An outstanding 5-star review by WhatCar? for the Kia EV6

The Kia EV6 has been praised for it's The EV6 electric SUV 'long range, fast charging and good handling'

WhatCar? highlighted the following features of the EV6;

Performance and drive,

Engine, 0-60mph and gearbox,


Noise and Vibration

Driving position and dashboard

Visibility, parking sensors and cameras

Sat nav and infotainment

Rear space

Seat folding and flexibility

Equipment, options and extras


Entry-level Air models come with front seats that offer power adjustable lumbar support for the driver. The upgraded GT-Line trim means you can adjust other parts of the seat electrically and treat your passenger to lumbar adjustment too. All versions of the EV6 come with a curved 12.3in touchscreen positioned high up on the middle of the dashboard. It’s easy to see so it's not too distracting to use while you're driving. All trims have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring, while GT-Line models and above get wireless phone-charging.

With plenty of gloss-black and rubberised surfaces, and everything feels 'well screwed together'. You won't struggle for places to put odds and ends. That’s thanks to a huge open storage area under the "floating" centre console, a lidded cubby under the central armrest and a large glovebox. The door pockets are a good size too. A hatch in the middle rear seatback allows you to carry long, thin items (skis, for example) and still have two rear passengers on board.

Entry-level EV6 Air models are pretty well equipped, with 19in alloys, climate control, rain-sensing wipers, heated door mirrors, adaptive cruise control, a heated steering wheel and heated front seats with driver lumbar support adjustment.

Kia also finished 8th out of the 32 brands in the 2023 WhatCar? Reliability survey.

You can read the full WhatCar? review here