2023 Toyota BZ4X vs 2022 Kia EV6 | Whats the best way to build an electric car for the masses?

2023 Toyota BZ4X vs 2022 Kia EV6 | What’s the best way to build an electric car for the masses?

Toyota bz4x vs kia ev6 what’s the best way to build an electric car for the masses design one that’s familiar to shoppers of gas-powered crossovers as toyota has done with the 2023 toyota bz4x take a clean slate approach and explore all the packaging and design possibilities afforded by electric vehicle construction such as kia has done with the 2022 kia ev6

These two electric crossover suvs both offer the body style drivers seem to want with the electric propulsion they need but big differences in range and style lift one to the top of our charts stay tuned for more information hello guys and welcome to our channel cars all electric please subscribe and like this video and we love you for it the 2022 ev6 flexes all

The strengths of electric vehicles in a package that’s as thrilling to drive as it is to look at the 2023 toyota bz4x lacks some of the technology luster of its rivals but it’s efficient well-equipped and easy to live with toyota developed its first global platform dedicated for electric vehicles in partnership with subaru the bz-4x has hints of the best-selling

Toyota rav4 but slaps on subaru cladding on the fenders and front fascia inside all but the cockpit feels familiar due to a small 7.0 inch instrument cluster assessed near the cowl and so far removed from the steering wheel the iconography gauge layout 12.3 inch touchscreen and most everything else aside from the center console gear dial should be familiar for

Toyota owners it makes the shift to an ev less intimidating the kia ev6 also rides on a global platform shared with the hyundai ioniq 5 and genesis gv60 if they all sat side by side it would be hard to discern how they related the ev6 sports along low profile with a long wheelbase and short overhangs looking more like a wagon or european grand tourer than the

Marketing catch-all of a crossover the interior design is less daring with two 12.3 inch digital screens under one piece of glass that curves toward the driver for kia owners the dash and steering wheel controls might be even more familiar than in the toyota the bridge center console comes short of the center stack like an ergonomic diving board for drive modes

While the lower shelf extends a bit further while still maintaining the airiness of an open floor plan the kia ev6 steps beyond the bz-4x with its battery propulsion system a 77.4 kilowatt-hour battery pack can be had in single motor rear-wheel drive with an output of 225 horsepower and 258 pound foot of torque or dual motor all-wheel drive making 320 horsepower

And 446 pound foot either drivetrain is quick with the awd model sporting a zero to 60 miles per hour time of four six seconds a forthcoming gt model shaves more than a second from that time a smaller 58 kilowatt hours battery pack with a single motor making 167 horsepower is forthcoming with a front strut multi-link rear independent suspension the ev6 rides on

The firm side and at 6.1 inches of ground clearance helps it handle more like a sedan than a crossover another advantage of the ev6 is the charging the single motor model has a range of 310 miles while dual motor versions drop to 274 miles it’ll take about seven hours to charge at home on a level to 240 volt charger but its dc fast charging capability is the real

Winner it charges from 10 to 80 percent in 18 minutes on a connector rated at 350 kilowatts the toyota bz 4x charges slower taking nine hours on a level two at a dc fast charger it accepts a 150 kilowatt supply for fwd models and 100 kilowatts on awd models so it will take at least three times as long to fast charge by our estimates toyota doesn’t quote the 10 to

80 percent estimate but says it’ll recoup 90 miles of range in 30 minutes the toyota bz4x uses a single motor front-wheel drive iteration that makes 201 horsepower and 196 pound foot and uses a 71.4 kilowatt hour battery pack the dual motor all-wheel drive model makes 214 horsepower and 248 pound-foot and it can sprint to 60 miles per hour in a toyota estimated

6.5 seconds it’s quick off the line but the thrust fades quickly even though it has a similar four-wheel independent suspension as the ev6 it’s tuned softer and a taller ride height by nearly four inches makes it squishier as it leans away from turns toyota’s advantage comes inside with more upright crossover suv proportions that enable more cargo room and front

Headroom the thick center console of the bz4x however confines the cockpit so we prefer the open airy space of the ev6 both crossovers have five seat belts but neither one offers much space for the fifth seat the longer wheelbase of the ev6 benefits rear passengers with 39.0 inches of legroom versus just 35.3 inches in the bz4x but rear headroom gets clipped in both

Neither model has been subjected to independent crash tests but they’re equipped with standard driver assist features that can mitigate or avoid a crash both have automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection active lane control blind spot monitors and full speed adaptive cruise control kia has a wider range of safety options such as a limited hands-free

Highway driving system with automatic lane changes toyota can’t beat kia’s five-year per 60 000 mile warranty even though the bz-4x includes two years or 25 000 miles of complementary scheduled maintenance the feature sets are similar with 12.3 inch touchscreen infotainment systems and keyless locks and would seem to favor kia except the brand still doesn’t have

Wireless smartphone compatibility with its larger screens one more important thing to consider is accessibility toyota’s conservative approach limited the rollout of only 7000 bz 4x allotted to us sales in the first year meanwhile kia delivered more than 7000 ev6 in the second quarter of 2022. kia was more aggressive than sister company hyundai in rolling out the

Ev6 in all 50 states at launch and that confidence appears to be paying off the daring style impressive driving mechanics an extensive options list give the 2022 kia ev6 the advantage with a tcc rating of 8.2 out of 10. the 2023 toyota bz4x has some odd choices inside and out that lower it to a tcc rating of 7.2 out of 10 but few other electric crossovers make

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2023 Toyota BZ4X vs 2022 Kia EV6 | What’s the best way to build an electric car for the masses? By Cars All Electric