• The 2024 Kia EV9 is based on Hyundai's Electric Global Modular Platform and offers rear-wheel and all-wheel drive options, ensuring excellent driving stability.
  • The EV9 features a futuristic exterior design with a triangular shape, LED projection headlights, and sleek Star Map taillights.
  • With its impressive range of up to 310 miles, ultra-fast charging capability, and dual-motor AWD option with nearly 400 horsepower, the EV9 is a standout in the three-row electric SUV market.

The automotive industry is slowly transitioning from gas-powered vehicles towards fully-electrified vehicles (EV)- it is now an unavoidable reality. With the electric vehicle revolution already here, Kia is taking flight into this new futuristic era with a new lineup of electric vehicles. This lineup includes 14 electric vehicles, with the Kia Niro EV and the Kia EV6 already being released. For the 2024 calendar year, Kia is releasing its most advanced electric vehicle to date - the 2024 Kia EV9.

Unveiled in 2021 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the EV9 is expected to be a breakthrough EV for Kia that should position it higher in the electric vehicle scenario. For the 2024 model year, the KIA EV9 offers an impressive all-electric range, great driving dynamics, and cutting-edge technology, further authenticating its tag as one of the best large electric SUVs. Confronting against the likes of the Rivian R1S, the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV, the Tesla Model Y, and the Tesla Model X, here are 10 things you should know about the upcoming 2024 Kia EV9.

Related: 15 Best Large Electric SUVs, Ranked

The Kia EV9 Is Based On The E-GMPA Platform

Hyundai's (the parent company of Kia) signature Electric Global Modular Platform, E-GMPA, is the premier electromechanical feature incorporated within the all-new Kia EV9. The Electric Global Modular Platform is the top-of-the-line underbody architecture developed by Hyundai specifically for electric vehicles. The Kia EV9 is only the second Kia vehicle, after the EV6 to use this underpinning structure. This underbody is also used by the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 7, with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Genesis GV60 currently using it.

It consists of a chassis that includes the battery, motor, and power electric system. The EV9 offers rear-wheel (as standard with rear motor) and all-wheel drive (optional with front and rear motors) variants. It will also offer outstanding driving stability due to the low center of gravity of its construction. The SUV also arrives with maximized safety for its passengers due to its ultra-high-strength steel frame.

The EV9's Exterior Is Futuristic And Practical

One of the top features of the 2024 Kia EV9 is its stunning and exclusive exterior. The exterior showcases a futuristic appearance with an eye-catching presence and a triangular shape, combined with modern and innovative features. The front view looks outright futuristic due to the Digital Tiger Face with the Kia logo and the LED projection headlights.

2024 Kia EV9 Exterior Dimensions


122.0 inches


197.2 inches


77.9 inches


68.9 inches

Min. Ground Clearance

7.0 inches

Approach Angle


Departure Angle


The current Kia Sorento and Niro models feature the same lighting. From the side, the SUV exhibits a masculine look with sufficient ground clearance and the 19-inches alloy wheels. The sleek Star Map taillights enhance the rearview profile.

Based on the trim level, the EV9 is available in eight exterior colors to select from:

  • Snow White Pearl
  • Panthera Metal
  • Aurora Black Pearl
  • Flare Red
  • Pebble Gray
  • Ivory Silver
  • Ocean Blue
  • Iceberg Green

Related: Here's Why The 2024 Kia EV9 Will Be A Gamechanger

An Impressive 300+ Mile Range With The Extended Battery Pack

The upcoming 2024 Kia EV9 is offered with two li-ion battery options: 76.1 kWh and 99.8 kWh capacity. The rear-wheel-drive (RWD) Light trim of the EV9 features the 76.1 kWh-rated batter, while the RWD Light Long Range trim uses the 99.8 kWh one. All the other AWD variants employ the 99.8 kWh-rated battery.

2024 Kia EV9: Battery Specifications


Battery Capacity

EPA-Estimated Range

2024 Kia EV9 RWD Light

76.1 kWh

223 miles

2024 Kia EV9 RWD Light Long Range

99.8 kWh

300 miles

2024 Kia EV9 AWD Wind

99.8 kWh

270 miles

2024 Kia EV9 AWD Land

99.8 kWh

253 miles

2024 Kia EV9 AWD GT-Line Edition

99.8 kWh

243 miles

The EV9 can offer an all-electric range of up to 310 miles on a single charge. And the RWD Light trim with the standard battery pack covers 220+ miles on average, while the AWD versions with the extended battery pack offer an average of 250+ miles. The RWD Light Long Range edition using the extended-range battery gives the highest EPA-estimated range of 300 miles among the trims.

Up To 230 kWh Fast Charging Capability

The EVP9 is the first Kia EV to use fourth-generation battery technology enabling it with improved energy density. With the E-GMP architecture, the Kia EV9 uses an 800V DC fast-charging compatibility with impressive charging speeds. The EV9 can charge from 10 to 80 percent in under 25 minutes using a 230-kWh Level 3 charger. Courtesy of its 800V electrical architecture, it can add 148 miles of electric range in about 15 minutes of charging. It also features Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) compatibility, allowing charging other appliances up to 3.68kW.

