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Kia EV9 SUV is it worth the money

Kia EV9 – Kia has released the all new EV9 SUV. This is a seven seat all electric SUV that is sure to make many premium brands look over their shoulder.

In short, its simply stunning.

The EV9 comes in two versions immediately, the entry level Air priced from $97,000 and the top spec GT-Line, priced at $121,000. These are all plus the usual costs.

Its big with an overall length of a bit over 5.0 metres and yet looks smaller. It’s a box on wheels yet looks stunning. Inside its cavernous with ample room for seven.

The EV9 is engaging to drive with substantial performance and the suspension tuning for Australian conditions is spot on. It feels firmly planted to the road and the hefty 2600kg weight helps. Given that weight, the 0-100km/h time for the AWD GT-Line of 5.3 seconds is impressive.

You expect electric cars to be quiet. But not this quiet. There is almost no exterior road or traffic noise that invades the cabin.

Kia has excelled with the EV9. It has a level of intelligent convenience that cars twice its price aspire to.

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I’m Rob Fraser

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The Kia EV9 is in a bit of its own category.

Buyers could look at the Mercedes Benz EQS, Audi e-tron, LDV Mifa9 or Volvo EX 90

Hybrid style seven seat SUVs that could interest buyers include: Mazda CX-90, Toyota Kluger Grande Hybrid,

What is good?
  • Elegant design
  • Internal space /Modern interior
  • Dynamics and handling
What is not so good?

Kia EV9 final thoughts

My first impression is that the Kia EV9 is stunning.

Stunning in styling, practicality, interior ambience, and intelligent convenience.

Here is a vehicle that is pushing boundaries everywhere.

The onset of EV technology is levelling the playing field for brands.

Kia has just taken a giant leap forward and many premium brands should be worried.

When you consider the price of $121,000 plus the usual costs for the GT-Line, it could be considered an absolute bargain.

Kia EV9



Model Price $121,000 MLP*
Engine Dual Battery Electric motor
Drivetrain One speed AT AWD
Battery Capacity / type 99.8kWh / Lithium Ion
Voltage / Capacity 552V / 180.9Ah
Power 283kW
Torque 700Nm
Range (WLTP) / ADR 505Km max / 11kW charging capacity
Economy / efficiency 25.6kWh/100km claimed
Fast Charge**/ Home 239 km range with 15 minutes ultra-fast 800-volt charging time

DC Fast charge 10-80% 50 kW charger 83 mins

Safety TBC
CO2 Emissions Zero driving emissions
0-100kmh/Top Speed 5.3 secs / 200km/h
Servicing 12mth / 15,000km service plan
Warranty 7yr/ Unlimited km 150,000km on high voltage components
Roadside Assist 7Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Style / Appeal 9
Technology/connectivity 9
Value for Money 9


Overall Length 5010mm
Wheelbase 3100mm
Width 1980mm
Height 1755mm
Wheels 21 inch Alloys
Tyres 285/45 R21 Continental
Max ground clearance up to 177mm
Wading Depth N/A
Approach N/A
Rampover N/A
Departure angle N/A
Turning Circle KTK 12.4m
Boot Min 333L
Boot Max 2318L
Kerb Weight 2636kg
Battery weight 563kg
Payload (kg) 604kg
GVM (kg) 3240kg
GCM 5740kg
Towing Capacity 2500kg
Tow Ball rating 250kg

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