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Kia EV6 review - Reliability and safety

Packed with safety kit, the EV6 is a great family car, while Kia's seven-year warranty cover provides extra peace of mind

With its E-GMP underpinnings set to be used across a range of new all-electric Kia models over the next few years, the EV6 should prove to be a reliable car. Customer feedback in our 2021 Driver Power survey was particularly positive about Kia as a manufacturer (voted into 2nd place out of 29 brands), where reliability and build quality were highlighted as being strong points across its model ranges.

The Rio hatchback (2nd) and the Sportage SUV (9th) both achieved top-10 finishes in the poll, while the Niro, Picanto and Stonic models all featured in the 75-car list.

Euro NCAP hasn’t yet crash-tested the EV6, but with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 achieving a top five-star rating, and the EV6 featuring lots of safety kit as standard, there shouldn’t be any cause for concern. 

Along with smart cruise control and a rear view camera, Kia’s family EV includes a host of active safety systems: Forward Collision Avoidance Assist uses a front radar to monitor for possible hazards such as pedestrians, cyclists or other cars, before providing a warning and then automatically applying the brakes to help avoid or mitigate a potential collision. There are also systems designed to help keep you in your lane and tech that will sound a warning if it detects any loss of attention or driver fatigue.

Warranty

The Kia EV6 has a seven year/100,000-mile warranty, plus three years of roadside assistance. 

Servicing

Kia offers interest-free instalment plans for servicing costs. You pay 25 per cent up front, with zero per cent interest on the remaining balance for 3 months.

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