2023 Kia EV6 vs. Tesla Model Y in Edmonton, AB

Kia EV6 vs. Tesla Model Y at North Edmonton Kia

It’s an exciting time in the electric vehicle market, whether from mainstays in the industry like Kia, or newer entrants like Tesla. With a lot of talk about these brands and their continued advancement in the electric segment, we thought it would be beneficial to compare these top EVs against each other, to help you make a decision on which one is right for you. Read along with our North Edmonton Kia team as we pit the all-new 2023 Kia EV6 against the Tesla Model Y.

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Exterior & Interior Features

2023 Kia EV6

The Kia EV6 is truly a design from the future, with its unique, enhanced design that promotes smooth aerodynamic lines alongside bold, cutting edges to showcase the dynamic nature of this performer. This distinct look is highlighted by stand-out bumpers, 21-inch alloy wheels and neon brake calipers on the GT to further bring eyes to its sport look. The interior provides much the same, an inspiring “grand touring” look that balances luxury with sportiness.




Tesla Model Y

The Tesla Model Y focuses more on an aerodynamic look, creating a seamless look from the front of the vehicle to the rear. The interior of the vehicle brings things to a new level with a raised seat, a lower dash and a cabin that puts focus around the driver. Everything is clean and low-profile, providing a clear look out to the surroundings around you and the passengers.





Specifications: 2024 Kia EV6 Tesla Model Y
Length (mm) 4,680 4,751
Width (mm) 1,880 2,129
Height (mm) 1,545 1,624
Wheelbase (mm)2,9002,890
Specifications: 2024 Kia EV6 Tesla Model Y
Head Room - front (mm) 990 1,041
Head Room - rear (mm) 965 1,001
Shoulder Room - front (mm) 1,468 1,432
Shoulder Room - rear (mm) 1,413 1,373
Hip Room - front (mm) 1,394 1,367
Hip Room - rear (mm) 1,352 1,286
Leg Room - front (mm) 1,078 1,063
Leg Room - rear (mm)9901,029

Performance & Capability

2023 Kia EV6

The EV6 is built on Kia’s Electric-Global Modular Platform, providing exceptional space for those onboard, while increasing performance features like driving dynamics and acceleration. The GT model represents the height of the EV6’s performance, powering to 576 horsepower, 545 lb-ft of torque and going from 0-100 km/in in 3.5 seconds. Enjoy a top speed of 260 km/h, with a 332 km driving range. The 800V multi-charging system is quick to charge. Only charge for 4.5 minutes and get 100 km of range in return.




Tesla Model Y

The Tesla Model Y is powered by independent motors that facilitate torque to the front and rear wheels. Find yourself going from 0 to 100 km/h per hour in as quick as 37 seconds. Its all-wheel drive capabilities allow you to tackle all that Edmonton puts in your way. Heavily focused on range, you can travel up to an estimated 531 km on a charge. The vehicle also has a supercharge ability to charge up to 261 km in only 15 minutes.






2023 Kia EV6

The EV6 features a number of tech features that highlight and support its EV touches. Next-generation head-up display utilized augmented reality to create a 3D display of your important driving info, allowing you to stay up-to-date while out on the road. The clean and sleek instrument panel features dual 12.3-inch TFT cluster infotainment screens for simple engagement, both focused around the driver.





Tesla Model Y

The Tesla Model Y is big on its autopilot features, providing added convenience out on the road. The model, though, only features one15-inch touchscreen, but which comes with over-the-air software updates to have you running the latest programs. The Glass Roof allows for spacious room and protection from UV rays.







2023 Kia EV6

The 2023 Kia EV6 is looking out for the driver and passenger at every turn, highlighted by a host of advanced safety tech features that ensure your driving is as safe as ever. This include:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Surround View Monitor
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist



Tesla Model Y

To begin with, the Tesla Model Y was made to have a low centre of gravity, impact protection at the front of the vehicle, and a durable structural material across the body to provide peace of mind. It has received a NHTSA 5-star safety rating and is a IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award winner.




2023 Kia EV6 vs. Tesla Model Y Verdict

So, which model should you choose? Right off the bat, you’re going to be concerned with price. The RWD models of the EV6 start at $50,066*, while the Tesla Model Y RWD starts at $59,990*, and the AWDs start from $60,566* and $69,990*, respectively, making a clear advantage to the new EV6. The Tesla Model Y may be a hot name, but the EV6 is brand-new itself, providing similar size, tech and safety features, along with a highlighted GT version that make it an easy choice over the Tesla Model Y.

Are you interested in buying the Kia EV6? Our North Edmonton Kia team is standing by to help you through the shopping experience. We’re here to answer any questions you have, and help you to get to know the new-age of Kia EVs.