Related: 10 Best Electric SUVs For Families

The Dual-Motor AWD EV9 Will Make Nearly 400 Horses

Using an AC interior permanent magnet synchronous motor, the EV9 will be available in three powertrain options to select from:

  • RWD with standard battery
  • RWD with extended-range battery
  • AWD with the extended battery pack.

For the RWD versions, the primary motor outputs a power ranging between 201-215 hp and a 258 pound-feet torque.

2024 Kia EV9: Performance Specifications



Light Long Range










Electric Motor






Maximum Power Output

215 hp

201 hp

379 hp

379 hp

379 hp

Maximum Torque Output

258 lb-ft

258 lb-ft

443 lb-ft

443 lb-ft

516 lb-ft

Maximum Towing Capacity

2,000 pounds

2,000 pounds

5,000 pounds

5,000 pounds

5,000 pounds

Acceleration, 0-60 MPH

7.7 seconds

8.8 seconds

5.7 seconds

5.7 seconds

5 seconds

Top Speed

118 MPH

115 MPH

124 MPH

124 MPH

124 MPH

With the dual motor setup, the AWD models generate 379 hp of power with a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. The top-tier GT-Line edition has highest-spec performance with an acceleration of 0-60 MPH in under 5 seconds.

Futuristic Interior With Impressive Tech Features

Kia's EV9 accommodates a modern, vibrant interior with intensive attention to detail. This starts right at the cockpit with a spacious front cabin, holding the tech-loaded minimalist dashboard. The high-tech features in its interior include:

  • Standard dual 12.3-inch screen
  • Five-inch HVAC screen
  • LED-illuminated steering wheel
  • Full display mirror
  • 708-Watt Meridian Premium Audio System with 14 speakers
  • Ambient Lighting

2024 Kia EV9 Interior Dimensions





41.2 inches

39.8 inches

39.5 inches

Legroom (w/ Captain's chairs)

41.4 inches

42.8 inches

32 inches

Shoulder Room

61.6 inches

60 inches

55 inches

Hip Room

59.4 inches

57.9 inches

41.9 inches

In the EV9's interior, Kia has used recycled plastic, natural wool yarns, plant-based extracts, and other green materials to make it more eco-friendly. And depending on the trim, the interior is available in Gray/Black and Brown/Black color combinations with extra in-depth customizations.

Kia EV9 Cargo Capacity

Behind first-row

81.7 cubic feet

Behind second-row

43.5 cubic feet

Behind third-row

20.2 cubic feet

Frunk Capacity

3.2 cubic feet

Related: Why The Kia EV9 Is Leagues Ahead Of Every Other Three-row Electric SUV

Advanced Driver-Assistance Features Come As Standard

As standard, the Kia EV9 offers the latest Advanced Driving Safety Suite and the Kia Drive Wise active driver assistance suite. Here's what the Advanced Driving Safety Suite includes:

  • Advanced Highway Driving Assist (AHDA)
  • Lane Following Assist 2 (LFA-2)
  • Standard Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA-2)
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA-2)
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)

And, here's what the Drive Wise Active Driver Assistance Suite includes:

  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA-2)
  • Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
  • Safe Exit Warning (SEW)
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC)

The EV9 also arrives standard with the available Rear-View Monitor, Surround-View Monitor, and 10 airbags.

Available In Five Trims

The all-new EV9 presents a range of different trims that offer a suite of additional configurations. The SUV offers five different trim levels in the 2024 model year, with all of them being available in different packages for specific prices. These five different trims include:

  • Light
  • Light Long Range
  • Wind
  • Land
  • GT-Line

While Kia hasn't released the official prices of these trims, the standard RWD base model is expected to have a starting price tag of around $56,000. The long-range version is expected to be priced at around $63,000 with the AWD models estimated at $68,000.

Related: 10 Reasons Why The Kia EV9 Is The Best Three-row Electric SUV

Level 3 Autonomous Driving In Future EV9 GT-Line Trims

The upcoming EV9 is the first Kia vehicle to use Hyundai's Level 3 autonomous driving capability-the Highway Driving Pilot (HDP). Kia claims that this system fulfills the requirements for delivering the Level 3 autonomous driving in certain regions of the world. This highly advanced system uses 15 sensors, including two LIDARs, and a 360-degree camera to provide real-time driving assistance. With this L3 autonomous driving, the EV9 will surpass the Tesla Model X's Level 2 autonomous driving capability. However, this feature will only be available in the future GT-Line editions only, as confirmed by Kia; the Genesis G90 will also use the HPD system.

Expect It To Be One Of The Cheapest Three-row Electric SUVs

At present, only few electric SUVs are available on the North American market with three-row seating. These SUVs include the likes of the Rivian R1S, Mercedes EQS, Tesla Model X, and Model Y. Among these SUVs, only the Model Y starts with a base price of less than $75,000. Compared to them, the 2024 Kia EV9 could actually be the only three-row electric SUV with a sensible price tag. But, this could last only till VinFast's VF9 and the VW ID.Buzz is released, both of which will be cheaper than the EV9.

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