The electric SUV segment is growing rapidly, and two of the latest entries in this class are the Kia EV6 and the Ford Mustang Mach-E. They’re similar in size and driving range but quite different in a few other important ways.
Let’s take a closer look at these electric SUVs and find the right one for you.
2022 Kia EV6
The new-for-2022 Kia EV6 is an electric vehicle with sharp styling, unique proportions, and impressive range and efficiency numbers. Pricing starts at $41,400.
Kia EV6 Highlights
Greater efficiency: The Kia EV6 returns up to 117 MPGe, which beats the Mustang Mach-E’s best rating of 103 MPGe. That means the EV6 can go farther on the same amount of energy, which equates to lower fuel costs. According to the EPA, the annual fuel cost of an EV6 with rear-wheel drive (RWD) is only $550.
More affordable: The Kia EV6 starts about $2,500 less than the Mach-E. Combined with the higher efficiency rating, the Kia enjoys a modest cost advantage over the Ford.
Outstanding warranty: The warranty of the Kia EV6 beats the warranty that backs the Ford Mustang Mach-E. The Kia boasts a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, while the Ford has a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Check this week’s Fair Purchase Price or see the Kia EV6 models for sale near you.
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E
The Ford Mustang Mach-E is an electric SUV that combines versatile practicality, engaging performance, and the latest tech features. Pricing starts at $43,895.
Ford Mustang Mach-E Highlights
Exciting performance: The Ford Mustang Mach-E has the performance to back up the legendary Mustang nameplate. While the GT Performance Edition boasts 634 lb-ft of torque and sprints from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, even the base-level Mach-E is quicker than the base EV6.
BlueCruise hands-free driving: The available BlueCruise semi-autonomous driving system allows for hands-free driving on highways mapped by Ford. Hands-free driving is a rare tech feature; you can’t get it on a Kia EV6.
More cargo space: The Ford Mustang Mach-E is a bit bigger than the Kia EV6 and has quite a bit more cargo space. The seating space is similar, but the Ford has 34.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, compared to the Kia’s 24.4 cubic feet. With the rear seats folded down, the Ford has 14.2 more cubic feet of cargo space than the Kia.
Check this week’s Fair Purchase Price or see the Ford Mustang Mach-E models for sale near you.
Similar size, similar max range ratings, choice of rear-wheel drive (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD), many standard safety and infotainment tech features.
The Kia EV6 is the more value-conscious choice thanks to its lower price, greater efficiency, and longer warranty. However, the Ford Mustang Mach-E has performance that lives up to its name and has more cargo space. The right electric SUV for you depends on your priorities and your budget.
|2022 Kia EV6||2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E|
|Engine||Electric motor||Electric motor|
|Horsepower||167 hp||266 hp|
|Torque||258 lb-ft||317 lb-ft|
|Transmission||1-speed direct drive||1-speed direct drive|
|Fuel Economy||136 city/100 hwy/117 combined MPGe||110 city/96 hwy/103 combined MPGe|
|Maximum Range||310 miles||314 miles|
|Also Available||Dual-motor, AWD||Dual-motor, AWD|
|Basic Warranty||5 years/60,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Powertrain Warranty||10 years/100,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
|Max Seating Capacity||5||5|
|Wheelbase||114.2 inches||117.5 inches|
|Overall Length||184.3 inches||185.6 inches|
|Width||74.0 inches||74.1 inches|
|Height||60.8 inches||64.0 inches|
|Turning Diameter||38.2 feet||38.1 feet|
|Headroom, Front||39.0 inches||38.9 inches|
|Headroom, Rear||38.0 inches||38.3 inches|
|Legroom, Front||42.4 inches||41.7 inches|
|Legroom, Rear||39.0 inches||38.1 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Front||57.8 inches||57.6 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Rear||55.6 inches||55.9 inches|
|Cargo Volume||24.4/50.2 cubic feet||34.4/64.4 cubic feet|