Kia EV6 GT vs Tesla Model 3: Who Will Win?

Korean EV’s Weight Does Not Deter Performance vs US Model
Can KIA Dethrone Tesla? EV6 GT vs Tesla Model 3 vs Corvette | Drag Race, Roll Race, Brake Test!

We were incredibly awestruck by the 2023 Kia EV6 GT at the time of our initial test drive last year, and we are far from the only ones.

The EV6 GT is quite certainly Kia’s strongest and swiftest production vehicle ever made. Equipped with a dual-motor system providing 576hp and 545lb-ft of torque, this model can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 3.4 seconds, and its top speed is 161mph.

It’s not unexpected that one would compare the speedy Kia EV6 GT with other high-end EVs, where Teslas are habitually held to a standard. In this particular drag race video, courtesy of The Fast Lane Car, the EV6 is matched up with the Tesla Model 3 Performance.

The Model 3 and the EV6 GT may be advertised as a sedan and a crossover respectively, yet the dissimilarity in terms of height between them is hardly significant, while their internal dimensions are remarkably similar. Notably, the Tesla boasts an expansively larger trunk than the Kia, thus making this a practical comparison.

Concerning performance, the Tesla definitely appears to have a slight edge — at least on paper. With its dual-motor powertrain, the Model 3 Performance is estimated to yield just over 500 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque, with 0-60 coming in a mere 3.1 seconds, and top speed reaching 162 mph. Tesla unfortunately does not publish details of the cars’ max power output.

Weight has a major influence on the outcome of a drag race, making these two cars anything but equal. The Tesla weighs in at 4,072 pounds (1,847 kilograms) while the Kia brings quite a bit more, checking in at an impressive 4,795 lbs (2,174 kg).

Examining solely these figures, the Model 3 Performance ought to be easily victorious over the EV6 GT; yet in reality, it’s not quite that uncomplicated. With a standing start, the Tesla is approximately three vehicles lengths ahead at the end of the quarter-mile; then, though, the Kia commences to reel it in on succeeding runs.

Watch the video to examine whether EV from Korea managed to beat its American equivalent in a roll race from 30 mph and two distinct braking tests: one classic, the other employing only regenerative braking. Grammar fix – Watch the video to examine if the Korean EV had the capability to outrun its US counterpart in a roll race at 30 mph and two differing braking tests; a traditional one and the other using only regenerative braking.

Source: The Fast Lane Car (YouTube)

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