KIA EV6 vs. Tesla Model Y: Interior, Performance & Dimensions

If you're shopping for a new car and looking for the all-electric vehicle with the most range, you're probably comparing the Kia EV6 vs. Tesla Model Y differences in performance, trim features, battery range, and size.

To help you choose between the Kia EV6 or Tesla Model Y, we've put together a model comparison that we believe will have you calling our Kia dealer for lease deals on new electric cars.

Battery & Range

When comparing the Kia EV6 to the Tesla Model Y or the Kia EV6 vs. Tesla Model 3, part of your decision will probably come down to range and performance. So let's compare the Kia EV6 vs. Model Y range to see which new EV for sale will take you further the fastest.

The all-new 2022 Kia EV6 for sale provides an EPA-estimated all-electric range of up to 310 miles1 in RWD models and an estimated 274 miles1 of electric range in the AWD Kia EV6. When you connect to an ultra-fast DC charging port, you can add up to 217 miles of range in only 18 minutes of charging.1

When it comes to getting you up to speed, the Kia EV6 accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds, thanks to its 320 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque. Handling is enhanced by a multi-link rear suspension and a low center of gravity for a smooth and efficient ride that's also nimble in the corners.

If you need to trailer some weekend toys behind you, the Kia EV6 is capable of towing up to 2,300 pounds.2 Now that the Kia EV6 has set the standard for our EV performance comparison, let's compare Kia EV6 to Tesla Model Y performance.

The Tesla Model Y accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds when the rollout is subtracted, so it's hard to say what the actual 0-60 time is. When equipped with a long-range battery and a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system, the Tesla Model Y offers an estimated range of up to 303 miles, which is less than the Kia EV6 RWD.

Horsepower:Up to 576
Battery Sizes:58.0-kWh and 77.4-kWh
0-60:3.5 seconds
EPA Estimated Range:up to 310 miles1
Towing Capacity:3,500 lbs.2
Horsepower:Up to 450
Battery Sizes:75 kWh
0-60:3.5 seconds
EPA Estimated Range:up to 303 miles1
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs.2

Trim Levels and Tech

As you'd expect from these two EVs for sale, both models are loaded with tech. But between the Kia EV6 vs. Model Y, which new electric car gives you the tech you want?

Let's compare the Tesla Model Y vs. Kia EV6 tech features and trim model range to see where you get the driver-centric connectivity you want.

The 2022 Kia EV6 arrives in five distinct trim models to shop and compare:

  • 2022 Kia EV6 Light (RWD)
  • 2022 Kia EV6 Wind (RWD)
  • 2022 Kia EV6 Wind (e-AWD)
  • 2022 Kia EV6 GT-Line (RWD)
  • 2022 Kia EV6 GT-Line (e-AWD)

The 2022 Kia EV6 Light (RWD) starts with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, a wireless phone charger for your compatible device, dual 12.3-inch panoramic connectivity displays, five USB ports, and a Smart Key with Push Button and Remote Start.

Interior & Features

The Tesla Model Y only comes in a base model or Long Range AWD model, forcing you to take what they decide you want. If you're looking for a vehicle that lets you choose the features that matter to you, you’ll find the Kia EV6 lineup in our new Kia cars for sale.

The Kia EV6 is a 5-passenger sport crossover that's all-new for 2022 and comes with smooth aerodynamic surfaces for increased efficiency, LED headlights/taillights, as well as a GT-Line that offers exclusive body-color accents at the front and rear of the vehicle.


The 2022 Kia EV6 is 184.3 inches long and 60.8 inches tall to give you 39.0-inches of front-row headroom, 42.4 inches of legroom, 103.0 cubic feet of total interior volume, and up to 50.2 cubic feet of total cargo volume. The Tesla Model Y doesn't provide dimensions, but it does offer 76 cubic feet of cargo area, making the Tesla Model Y is bigger than the Kia EV6 5-seater.

# of Passengers:5
Length:184.4 inches
Width:74.4 inches
Height:61.0 inches
Cargo Capacity:27.7 cu. ft.
# of Passengers:5
Length:187 inches
Width:75.6 inches
Height:63.9 inches
Cargo Capacity:30.2 cu. ft.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is quieter, the Kia EV6 or the Tesla Model Y?

The new Kia EV6 and Tesla Model Y are all-electric vehicles that offer smooth, quiet rides. The Kia EV6 has a curb weight of 3,984 pounds, which is lighter than the Tesla Model Y, which weighs 4,363 pounds. Since both vehicles are battery-operated, it's tough to say which car is quieter without a decibel reading, but lighter cars are typically quieter than heavy cars.

Which has more horsepower, the Kia EV6 or the Tesla Model Y?

The Kia EV6 is powered by a 58.0 kWh battery that puts out 320 horsepower, 446 pound-feet of torque, and can take you from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds. Horsepower for the long-range battery and dual-motor all-wheel-drive system for the Tesla Model Y is not listed on its website, but we know the vehicle can reach 0-60 mph in an estimated 3.5 seconds with the rollout subtracted.

Which is better, the Kia EV6 or the Tesla Model Y?

In our Kia EV6 vs. Tesla Model Y review and comparison, we find that the Kia EV6 provides an EPA-estimated all-electric range of up to 310 miles1 and offers a greater range of trim models as well as the option of an RWD or AWD powertrain. The Kia EV6 is smaller than the Tesla Model Y, giving you a nimble ride that's easier to maneuver in busy city streets.

1Based on EPA estimates on a full battery charge. Actual range will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, vehicle maintenance, charging practice, battery age, weather, temperature and your vehicle's condition. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use. For more information on range, please see Range figures are for 2022 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD.

2Towing requires additional equipment. See Owner’s Manual for towing capacity, additional instructions, and warnings. Always use caution while towing.

Jim Ellis Kia of Kennesaw - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)