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Kia EV6: boot space, seating & practicality

The Kia EV6 should be roomy enough for most families, but that sloping roofline will make it troublesome for those wanting maximum carrying capacity

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Boot space, seating & practicality rating

3.5 out of 5

Length

Width

Height

Boot volume

4,690mm

1,880mm

1,550mm

490 litres

The Kia EV6, despite its exciting design, actually occupies the rather prosaic, yet fiercely competitive electric family SUV segment. However, thanks to some clever packaging, the EV6 is able to keep up with several more traditional-looking rivals in terms of interior space and practicality. The mechanically similar Hyundai Ioniq 5’s boxy silhouette is ultimately going to be even roomier, as is the Tesla Model Y with its sizeable ‘frunk’ for extra storage under the bonnet.

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Choose the Kia EV6 and you do get a few handy features – not least the big bin between the front seats and the three-pin plug you’ll find in the rear footwell. Cars fitted with the vehicle-to-load (V2L) functionality can run appliances off the car’s charge port – theoretically meaning you could strike up an electric barbeque on a campsite, or even charge another EV should the need arise.

Kia EV6 interior space, storage & comfort

Up front, the EV6 is nicely spacious in the way we've come to expect from electric cars sitting on bespoke platforms, with no holdover transmission tunnels impinging on foot space.

Things are much the same in the rear; this lack of a transmission tunnel means there is acres of legroom and foot space for passengers sitting in the back. Taller individuals may find that headspace is at a bit of a premium, though, which is a trade-off for the EV6’s almost coupe-like proportions.

Boot space

There's a reasonable amount of room for luggage – 490 litres, to be exact – along with a variable height boot floor to allow you either maximise space or give yourself a flat load lip for sliding items in. There's also a floor net with securing hooks, but we would like to see more proper clips for shopping bags and the like.

In the rear-wheel-drive EV6, there's an extra 52 litres of storage space under the bonnet, which is in ideal place to stash the charging cables out of the way, but if you go for the four-wheel-drive version, the presence of its extra electric motor cuts that space to just 20 litres.

Regardless of whether you choose a rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive EV6, all standard cars offer a 1,600kg towing capacity.

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Hello there, I’m Tom Jervis and I have the pleasure of being the Content Editor here at DrivingElectric. Before joining the team in 2023, I spent my time reviewing cars and offering car buying tips and advice on DrivingElectric’s sister site, Carbuyer. I also continue to occasionally contribute to the AutoExpress magazine – another of DrivingElectric’s partner brands. In a past life, I worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcast assistant for regional services in the east of England – constantly trying to find stories that related to cars!

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