Alex Dykes, of Alex on Autos, selected to supply a video evaluating two electrical vehicles you won’t contemplate rivals: the Tesla Mannequin S and Kia EV6. Whereas individuals generally marvel why we selected to check any two EVs, it is easy. In the event that they’re each electrical vehicles – of which there are nonetheless few choices, and many do not immediately compete with each other – it by no means hurts to check them.
Whereas the Tesla Model S is a $100,000 flagship premium sedan, the Kia EV6 is a mainstream electrical crossover that begins at $44,000. That mentioned, each are notably sporty, eye-catching, and exceptionally roomy on the within. Additionally they provide loads of vary, partaking efficiency, and intuitive tech options.
Should you’ve at all times dreamed of a Mannequin S however could not afford it, it’s possible you’ll be contemplating a inexpensive possibility. The Tesla Model 3 probably involves thoughts, however it’s not as roomy as these rivals. You may step as much as the Model Y, although it begins at $63,000, which is sort of $20,000 greater than the considerably related EV6. Clearly, we may go to many different eventualities right here, however the level is that it nearly at all times is smart to check two automobiles which have something in frequent.
Dykes goes into loads of element within the 25-minute video comparability of the Tesla Mannequin S and Kia EV6. He calls the Mannequin S the benchmark and the EV6 the worth different, which makes good sense. Dykes asks, “Should you’re looking for an EV, what does an additional $44,000 purchase you?”
In abstract, he says the additional chunk of money will get you faster acceleration occasions, higher dealing with functionality, extra dependable DC Quick Charging, and a bigger frunk. Clearly, there’s much more to contemplate, and Dykes addresses it within the video.
After it is all mentioned and completed, he concludes that “unquestionably” the Mannequin S is the higher EV, however it’s important to ask your self if it is value practically double the value of the Kia. Relying on the trim, the Mannequin S truly prices greater than double the EV6. The twin-motor all-wheel-drive EV6 begins at $50,900. It is value mentioning that that is additionally $12,000 cheaper than the Mannequin Y with none tax credit. The range-topping EV6 begins at $55,900.
Dykes intends to check the EV6 to the Mannequin Y (clearly its extra smart rival) if and when he can get his arms on a Mannequin Y. He had entry to the Mannequin S, and never evaluating it to the EV6 would have been foolish.