The 2022 Kia EV6 has been named to the list of “Best Hybrid and Electric Cars” by U.S. News & World Report. The EV6 beat out dozens of competitors to earn the designation of Best Electric Vehicle in this year’s awards.
To determine the winner in each category, U.S. News analyzed each vehicle’s overall score, starting price, Level 2 charging rate, and EPA fuel economy and range estimates for the 82 hybrid, plug-in-hybrid, and electric vehicles under consideration. The winners had the best combination of quality, value, and efficiency in their segment.
The EV6 has been lauded as a success since its launch earlier this year and represents an important first step toward Kia’s transformative ‘Plan S’ electrification strategy that may deliver 11 all-new electrified models across the world by 2026.
The biggest selling point is the EV6’s exceptional driving range of up to 310 miles.
“We’ve seen a lot of growth in the electric SUV segment this year, and the all-new Kia EV6 is a top choice with a comfortable and attractive interior, as well as a comprehensive suite of active safety features,” said Jim Sharifi, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars.
The EV6 continues to rise in popularity, with deliveries rising 49-percent in its second month in showrooms. More than 3,100 of the all-electric EV6 models were sold in March, contributing to Kia’s electrified models securing best-ever monthly and quarterly performances.
Additionally, Kia Carnival MPV has been named “Family Vehicle of the Year” in the 2022 Top Ten Vehicles for Hispanic Car Buyers ranking by Hispanic Motor Press.