The two have much in common here. Shared platforms means shared guts (mostly). Both come with a standard 58-kWh battery pack and a single motor layout with rear-wheel-drive. They also can accommodate 400- and 800-volt charging and 350 kW DC fast charging.
However, the Ioniq 5 has an optional 72.6-kWh unit that can be linked to a single or dual-motor setup. All-wheel drive is optional as well. The most powerful combination with AWD offers 301 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque with a 0-62 mph time of 5.2 seconds and a 115 mph top speed.
The top-of-the-line Kia EV6 GT, on the other hand, has a 77.4-kWh battery and standard AWD. It’s literally a supercar rival with 576 hp and 538 lb-ft of twist. Zero to 60 mph takes 3.5 seconds and top speed is 161 mph. This is clearly the enthusiast’s choice. The base and GT-Line can be had in RWD and AWD with as little as 167 hp and up to 320 hp.
The EV6 RWD with the long-range pack will go roughly 316 miles on the WLTP testing cycle, and the Ioniq 5, in the same configuration, will achieve just under 300 miles. Official figures for both vehicles are still pending.