Kia EV6 Luggage Test | How big is the trunk?

The gathering of EVs launched previously year-and-change has made us rethink car sizes and section names. In case you take a look at the scale of the 2022 Kia EV6, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ford Mustang Mach-E, they certain appear to fall into line with a crossover SUV (versus a wagon or hatchback), however in addition they do not match into neat compact or midsize silos. Some dimensions are indicative of 1, others are indicative of one other. For example, cargo capability will not be solely extra like a compact SUV, however a small one at that. Perhaps much more midcompact … nicely, not less than on paper.

I’ve already baggage examined the Mach-E, which is listed at 29.7 cubic-feet of cargo area. That was sufficient to stow all the usual baggage take a look at baggage, with only a little bit of area remaining. I’ve but to check the Ioniq 5, however let’s have a look at how the EV6 compares. Its specs say it has 24.4 cubic-feet behind its again seat.

Instantly, you possibly can see that the fastback form would possibly make loading tough, particularly for bulkier objects. In truth, the Mach-E’s cargo space and rear-most part IS taller, however the EV6 is notably longer.

However, first, a phrase about that cargo cowl. Often, I take a look at with and with out the cargo cowl cartridge in place due to the prospect you arrive on the airport to choose up some buddies, they’ve far more baggage than you anticipated and/otherwise you overlook to take out the rattling cowl.

Fortunately, the EV6 mitigates this drawback by offering an area below the ground for it. The Kia Telluride and some different SUVs present this considerate characteristic.

Nevertheless …

Additionally like different SUVs, the EV6 enables you to take away the cargo ground to maximise cargo area. Above left is what that appears like with the cargo cowl nonetheless in place. Above proper is that stowed cargo cowl cartridge.

The difficulty is that tire mobility equipment. It will possibly match below the ground panel ONLY should you put it in that exact location (proven above left) inside a small indentation. However, should you try this, the cartridge cannot be stowed. So, both you place the tire mobility equipment someplace, otherwise you reside with a barely askew ground resting atop the tire mobility equipment.

That is what I did: saved the cargo cowl cartridge below the ground and tire mobility equipment within the left-rear nook. I deliberate to strive different configurations after, however in the end, I did not must.

As in each baggage take a look at I do, I take advantage of two midsize curler suitcases that will should be checked in on the airport (26 inches lengthy, 16 extensive, 11 deep), two roll-aboard suitcases that simply barely match within the overhead (24L x 15W x 10D), and one smaller roll-aboard that matches simply (23L x 15W x 10D). I additionally embrace my spouse’s fancy in a single day bag simply to spruce issues up a bit (21L x 12W x 12D).

There it’s, all the baggage match. Within the Mach-E, I may solely match all of them if I put that automotive’s adjustable cargo ground in its decrease place. Within the Kia, all of them match with the ground within the higher place. And, as you possibly can see, there was loads of area left over.

To spherical out the area, I added the small blue duffle bag.

So, contemplating that each one the baggage plus a bonus bag match within the worst case state of affairs, I did not actually see a must strive it once more with the low ground and cargo cowl eliminated utterly (as I typically do in different exams). There can be more room, however nothing else substantial can be moving into.

Apart from, the EV6 not solely handedly handed this take a look at, however it bested the peerlessly purposeful Mach-E regardless of having fewer cubes on paper. Now I am actually curious to see how the Ioniq 5 and its 27.2-cubic-foot cargo space does. Keep tuned.


Ha! Properly, after this put up was already written, edited and scheduled, I noticed I completely forgot concerning the frunk! Actually, it is easy to see why.

No, that is not an engine below there. Simply in case the “EV” written on it wasn’t apparent sufficient, lifting that latch reveals this tiny little bin. It is decently lengthy and extensive, however there’s actually no purposeful depth. Perhaps the cost wire goes in right here, which would not be a horrible place contemplating you are unlikely to make use of it a lot (assuming a correct residence charger and quick chargers on the highway).

Does this uselessness actually matter? Properly, this space is so small and subsequently densely full of different componentry due to the EV6’s excessive cab ahead proportions, made potential by its electrical structure. This leads to a large quantity of inside area relative to its exterior dimensions. Would I fairly have a big again seat fairly than a kinda-functional bonus frunk? Why sure, sure I might.

OK, now I am completed.

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