Kia has announced the full pricing breakdown for the EV9 in the United States, beginning at $54,900 for the base model. The top-of-the-line GT-Line is priced at $75,000, but there are a number of other models to choose from.
For an additional $5,920 (nearly €59,000, but still €16,000 less than in Europe), you can upgrade to the EV9 Light Long Range. Seating capacity drops from seven to six, but extras like a sunroof and heated controls make up for it. The 99.8 kWh battery pack is the main improvement, providing a remarkable range of about 300 miles.
Do you have a few extra dollars to spare? The EV9 Wind e-AWD is the next tier up and costs $63,900 (€60,300). This package adds a panoramic glass roof, a power liftgate, LED headlights, and 19-inch alloy wheels. Its dual 12.3-inch displays are sure to impress techies, while its long list of safety features will reassure worried motorists.
2024 Kia EV9 Specs
The dual-motor system produces 379 horsepower and 601 Newton meters of torque, allowing the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 5.7 seconds, setting it apart from the base trim. The price difference between the two trims is only $4,700, but when considering the Wind e-AWD version, the Light Long Range trim seems pointless.
The EV9 Land e-AWD begins at $69,900 (€66,000), making it affordable for those who view cube-shaped headlights as a sign of luxury. For an additional $6,000, you can get a 14-speaker Meridian sound system and an illuminated Kia emblem for the wheel. The wind’s power level is maintained, but the range has been reduced slightly because of the upgraded wheels.
The EV9 GT-Line e-AWD is the show stopper. It has a torque output of 699 Nm, 21-inch two-tone wheels, a premium suede headliner, and costs $73,900 (nearly €70,000 and painfully €14,000 less than in Europe). However, its range has decreased to only 243 miles.
This electric SUV, about the size and shape of a small brick house, now accelerates to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds, a significant improvement over its previous acceleration time of 5.5 seconds. The speed may not be record-breaking, but a family car that can complete the sprint in under 6 seconds is unnecessary.
Later this year, shipments will begin in the United States, and on October 16, reservations will begin. A $750 down payment is required to secure your spot.