Comparative – Kia EV6 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E: the calm morning facing the star-spangled banner

The marketing of the Kia EV6 and Ford Mustang Mach E, our two one-day rivals, having been spaced only a few months apart, it is therefore impossible to say that one copied from the other, which would not have if not, they failed to arrive as there are so many points in common, from the size to the line, including the various technical data sheets and the prices, which promises a violent confrontation with a possible photo finish to decide between them.

Comparative – Kia EV6 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E: the calm morning facing the star-spangled banner

When selecting the technical sheets of the respective ranges of our opponents of the day, however, we had to make a choice. Not on the Korean side, which only exists in propulsion in a single version producing 229 horsepower powered by a 77.4 kWh battery, but rather on the American side, which has two models sending their power to the rear wheels: 269 hp and 76 kWh for the “Standard Range” and 294 hp and 99 kWh for the “Extended Range”. At first glance, logic would lead us to choose the first, but it was ultimately the second that we opted for, for several reasons.

Comparative – Kia EV6 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E: the calm morning facing the star-spangled banner
Comparative – Kia EV6 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E: the calm morning facing the star-spangled banner

Raised silhouette and plunging roofline, the Kia EV6 and Ford Mustang Mach E have a very similar profile.

The main one is that the small-battery Ford sees its maximum recharging power limited to 115 kW in direct current against 150 kW for its larger-capacity counterpart, which reduces the gap despite everything, which is still colossal compared to the 239 kW that can be collected. the Kia. In addition, the latter communicates on the useful capacity of its battery while the Mustang Mach E highlights the raw value, the 76 and 99 kWh announced being reduced to 68 and 88 kWh usable. Finally, the performances between the two versions of the Ford are extremely close despite the significant difference in power on paper, the difference in mass even allowing the “small” to be faster than the “big” by a tenth of second on the 0 to 100 km/h. However, favoring the American on the technical side is the worst in terms of finance since it is then more expensive than the Korean by almost €2,000, but it is, in our opinion, the fairest final poster for both parties.

Comparative – Kia EV6 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E: the calm morning facing the star-spangled banner
Comparative – Kia EV6 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E: the calm morning facing the star-spangled banner

Inside, the Ford gives in to the portrait format screen fad but both share a very similar floating center console between the front seats.

Practical aspects: differences of the order of a millimeter!

How the Kia EV6 and Ford Mustang Mach E are fraternal twins? Just see their respective interior dimensions that we have gathered in the table below. The differences are played out so much by millimeters with an advantage for one or the other depending on the measurement that it seems unfair not to put them on an equal footing in terms of interior space.

Internal dimensions (in mm)

Kia EV6 Ford Mustang Mach E
Front ceiling height 990 985
Rear headroom 965 970
Front leg length 1 078 1 057
Rear leg length 990 968
Front shoulder width 1 468 1 463
Rear shoulder width 1 413 1 417

Comparative – Kia EV6 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E: the calm morning facing the star-spangled banner
Comparative – Kia EV6 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E: the calm morning facing the star-spangled banner

The differences in places at the level of the knees, the head or the elbows are played out to the millimeter!

Can we count on the trunk volume to decide between them? Barely more: the Mustang Mach E has a trunk twice as large in the front but offers 80 liters less in the rear, forcing it to bow by only 30 liters when the two are added in a five configuration squares. Fold down the rear seat and it then wins in total with 70 liters more. It’s like attending a Roland Garros final!

Trunk volumes (in litres)

Kia EV6 Ford Mustang Mach E
Front trunk 52 100
Rear trunk in 5-seater configuration 480 402
Rear trunk in 2-seater configuration 1 300 1 400
Comparative – Kia EV6 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E: the calm morning facing the star-spangled banner
Comparative – Kia EV6 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E: the calm morning facing the star-spangled banner

The Kia EV6 offers a larger rear trunk, but the Ford Mustang comes close to compensating when you add the volume of its front trunk.

It is in the practical aspects that we also store the recharging powers and, if the two collect up to 11 kW in alternating current, the Kia does better in direct current, accepting up to 239 kW against 150 for the Ford. If we enter into the parameters the lower battery capacity of the Korean, this results in a lower waiting time of almost two hours for a full charge in AC, 7h20 compared to more than 9 hours, and almost divided by three for load from 10 to 80%, exercise carried out in 18 minutes for the EV6 against 45 for the Mach E.

Comparative – Kia EV6 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E: the calm morning facing the star-spangled banner
Comparative – Kia EV6 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E: the calm morning facing the star-spangled banner

With 239 kW peak in direct current, the Kia EV6 largely dominates in this area the Mach E which tops out at 150 kW.

Equipment: the Kia EV6 in force

No photo finish for the equipment part since the Kia EV6 largely dominates in this area knowing that the price difference of almost € 2,000 in its favor would make it possible to check the option of the advanced driving aids pack , including semi-autonomous driving and a 360° camera, without blowing the budget.

The Mach E highlights its gigantic 15.5-inch multimedia screen with a more attractive operating system and connected services offered for three more years, blind spot detection, the key integrated into the smartphone as well as the opening and electric closing of the doors but must bow when discovering in the list of standard equipment of its rival including the head-up display, the recognition of the panels, the electric folding mirrors, the opening of the hands-free trunk, the seats heated front and rear, ventilated and electrically adjustable front seats, 19-inch rims and Full LED matrix headlights. A real demonstration.

Comparative – Kia EV6 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E: the calm morning facing the star-spangled banner
Comparative – Kia EV6 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E: the calm morning facing the star-spangled banner

Budget: Korean advantage for rates and warranty

In terms of budget, Kia has long been a real scarecrow with its particularly tight prices. This is a little less true today with the increase in perceived quality, but the EV6, at €55,790 in the rear-wheel drive version and GT Line finish, still retains the advantage here in this area by appearing almost €2,000 cheaper than the Mustang Mach E billed at €57,750 with the big battery. It then converts the test with its excellent warranty of 7 years and 160,000 km against 2 years and unlimited mileage for the Ford.

The most attentive among you will have noticed: it is a Ford Mustang Mach E ER AWD which was used to illustrate the subject and not a rear-wheel drive version.

Reference-www.caradisiac.com

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