The 2024 Kia EV6 looks sleek and futuristic. It comes with a variety of convenient features, and the EV6 engine delivers outstanding performance with plenty of horsepower. Eight trim levels are available: the Light RWD, Light Long Range RWD, Light Long Range AWD, Wind RWD, Wind AWD, GT-Line RWD, GT-Line AWD, and GT AWD. This electric crossover SUV is ideal if you want to enjoy the open road while benefiting from outstanding efficiency. Here’s some more information about the Kia EV6’s horsepower and other powertrain and performance characteristics.
With rear-wheel drive (RWD), a single EV6 engine is on the rear axle. Trim levels with all-wheel drive (AWD) come with two motors, one on each axle. The base EV6 Light RWD’s motor delivers 167 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The Light Long Range RWD, Wind RWD, and GT-Line RWD have engines that provide 225 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The dual engines on the EV6 Light Long Range AWD, Wind AWD, and GT-Line AWD give 320 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque. The motors on the GT AWD generate 576 hp and 545 lb-ft of torque.
The Kia EV6 is fun to drive, and it offers excellent handling. It uses a single-speed automatic transmission, and Road and Track chose the 2023 model as its 2024 Performance Electric Car of the Year. This SUV includes a sport suspension with a dynamic damping system and sport, eco, snow, and normal driving modes. With the GT AWD, you’ll also get GT and drift driving modes to enhance your enjoyment on a racetrack.
Excellent Acceleration and Speed
With a 167 hp motor, the Kia EV6 can reach 60 mph in 7.5 seconds. Its top speed is 115 mph. The 225 hp motor’s maximum speed is also 115, and it can get to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. EV6s with 320 hp can reach 60 mph in 5.1 seconds and go up to 117 mph. The powerful GT AWD’s top speed is 155 mph, and it can accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill in only 3.5 seconds.
Since the 2024 Kia EV6 is electric, it uses MPGe to measure efficiency instead of miles per gallon, the standard measurement for gas-powered vehicles. MPGe stands for miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent. It’s the distance that an electric car, truck, or SUV can travel on 33.7 kWh of electricity, which is the amount of energy in a gallon of gas. For example, a car that can go 70 miles on this much power would get 70 MPGe.
The base Light RWD gets 136 MPGe in the city and 100 MPGe on the highway. The Light Long Range RWD and the Wind RWD have ratings of 134 MPGe in urban areas and 101 MPGe on larger roads.
All-wheel drive trim levels are less efficient. The Light Long Range AWD and Wind RWD can go 120 MPGe at lower speeds and 98 MPGe with more acceleration. The GT-Line AWD gets 106 MPGe during city driving and 86 MPGe on the open road. With the GT AWD, you can travel 88 MPGe on smaller roads and 77 MPGe at higher speeds.
A Variety of Battery Options
With the EV6, you’ll get plenty of battery capacity to help you get to your destination. The Light RWD’s lithium-ion battery can store 58 kWh, enough to travel 232 miles before charging, and it uses a liquid cooling system. It produces 522.7V or 195 kW and weighs 816 pounds. Charging with a standard 120V power outlet takes about 51 hours and five minutes. With a 240V outlet, the charging time is around five hours and 50 minutes. A 50 kW DC fast charger can bring the battery from 10% to 100% in approximately 63 minutes.
Most other trims use lithium-ion batteries that store 77.4 kWh and provide 697 V or 253 kW. They weigh 1,052 pounds, and charging with a 120V outlet takes around 68 hours. A 240V outlet can charge the EV6’s battery in about seven hours and 10 minutes. The GT AWD gives up to 481 kW, and its battery weighs 1,073 pounds.
With all trim levels, using a 350 kW DC fast charger helps the battery reach 80% capacity in just 18 minutes. There’s also a 10.9 kW onboard charger to keep your devices, such as laptops and phones, working on long trips. You can even use it to charge another electric vehicle.
The 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty includes coverage for the battery. A five-year, 60,000-mile. Limited Basic Warranty is standard as well. Corrosion coverage and roadside assistance last for five years or 100,000 mi.
Extensive Driving Range
Three regenerative braking settings help maximize the EV6’s range by capturing the energy you lose when braking or coasting. You can control them with paddle shifters on the steering wheel, and the acceleration feels more responsive when regenerative braking is off. When you use the snow driving mode, it shuts off automatically. EV6 trim levels with all-wheel drive also include heat pumps to prevent cold weather from reducing the driving range.
The Light RWD has a range of 232 miles, and the Light Long Range RWD, Wind RWD, and GT-Line RWD can travel 310 miles before charging. You can go 282 miles between charges with the Light Long Range AWD and the Wind AWD. The GT-Line AWD has a 252-mile range, and you can drive up to 218 miles with the GT AWD.
The Kia EV6 Combines an Exciting Ride With Excellent Efficiency and Plenty of Options
The 2024 EV6 handles more like a sports car than a typical SUV. It’s efficient and environmentally friendly, and the wide range of trim levels available make it an ideal choice for almost anyone. To find out more about the new Kias available in McKinney, Texas, visit Huffines Kia McKinney. We offer several specials for new vehicles, including low monthly payments for leases, affordable financing, and cashback if you bought your last vehicle from us. We’re open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.