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Kia EV6 review: boot space, seating & practicality

Luggage space is decent, but you may need to double-check if the EV6's rear seats are big enough for your needs

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Boot space, seating & practicality rating

3.5 out of 5

LengthWidthHeightBoot volume
4,690mm1,880mm1,550mm490 litres

As you may have guessed from its exterior proportions, the EV6 is not a gargantuan family holdall in the mould of its hybrid-engined SUV-sibling, the seven-seat Kia Sorento. But neither is it a uselessly pokey little sports coupe – it certainly feels bigger inside than the (now discontinued) petrol-powered Kia Stinger, and if customer feedback is anything to go by, you’ll not have trouble fitting into the rear seats; EV6 owners raved about legroom in the 2023 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey.

With some professional context, however, we will admit it’s not the roomiest car in its class. A Tesla Model Y is roomier, if not quite as comfortable, while even the Hyundai Ioniq 5’s taller roofline makes it a more spacious car for rear-seat occupants.

The Kia EV6 gets 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.

It's not quite so impressive in this respect in the back, but this is a trade-off you’ll need to accept for the EV6’s almost coupe-like proportions. The lack of a transmission tunnel does mean three adults can sit across the rear bench without their feet or knees feeling crushed, but that sleek roofline does mean headroom can be at a premium for taller occupants – especially in comparison to the Ioniq 5, as mentioned above.

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.

Richard is editor of DrivingElectric, as well as sister site, and a regular contributor to Auto Express. An electric and hybrid car advocate, he spent more than five years working on the news and reviews desk at Auto Express and has driven almost every new car currently on sale.

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