Kia EV6 hatchback - Reliability & safety
Kia scores highly with owners and the EV6 is loaded with safety kit
While this may be the first model built on Kia's new E-GMP platform, the brand has built up a great reputation with some of the people who’ve already made the switch to electric cars. Models like the Kia e-Niro and Kia Soul EV have proved durable, with an excellent driving range that doesn't appear to diminish significantly over time.
Kia EV6 reliability
Both Kia and Hyundai have built up solid reputations as some of the leading proponents of EV technology, and models have sold in large numbers around the world. Hopefully this knowledge will have helped inform lots of decisions to make Kia’s first ground-up electric car even better.
Kia is certainly flying high in our 2022 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, placing third behind Porsche (first) and Tesla (second). It was near the top in every category, and boasts superb scores for MPG and running costs, reliability, along with the use of their infotainment. Not only that but owners also told us their Kias were fun to drive and stylish with fourth and fifth places in these categories respectively.
Kia EV6 safety
It’s fair to say that the Kia EV6 is a very safe car, having achieved five stars in Euro NCAP testing. Contributing to this score was a very impressive 90% for adult occupant protection and 86% for child occupant protection. It also achieved a great 87% rating for its safety tech, although pedestrian safety was less impressive and the EV6 achieved just 64% in this category.
It’s no surprise the EV6 got a great score for its safety features as it’s bristling with them. Even the standard version gets autonomous emergency braking, which looks out for cyclists and pedestrians, as well as other vehicles. It also has a navigation-based smart cruise control system that can assist with driving in heavy traffic. GT-Line versions add blind-spot warnings, supplemented by semi-autonomous parking, highway driving assist, an augmented reality head-up display and a system to help avoid collisions while parking.