2022 Kia EV6 vs. 2022 Tesla Model Y Comparison
Reminiscent of when SUVs first became popular, electric vehicles (EVs) are quickly gaining traction. Virtually every automaker selling cars in the United States currently offers—or will soon—a fully electric vehicle. Those that haven't yet gone all-in on EVs are headed in that direction, offering a mix of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, mild-hybrid, and fuel-cell electric vehicles.
It's not just the luxury brands leading the charge (pun intended) toward electrification. Automakers such as Chevrolet (Bolt EV, Bolt EUV), Ford (F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E), Hyundai (Ioniq 5), Kia (EV6), Nissan (Leaf), and Volkswagen (ID.4)—all known for accessible pricing with an emphasis on value—are getting in on the early action, offering affordable, dedicated EVs to the motoring public.
Korean automaker Kia recently launched its first dedicated battery-electric vehicle (BEV), the EV6 compact crossover SUV. The new EV6 signals the U.S. launch of Kia's 'Plan S' strategy that will deliver 11 all-new electrified models globally by 2026. It joins the award-winning Hyundai Ioniq 5, also new for 2022, packing a 1-2 EV punch from parent company Hyundai Motor Group (HMG).
In contrast, Tesla, the all-American EV maker led by CEO Elon Musk, has been producing all-electric cars non-stop since 2008. Despite increasing competition, the Texas-based automaker is widely considered the EV leader in the U.S. market.
If you're in the market for a new, all-electric crossover, you'll want to consider the EV6 and the Model Y, regardless of their maker’s EV pedigree or how long they've been on the market. What do these two electric crossovers have in common? What are their differences? This 2022 Kia EV6 vs. 2022 Tesla Model Y comparison will help you decide between the two.