t know what that word means it’s the first time i’ve ever used it in my life but you know what if there was

Ever a first time that’s now this panel you have has two different functions you have to toggle between the radio stuff and the climate stuff so when you’re on the climate side this controls the climate and then you have to press this to control the volume i think that kind it sounds weird but it kind of works because you choose your climate and then you operate

The radio for the remainder of the journey as far as the infotainment goes very similar to the ionic five we have the same gauge cluster in front of us which is not the most intuitive not the most exciting but it works and at least unlike a tesla model 3 or model y it’s directly in front of you you can see it we’ve got the two spoke design that kia and hyundai

And genesis are leaning into hard right now which is an interesting decision because it’s a bit divisive and not everyone’s a fan of it i don’t mind it i actually think that the one in the ionic 5 is better looking but it’s got the same functionality here with drive mode i mean i think as far as the more affordable evs go these cabins are getting really really

Quite nice and even the materials going on here is all soft touch leather and and vegan stuff i’m sure but it feels really up market we’ve got the meridian sound system which as wonderful as it looks i’m not very impressed by actually it there’s not i’m not a big sound guy but there’s not much going on in the middle it when as you turn the volume up even though

There’s quite a bit of power it just feels like noise you feel like you need to plug your ears and i don’t think that’s the sign of a good sound system but beyond that this is a great front seat unfortunately the ev6 doesn’t benefit from the moon roof that the ioniq 5 gets we just get this smaller sunroof so i was a bit disappointed to find that out but the seats

Are very comfortable headroom doesn’t feel massive in here if you’re quite tall it might be an issue however there’s tons of legroom so you can just go back as far as you want although one thing i will say is that these headrests while i actually think they’re in a really good position for driving because they hold your head forward um but if you just want to

Rest at a traffic light they don’t adjust back so that it feels a bit pushy i don’t like being pushed around uh in the rear it’s a similar story as far as space knee room is legion and the headroom is pretty good but it’s not quite ionic five level however the seats do recline forward and aft like the ionic five but they don’t move back and forward which is what

Allowed you such customization in the ionic 5 that thomas and i enjoyed so much from a passenger experience especially in the back the ioniq has this by quite a margin however you can drop the seats down from the boot in this whereas in the ionic 5 you have to go around i don’t know how much of a big deal that is otherwise the boot space feels very similar all in

All i think it’s a great cabin i’m really impressed with these two cars again they they’re big liars from the outset they’re not cool sporty hatchbacks they’re cool cuvs and they they really do succeed at that but you have to know that if you’re going from something like a golf r to this it’s it’s not going to feel it’s not going to feel the same way so the ev6

Despite its curves isn’t officially a sportier ionic 5 just the sportier looking one but what it is is another quite wonderful option in the world of evs from afar and in photos it has a design that could make most hot hatches of the last decade blush and in the incoming gt form a 0 to 60 speed to match its range is competitive as is the price its drive is smooth

And the interior is roomy a mustang mock e is still dynamically superior a model y gets the supercharger network and the ionic 5 still seems to have james a little bit more smitten but the fact that a north of fifty thousand dollar kia sits near the top of the list of desirables is still quite saying something thanks for watching you

Transcribed from video
2022 Kia EV6 Review // Funk E-Town By Throttle House

Related Post