The base price is for the Light model with 215 hp and rear-wheel drive. The higher-end trims with dual motors and all-wheel drive will cost more.
Kia has set a price for the base model of the 2024 EV9 three-row electric SUV.
The EV9 Light RWD is the base model. It has a single electric motor placed in the back that makes 215 horsepower.
The prices for the Long Range models and the AWD options with two motors have not been released yet.
Order banks for the Kia EV9 will open on October 16. To reserve a car, buyers will need to put down a $750 deposit that they can get back in full. Kia says that people who make an order before November 27 can get a bunch of extras, such as a Webasto Go Dual Voltage Portable EV Charger, a three-year Kia Maintenance Plan, and one year of digital features and services. Customers who use Electrify America to charge their cars will get a refund for 1000 kWh of charging.
When it comes to price, Kia’s new three-row electric SUV, the EV9, will be about the same as a fully loaded gas-powered Telluride. The official MSRP for the 2024 EV9 in its standard Light RWD version is $54,900. Kia hasn’t announced the required destination charge yet, but based on what they charged for the EV6, we think the base price will be just over $56,000.
This setup has a single electric motor on the back with 215 horsepower that gets its power from a 76.1-kWh battery pack. The EPA hasn’t released its range numbers yet, but Kia says this model will have a range of 223 miles. We thought the EV9 would take 8.0 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph, which is pretty slow, since its 215 horsepower isn’t enough to move its 5,000-pound curb weight.
Prices for the more popular EV9 models are still to come. These models come with bigger battery packs for longer range and two motors that drive all four wheels, giving them a lot more power. The bigger Long Range battery pack, which has 99.8 kWh of power, will probably cost several thousand dollars more. This also goes for the 379-hp dual-motor engine found in the Wind, Land, and GT-Line trims. When fully equipped, they will likely cost more than $70,000.
As of late this year, Kia says the EV9 will be for sale in the U.S. The first cars will come from Korea. The plant for Kia will move to West Point, Georgia, next year.
The first version of this story came out on September 27, 2023.