Almost every automaker has at least one electric vehicle for sale in 2023. Most have chosen to start with a compact SUV — one of the more popular categories of cars for sale in the U.S. But that can be where the EVs’ similarities end. Their prices vary. Their ranges vary. The elements of the ownership experience designers chose to emphasize — what you might call the spirit of the cars — varies.
The Kia EV6 is gorgeous, and upper trim levels make it the best performance car on the Kia
lot. The Volvo XC40 Recharge is elegant, with a tasteful Scandinavian minimalism and the kind of safety tech you imagine when you hear the Volvo name. Let’s see how a shopper might evaluate each.2023 Kia EV6 The 2023 Kia EV6 is a car that makes a visual impact few can match. It comes across in pictures but is bigger and more muscular in person. Kia builds several versions, with horsepower ranging from 225 to 576 and driving ranges from 206 to 310 miles. Pricing starts at $42,600, while a top-of-the-line, high-performance GT runs $61,600. See: Kia jumps into electric car price wars by bringing back the EV6 Light Kia EV6 highlights Flexible configurations: The base model EV6 Light starts at $42,600 and offers 167 horsepower and a range of 232 miles. The longest-range version, the GT-Line rear-wheel drive (RWD), costs $52,900 and offers 225 horsepower and a …