The electrical crossover section is consistently heating up, with increasingly choices repeatedly being launched. Nevertheless, it goes with out saying two of 2021’s most hotly anticipated EV crossovers are the Tesla Model Y and Kia EV6. The Mannequin Y, which is barely simply arriving in Europe now, has the status of being a Tesla – this implies good vary, nice tech and loads of efficiency are all anticipated. The EV6 however has somewhat extra to show, with Kia pricing it at a premium stage not sometimes related to the reasonably priced Korean marque. That mentioned, on paper the EV6 is spectacular in the meantime its styling is trendy and distinctive compared to the considerably bland Mannequin Y.
The UK division of automotive analysis agency CarGurus determined to check each the Mannequin Y and EV6 on their YouTube channel to find out which was the most effective all-round purchase. Beginning off with boot (a.okay.a. trunk) house, the channel’s host Vicky Parrott famous how there’s loads of room behind the Y in addition to an influence tailgate as customary. The big frunk and electrical folding seats additionally add to the Y’s practicality.
Compared, the EV6 is marginally smaller than the Y however nonetheless nice for many small / medium-sized households. The EV6 additionally comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, in the meantime the Mannequin Y options neither. Each autos have fast responding, intuitive infotainment screens and cozy seats.
When it comes to charging, each the Mannequin Y and EV6 are among the many best-in-class. The Mannequin Y Lengthy Vary can cost at speeds of as much as 210 kW in the meantime the EV6 can handle a exceptional 350 kW. This implies a 0-80% cost takes as little as half-hour within the Y and 20 minutes within the EV6. That mentioned, the Mannequin Y has entry to the Tesla Supercharger Community in the meantime the EV6 should depend on different infrastructure (at the least for the second).
The EV6 feels nice to drive regardless of the RWD model’s 7.3 second 0-60 mph time. Nevertheless, the AWD variant will do the 0-60 dash in simply over 5 seconds in the meantime the 577 bhp GT mannequin coming subsequent yr will take simply 3.5 seconds. Parrott famous how good the regen on the EV6 was, and that experience high quality was very easy. One destructive nevertheless was rear visibility which she discovered restricted. Actual-world vary was round 250 miles per cost, in the meantime the motive force help options labored nicely.
The Lengthy Vary Mannequin Y additionally managed round 250 miles of real-world vary. The acceleration was spectacular as is all the time the case on the subject of Tesla, nevertheless experience high quality wasn’t nice (particularly on 20” alloys). The steering was responsive although, and the autonomous options superior to the EV6.
In conclusion, Parrott famous how (usurpingly) the EV6 felt extra like a standard automobile. It’s additionally cheaper and might simply be used as each an govt commuter and household hauler. In the meantime the Mannequin Y gives nice acceleration and loads of practicality. Nevertheless, she felt if it was her cash she’d take the extra reasonably priced (however equally succesful) Kia EV6.