2024 Kia EV9 Boasts an EPA-Estimated Range of Up to 304 Miles
Kia America has recently unveiled the EPA-estimated ranges for its new 2024 EV9 three-row electric SUV. The EV9 Light Long Range RWD variant leads with a 304-mile range on its standard 19-inch wheels, surpassing Kia's initial 300-mile estimate. Following this, the EV9 Wind and EV9 Land AWD models, both on 19-inch wheels, are rated at 280 miles. The more luxurious EV9 GT-Line, sporting 21-inch wheels, offers a range of 270 miles.
All these trims utilize the EV9's largest 99.8-kWh battery. On the other hand, the basic EV9 Light RWD, powered by a 76.1-kWh battery, delivers a range of 230 miles on 19-inch wheels, a slight increase from the original 223-mile estimate.
Kia highlights the EV9's versatility, noting its suitability for both long-distance journeys and city driving. "The EV9 caters to diverse customer preferences with its range of powertrain options," stated Steven Center, COO & EVP, Kia America.
|KIA EV9 Light 76.1 kWh RWD||230 miles (up from targeted 223 miles)|
|KIA EV9 Light 99.8 kWh RWD||304 miles (up from targeted 300 miles)|
|KIA EV9 Wind 99.8 kWh AWD||280 miles (up from targeted 270 miles)|
|KIA EV9 Land 99.8 kWh AWD||280 miles (up from targeted 253 miles)|
|KIA EV9 GT-Line 99.8 kWh AWD||270 miles (up from targeted 243 miles)|
The EV9 introduces Kia's fourth-generation battery technology, ensuring greater energy density. Its 800V electrical system facilitates rapid charging, achieving a 10 to 80 percent charge in under 25 minutes at maximum DC charging speeds of 236 kW.
Set to hit US showrooms this quarter, the EV9's price ranges from $54,900 for the basic Light RWD to $73,900 for the GT-Line variant. Reservations commence on October 16, with a $750 refundable deposit required for one of the four available trims at launch.
Earlier this year Kia unveiled the EV9 at the 2023 New York International Auto Show, marking a milestone in its global Plan S strategy.