Kia EV6 vs Volkswagen ID.4 GTX: verdict and specifications

The EV6 effortlessly claims victory in this pure-electric head-to-head, offering a more involving driving experience, better on-board technology and a superior cabin to the ID.4 GTX

Kia EV6 vs Volkswagen ID.4 GTX

1st: Kia EV6 – 4.5 stars

Quick yet engaging to drive, with a luxurious-feeling cabin overflowing with technology, plus rapid-charging capability beyond that of £100,000 flagship models, the Kia EV6 stands head and shoulders above the VW. It’s also more efficient and covered by a significantly longer warranty. The boot is a little smaller than its more conventional SUV rival and the ride is on the firm side, but this was a landslide of a victory for the EV6. Read our full review to find out more.

2nd: Volkswagen ID.4 GTX – 3.5 stars

Volkswagen’s first electric performance car fails to cover itself in glory, or live up to the expectations of its GTX badge. It’s not even close to being as much fun to drive as a GTI, let alone the EV6 it faced off against here. Plus, all the GTX's strengths, from its big boot, good passenger space and ride comfort, are present in any ID.4; there's very little to distinguish this range-topper from the less expensive versions. Read our full review to find out more.

Specifications

Car

Kia EV6 AWD GT-Line S

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX

List price/total as tested

£51,945 / £51,945

£49,025 / £50,895

Engine

Dual electric motors + lithium-ion battery

Dual electric motors + lithium-ion battery

Transmission

Single-speed auto / all-wheel drive

Single-speed auto / all-wheel drive

Battery capacity (total/usable)

82.5 / 77.4 kWh

82 / 77 kWh

Power / torque

321bhp / 605Nm

295bhp / 46000Nm

0-60mph

5.2s

6.2s

Top speed

114mph

112mph

Charge time (socket/wallbox/rapid)

24hrs 45mins / 8hrs 30mins / 18mins

24hrs 30mins / 8hrs 15mins / 34mins

Claimed / predicted range 

300 / 240 miles

299 / 208 miles

Road tax / BiK rate 

£104 / 1%

£98 / 1%

Length / width / height / wheelbase

4,680 / 1,880 / 1,550 / 2,900mm

4,584 / 1,852 / 1,631 / 2,771mm

Boot capacity (seats up/down)

480 / 1,260 litres

543 / 1,575 litres

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