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Kia EV6 reliability & safety rating

No independent Euro NCAP crash-test score yet, but Kia's track record for both safety and reliability is good

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Reliability & safety rating rating

4.0 out of 5

Kia's long warranty and generally good reliability record have seen it perform well in customer-satisfaction surveys in the past, so despite the EV6 being the first of a new breed of fully zero-emissions models from the brand, we're reasonably confident in predicting a fuss-free ownership experience. Safety should be excellent, too – although we haven't had an independent evaluation of the car's crashworthiness from Euro NCAP just yet.

Kia EV6 reliability & problems

As mentioned above, Kia and sister brand Hyundai generally tend to have satisfied customers, and two of their models (Hyundai's Kona SUV and Kia's Rio supermini) filled the top two positions in the 2021 Driver Power car ownership survey results table, with Sportage SUV coming home ninth. Kia was also the second-highest-rated brand overall in the same edition of the survey. Combined with electric cars' inherent simplicity compared to petrol or diesel-engined equivalents, it all bodes pretty well for the EV6 to be a dependable car.

Safety

Euro NCAP hasn't crash-tested the EV6 yet, but several electric cars have already passed the independent body's barrage of tests with flying colours, so there's no particular reason for concern. There's plenty of safety kit fitted as standard to ensure you don't come to grief in the first place, such as forward-collision avoidance, hill-start assistance, an intelligent speed limiter, lane-following assistance and lane-keeping assistance.

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