Kia EV6 2022 Review: A Well Performed, Fast Charging EV
Many more. Also, like the Ioniq 5, the EV6 has a V2L, or “car load.” This basically makes the EV6 battery a giant personal power plant on wheels. You can plug any standard furniture — yes, including TVs or microwaves — into the car, and it will run just like they do at home. This makes the sporty-looking EV6 an ideal camping companion for those who want their creatures to be comfortable (you know, Netflix on a 60-inch TV and a food processor to take the hassle out of cutting. of vegetables for fireside cooking.In fact, with an EV6, you can bring the oven, which is more civilized).
This V2L wizardry allows you to charge other electric vehicles, making you a kind of automotive Samaritan, rescuing stranded EV drivers from the side of the road. However, it will take “a long time,” so you’ll feel better great charitable if you decide to offer such a service.
Let’s take a look at how things drive. It will look sporty than the Ioniq 5 for a reason. Kia wants you to think it’s more sporty than Hyundai’s beautiful cruiser, despite the shared components. Kia has even provided a list of things it has expanded to help in this regard. The EV6 is shorter than 5 (2.9 meters vs. 3 meters), so it’s supposedly better at corners, with a slightly higher spring rate, slightly greater damping force, and 1-mm thicker front and rear anti-roll bars. Note the “marginal” of the elements. Yes, the EV6 is sportier and tougher than the 5, but, you know, the difference is small.
This doesn’t mean the EV6 isn’t fun to drive. It really is. The top speed, even if you have two or four wheel drive, is 114 mph. The standstill at 60 mph is 7.3 seconds with one motor (168 kW, 229 hp). If you have two motors (239 kW, 325 hp) then turn it off in 5.2 seconds. In a way, though, you won’t tell the difference between the two models, if you put your foot down hard. Yes, the car is fast, but it’s not a performance car that will give you almost shocking acceleration. For that you have to wait until the GT model arrives in late 2022 with 430 kW (580 hp) and a 3.5 second 0-62 mph time.
This upcoming GT model is probably the one to go to if you’re attracted to the performance promises from Kia’s marketing campaigns. The little criticism I have of the EV6 is that while it may be more agile than the Ioniq 5, it doesn’t feel like a sports car and is therefore stuck between camps. In fact, flipping into Sport mode and the chassis can barely cope with the acceleration. I think I prefer the honesty of Ioniq 5 about it. I also prefer the retro styles of the Ioniq 5 over the more traditional look of the EV6. But the back of the car is a particular success, with its sweeping lines traveling the width of the car.