2024 Kia EV9 Reviews, Prices and Specs

Calista Alma
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March 18, 2024

Introducing the 2024 Kia EV9, a groundbreaking addition to the electric vehicle market. As the inaugural all-electric 3-row midsize SUV from a mainstream brand, the EV9 combines affordability with luxury. With a generous maximum range of 304 miles, this innovative SUV offers both practicality and performance. Kia has spared no effort in crafting a vehicle that exudes sophistication, featuring upscale aesthetics and premium amenities. Set to hit the market in late 2023, the EV9 is poised to challenge established luxury contenders like the Rivian R1S and the upcoming Volvo EX90, offering a compelling alternative for discerning buyers seeking both sustainability and luxury.

The EV9 marks a significant leap forward for Kia, as it pioneers the introduction of a fully electric midsize 3-row SUV ahead of all other mainstream competitors. While Kia leads the charge with the EV9, Hyundai is expected to follow suit with its own electric 3-row SUV, the Hyundai Ioniq 7, mirroring the successful strategy seen with the Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade. This forthcoming electric SUV from Hyundai promises to offer consumers another compelling choice in terms of pricing and availability, further expanding the options for eco-conscious drivers.

Beginning at $54,900, the 2024 Kia EV9 offers an entry point into the world of all-electric SUVs. For those seeking enhanced traction and performance, the dual-motor AWD variant, known as the Wind trim, starts at $63,900. At the top end, the GT-Line trim, boasting an impressive 516 lb-ft of torque, begins at $73,900, providing the pinnacle of electric SUV performance and luxury.

2024 Kia EV9MSRP
EV9 Light$54,900
EV9 Light Long Range$59,200
EV9 Wind$63,900
EV9 Land$69,900
EV9 GT-Line$73,900

In contrast to the typical approach of many electric vehicles, the interior design of the EV9 demonstrates a refreshing blend of familiarity and functionality rather than overly simplistic aesthetics.

Clean lines and a sense of order characterize the cabin, complemented by a premium fit and finish that aligns with the EV9’s aspirations for the luxury market.

Despite accommodating up to seven passengers, every seat in the EV9 is designed with executive comfort in mind, including the often overlooked third row, where even taller individuals can find ample space and comfort thanks to power-reclining seats.

With a wheelbase over 7 inches longer than the Kia Telluride, the EV9 boasts a spacious and lounge-like atmosphere, complete with USB-C ports throughout. Sustainability is also a key focus, with the use of simulated leather and recycled materials, further emphasizing the EV9’s eco-friendly ethos.

Despite its generous passenger space, cargo capacity remains competitive, with 20.2 cubic feet behind the third row, expanding to 81.9 cubic feet with rows two and three folded—a testament to Kia’s commitment to both luxury and practicality in the EV9.

Kia’s innovative use of LED technology, exemplified by the optional Star Map feature, continues to impress us.

With its multiple LEDs, the Star Map enhances the EV9’s striking appearance, particularly with its daytime running lights. The overall exterior design of the EV9 is both practical and visually appealing, avoiding any sense of mundanity or awkwardness.

Paint options range from glossy to matte finishes, adding to the SUV’s allure. In terms of dimensions, the EV9 is slightly longer than the Kia Telluride and similar vehicles, while maintaining comparable height and width.

Fuel EconomyCity 99e/Comb 88e/Hwy 77 MPGe
Estimated EV Range230 Miles
Basic Warranty5 years or 60000 miles
0-607.7 Seconds
Horsepower215 hp
Max Seating7

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

Curb Weight5093 lbs.
EPA Passenger158.8 cu.ft.
Front Head Room41.2 inches
Front Leg Room41.4 inches
Max Seating Capacity7
Minimum Ground Clearance7.0 inches
Overall Length197.2 inches
Front Shoulder Room61.6 inches
Towing Capacity, Maximum2000 lbs.
Trunk or Cargo Capacity81.7 cu.ft.
Turning Diameter20.3 feet
Wheel Base122.0 inches
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)6415 lbs.
Width with mirrors74.0 inches

Fuel Economy

City99 MPGe
Combined88 MPGe
Highway77 MPGe

Mechanical

DrivetrainRWD
1 speedAvailable
Hill Start AssistAvailable

Seating

  • Third Row Seat
  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Heated Seats
  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Power Driver’s Seat

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Internet Access
  • Proximity Sensing Keyless Entry
  • Push-Button Engine Start
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Smartphone Interface
  • USB Port
  • Voice Recognition System
Review : 4.9/810
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