2023 Kia EV6  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#30 of 2023 SUVs

#43 of all 2023 vehicles

The EV6, introduced by Kia in , is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Kia EV6 has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. The EV6 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 Kia EV6 is safe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2023 Kia EV6 has a score of 88, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Kia EV6 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.031% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.5377%, meaning the average driver has a 0.031% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.5377% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Kia EV6 is 34% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Kia EV6 is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. Active safety systems that are standard on the Kia EV6 include: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA).

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Standard side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10080Hyundai NexoKia StingerKia EV6Tesla Model 3A. Q4 e-tron SportbackVolkswagen ID.4Audi Q4 e-tronTesla Model YGenesis GV60Volvo C40 RechargeVolvo XC40 RechargeHyundai Ioniq 5Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Kia EV6 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 80 to 100. The 2023 Kia EV6 is safer than the 2022 Hyundai Nexo and less safe than the 2023 Genesis GV60, the 2023 Tesla Model Y, the 2023 Audi Q4 e-tron, the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4, and the 2023 Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback. It is about as safe as the 2023 Kia Stinger and the 2022 Tesla Model 3.

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