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Kia EV6 vs. Tesla Model Y

When comparing the Kia EV6 to the Tesla Model Y, The Tesla Model Y has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Kia EV6 versus the Tesla Model Y, the Tesla Model Y is a better car than the Kia EV6.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Kia EV6’s base engine makes 167 horsepower, and the Tesla Model Y base engine makes 425 horsepower. Both the EV6 and the Model Y are rated to deliver an average of 127 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with highway ranges of 232 and 330 miles respectively. Both models use electricity. The charge time for the EV6 is 51 hours (120V), while the charge time for the Model Y is 11.5 hours (240V).

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Tesla Model Y has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Kia EV6.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Tesla Model Y has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.

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2023 Tesla Model Y

Pricing

New Asking Price:

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Used Asking Price:

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5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$50,600 - $84,545

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

Not available

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

9.3 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

Not yet available

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 14

Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Tesla Model Y is a two-row, five-passenger crossover. An optional third row with two jump seats is also available in some trims. Like every Tesla, it offers great performance bang for the buck, with acceleration that surpasses most gas-powered crossovers in its price range.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Roomier than its sibling the Model 3
  • Optional third row
  • Segment-leading range

  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • No spare tire on any trim
  • Few luxury features 
  • Some early reliability issues

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Trim Levels

Wind, Light, GT-Line

Trim Levels

Long Range, Performance

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

8 years / 120000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

167 hp

Torque:

258 foot-lbs

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.042 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

425 hp

Torque:

475 foot-lbs

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.093 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

MPGe:

127 / 100 / 117

Range (city/hwy):

232 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity :

58 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

51 hours (120V)

Engine Specifications

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

MPGe:

127 / 117 / 122

Range (city/hwy):

330 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity:

75 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

11.5 hours (240V)

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

N/A

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

38 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

24.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

50.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

127.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Cargo Space:

34.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

76.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4017 lbs

Width:

74 inches

Height:

60.8 inches

Length:

184.3 inches

Wheelbase:

114.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4555 lbs

Width:

83.8 inches

Height:

64 inches

Length:

187 inches

Wheelbase:

113.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/55R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 9.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

255/45R19