2023 Kia EV6
In 2022, Kia released its first all-electric model that had no predecessor – the Kia EV6. Offered with two sets of power, the Kia EV6 is strong and fast. Not changing much for 2023, the specs are mainly the same. Learn more about the 2023 Kia EV6 below.
DC Fast Charge Time
Available in five trims, the 2023 EV6 consists of the Wind, GT-Line, and GT trims. Offering rear-wheel drive (RWD) and electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) to two of the main trims, with e-AWD standard on the GT trim. According to the specs, the more powerful 77.4 kWh battery in the 2022 model is now the standard, with tweaks here and there depending on the trim and drivetrain. If RWD is chosen, the total horsepower is 255, plus 258 lb-ft of torque. The Wind e-AWD and GT-Line e-AWD have an output of 320 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque. Then there is the GT trim, able to generate 576 horsepower and 545 lb-ft of torque.
Able to handle various types of electric inputs, different times can be expected depending on how the user seeks to charge the vehicle. If using a 120-volt in cable control box, this would be a total of 68 hours for 100-percent battery. If using a Level 2 charger, a device that can also be installed into one’s home, takes an estimated 7 hours and 10 minutes at 240V for a 100-percent battery. Able to use DC Fast Charging stations at 50 kW or 350 kW, the former will be able to charge up to 80-percent in 73 minutes, and within 18 minutes for the latter.
A stunning spectacle of electric power, the EV6 gives every consumer a run for their money. Standard features include heated exterior mirrors with turn signal indicators, a smart power tailgate, solar control glass, a sound-absorbing windshield and front door window glass, rear privacy glass, automatic headlamps with LED headlights, and LED daytime running lights and tail lights. The GT-Line and GT can also add a sunroof and flush door handles. The Wind trims ride on 19-inch allow wheels, the GT-Line comes with 20-inch alloy wheels, and the GT trim rides on 21-inch alloy wheels, all come with a black finish.
Caring about animals, most of the lineup for the 2023 Kia has a vegan leather interior, with vegan leather and suede available for the Wind and GT-Line trims. The GT trim is locked into a black suede with neon accent seat trim. Sacrificing convenience for power, the GT trim comes with a six-way manually-adjusting driver and passenger seat. The rest of the lineup comes with an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s and passenger’s seat with two-way lumbar support adjustment. Lineup standards include an integrated memory system for the driver’s seat and exterior mirrors, heated front seats (plus rear heater on GT-Line with e-AWD and the GT trim), ventilated front seats (up to the GT-Line e-AWD), a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, and dual-zone auto climate control with an auto de-fog system.
The tech setup is beyond compare, with lineup standards including a 12.3-inch dual panoramic display, powered by Kia connect, offering Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth wireless technology, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and steering wheel-mounted audio and hands-free phone capabilities. Every trim comes with a Meridian premium 14-speaker audio system.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2023 Kia EV6 comes with many basic safety features, including dual front advanced airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, a rollover sensor, an anti-lock brake system, stability and traction control systems, a rear occupant alert system, rear-camera display, and LATCH child-seat ready anchors. Forward-collision avoidance assist with junction turning direction is standard on all trims, plus crossing detection and oncoming lane change and auto evasive steering assist past the Wind trim. Blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, lane keep assist, lane following assist, smart cruise control with stop and go plus navigation and curves, and a driver attention warning system are lineup standards. The GT-Line and GT trim add a blind-spot view monitor, available on the Wind trim; the GT-Line and GT trims come with smart cruise control with stop and go plus navigation and curves and machine learning.
Kia has a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program. The Kia 10-year/100,000 mile warranty program consists of a 10-year/100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty (this includes the battery of the EV6), 5-year/60,000 mile limited basic warranty, 5-year/100,000 mile limited anti-perforation warranty, and 5-year/60,000 mile roadside assistance plan.