2024 Kia EV9 Three Row Electric Crossover To Start at $54,900 USD

Kevin Williams
by Kevin Williams

Kia’s three-row EV crossover is shockingly priced.

The Kia EV9 is impressive, but there have been lots of lingering questions since the car was unveiled – how did the brand plan on pricing the vehicle? Would it be angled toward the premium segment? Or, would they take aim at mainstream, gas-powered offerings? It looks like Kia’s splitting the middle. The 2024 Kia EV9 will start at $54,900, not including the not-yet-announced destination fees.

The base $54,900 is for the base Light RWD (single motor) trim, which comes with a 215 horsepower motor fed by a 76.1-kWh battery pack. The official EPA range hasn’t been verified yet, but Kia expects this combination to return 223 miles of range.

The base EV9 won’t be all that quick, or go all that far, but the $54,900 price seems right on the money for EV shoppers in search of a three-row vehicle. Technically, the Mercedes-Benz EQB is cheaper, but its third row is a comparative joke; the EV9 is roughly the same size as the Kia Telluride, and the EQB is a compact crossover. The Tesla Model X and Rivian R1S are much more expensive than the Kia. The only real competitor to the EV9 would likely be the VinFast VF9, but we don’t have high hopes for that model.

Kia hasn’t released any pricing for the other variants yet, nor has it released pricing for Canada. We expect the EV9 to crest the $75,000 USD mark, but that might not sound as bad as one may think, especially for Americans. Initially, the EV9 will be imported from Korea, but Kia plans to move production to its West Point, Georgia plant. This means it will likely qualify for tax incentives under the Inflation Reduction Act, potentially cutting up to $7,500 from the vehicle’s price.

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Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams

Kevin has been obsessed with cars ever since he could talk. He even learned to read partially by learning and reading the makes and models on the back of cars, only fueling his obsession. Today, he is an automotive journalist and member of the Automotive Press Association. He is well-versed in electrification, hybrid cars, and vehicle maintenance.

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