2022 Kia EV6: A Trim Comparison
The 2022 Kia EV6 has arrived. With gas prices having been at an all-time high, there’s never been a better time to start considering the switch to an electric vehicle. The new Kia offers an incredible EV experience at a more affordable price than electric car competitors, like Tesla.
Kia EV6 Trims
The Kia EV6 offers an incredible driving range, a ton of features and a comfortable interior with the base trim alone. Nevertheless, you’ll get some superb upgrades with the three other trim options available. Provided they are in your budget, any one of these would be well worth your money. It’s easily one of the best electric SUVs of 2022.
How far can the Light take you? The base trim includes a 58-kWh battery pack and a single 167-horsepower electric motor with rear-wheel-drive. This motor provides up to 232 miles of range, which is about the equivalent of 136 mpg in the city and 100 mpg on the highway.
In the way of features, kia is exceedingly generous with the 2022 EV6 Light. The vehicle comes standard with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, and HD radio are all included with this base trim. You’ll even get features like navigation, wireless device charging and dual-zone automatic climate control, which drivers typically need to pay extra for when it comes to non-luxury models. Other notable features are the six-speaker audio system, five USB ports, and Wi-Fi hotspot.
Unlock your car with proximity keyless entry and start it up with a push-button ignition. Ever wish you could warm up or cool down your car before you got in? The vehicle also comes standard with remote start.
And on top of all that, you get a huge suite of safety features that includes rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control – just to name a few.
Get all of this for $40,900. It’s a little pricier than your standard Kia model but when you consider the savings on gas, it’s ultimately going to be worth it.
The 2022 EV6 Wind starts at $47,000. It comes standard with a larger 77.4-kWh battery pack with a 310-mile range and outputs 225 horsepower. For an additional $3,900, you can get a second electric motor and all-wheel-drive. While you’ll get 320 horsepower with the second motor, you’ll sacrifice some of the driving range as it reduces to 274 miles.
Seats are upgraded to full synthetic leather upholstery rather than just the leather accents of the base trim; they are also ventilated. The front seat is power-adjustable and there’s a hands-free power liftgate. The stereo is upgraded to a 14-speaker audio system. Other features include V2L charge ports and front parking sensors.
The GT-Line starts at $51,200 for the rear-wheel-drive model or you can get the all-wheel-drive model for $55,900. It offers the same powertrain as the Wind trim but there are more features added. Among the features you’ll get are retractable door handles, a heads-up display, and a sunroof. Furthermore, there’s the semi-autonomous highway driving mode.
If you struggle with parking, this is definitely the trim for you as it includes a surround-view parking camera and remote-controlled parking.
EV6 First Edition
This trim is only available for a limited time to celebrate the vehicle’s introduction into the Kia family. The vehicle starting price is $58,500. All-wheel-drive is standard with this trim, as are 20-inch wheels, and numbered badging that separates it from the other trims. Additionally, you’ll find a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and a heat pump that provides more efficient heating in the cabin.
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