Tesla is wearing a target on its back. It makes the only electric vehicles in America that have been serious sales successes. Its most popular model — the 2022 Tesla Model Y compact crossover suv — racked up more than 10 times the sales volume of most rivals last year. Every new EV is the latest Tesla challenger.
The all-new 2022 Kia EV6 is one of the strongest rivals yet to the Model Y. It brings the Kia brand’s value focus, but not in the sense of a cut-rate bargain-hunter’s electric vehicle. This is a high-style, high-range, carefully engineered, premium-grade crossover. But it starts at $40,900, while the Tesla’s quickly soaring base price has risen to $62,990. For this review, we drove the EV6 and Model Y back to back so that we could compare them across eight categories and then name an overall winner. Keep reading to learn which one we chose and which one is the better electric SUV for you.