New EPA-Estimated AER for 2024 Kia EV9 Released
Wow, the Kia Corporation is really kicking butt when it comes to the battery-electric vehicle (BEV) marketplace. They released the Kia EV6, Kia EV9, the Kia EV5 concept , and recently, the Kia EV4 and Kia EV3 concepts. It’s wild, and it’s only going to get better for the automaker. The last BEV to hit America is the Kia EV9 all-electric SUV, seemingly based off of the Kia Telluride SUV, and the news just keeps getting better. Just last month (September 2023), the EV9 won the “German Car of the Year 2024” award. Recently, Kia just shared more good news with the new 2024 EPA ratings for the EV9 lineup.
“The EV9’s diverse powertrain offerings deliver on both AER and performance capabilities for our customers’ individual needs and preferences…While the EV9 Light trim offers all-electric driving range ideal for long-distance family travel, the GT-Line trim can deliver spirted acceleration for around-town driving. There is something here for everyone considering an EV SUV as their next vehicle.” – Steven Center, COO & EVP, Kia America
The 2024 Kia EV9 continues to offer two various powertrain setups that double depending on the drivetrain (rear-wheel drive, RWD; or all-wheel drive, AWD). The standard setup (Light) is a 76.1-kWh battery powering a 160 kW (215 HP) motor and 258 lb-ft of torque, equipped with RWD. Another version of the Light trim is a long-range setup that comes with an optional 99.8-kWh battery, capable of generating 150 kW (201 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque. Then there’s the AWD setup, powered by a dual-motor setup that generates 283 kW (379 HP) and 516 lb-ft of torque. All-in-all, there are five variants of the EV9 – Light (short-range or long-range), Wind, Land, GT-Line.
For 2024, the EPA-estimates have changed a bit from the previous EPA estimate of 335 miles for the Light long-range, but all five variants are showing strong numbers and an increase from 2023. The Light short-range model, powered by the 76.1 kWh battery, now has an EPA-estimated all-electric range (AER) of 230 miles, with a miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe) of 88. The rest of the variants come with the option of an optional 99.8-kWh battery single motor setup or the dual-motor with AWD. The EPA estimate AER and MPGe for those are as follows.
The Light long-range model (still RWD) has an EPA-estimated AER of 304 miles (up from 300 miles), able to deliver 89 MPGe. AWD is the standard drivetrain for the Wind, Land, and GT-Line trims, and the EPA estimates are based on the optional 99.8-kWh battery single motor setup. The Wind trim now has an EPA-estimated AER of 280 miles (up from 270 miles), and an MPGe of 83. This is matched with the Land trim, showing the same AER and MPGe. The Land and GT-Line have the largest growth, increasing by 27 miles each. That makes 253-280 miles for the EV9 Land trim, followed by the GT-Line with an EPA-estimated AER of 270 miles versus its previous 243 AER, and delivering 80 MPGe.
We know, a lot of numbers to juggle around, so we’ll keep this next one short. The starting MSRP for the 2024 Kia EV9 is $54,900 (plus destination fee) for the Light short-range trim, $59,200 (plus destination fee) for the Light long-range trim. The top-tier EV9 GT-Line with AWD has a starting MSRP of $73,900 (plus destination fee).
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