2022 Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD Long-Term Update | Sizing things up

Autoblog’s extended-time period 2022 Kia EV6 GT-Line has produced its way to my driveway, the place it will expend the upcoming month or so getting pampered by my at-household Level 2 charging setup. Even though there are many matters I am on the lookout forward to accomplishing with this all-electric hatch-wagon factor, people all took a again seat the prompt I parked it upcoming to my personalized autos and understood just how little the EV6 really is. Just take a glimpse at that picture up major your eyes don’t deceive you. Our EV6 sits reduced than my (stock, thoughts you) 2003 Toyota Matrix XRS. Here’s a check out of every, side-by-facet, with the camera held at the exact same top. The Kia disappears behind the Matrix, but the latter’s roof is even now visible more than the EV6’s. 

Just to be confident, I pulled some quantities. Toyota’s specs for the Matrix stated its over-all peak at 60.6 inches in 2003. The Kia? 60.8. On paper, the EV6 should be taller. So what is actually heading on in this article? It truly is not an difficulty of laden vs. unladen experience peak the Matrix in fact experienced things in its cargo spot when this image was taken, so if everything, it can be riding lessen than its specs suggest it ought to. What I suspect is going on right here is that the revealed figures for both of those reflect the specs of their respective base designs, and in this situation the Matrix XRS is just a bit taller (odd, for a sporty model) and the EV6 GT Line a little bit shorter than their respective zero-option derivations. 

I also won’t be able to aid but issue out the truth that the EV6 weighs nearly accurately 2 times as considerably as the Toyota — 5,500 pounds vs. 2,800, close to. I really should also take note that when the Kia’s roof line could sit decreased than the Toyota’s, which is not the entire tale. The EV6 is far more than a foot extended than the Matrix in general, has more than a foot of extra wheelbase and spans five inches wider (which is rather noticeable from the photo up major there). Those people will all lean closely in the EV6’s favor when it comes to cabin house and cargo volume — two things I strategy to revisit in future updates. Stay tuned! 

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