2024 Kia EV9 First Look: Three-Row Electrical SUV Inside And Out

Inside, regardless of first appearances, there’s room for adults throughout all three rows — a minimum of, some adults, anyway. Setting the second-row captain’s chairs (which make the EV9 a six-seater, although seven-seat configurations will probably be obtainable) to make sure a cushty 5-inches or so of legroom for my 5’8 top, there was nonetheless adequate house for my knees within the third-row seat behind. Nonetheless, I believe the rearmost seats would be the least in style usually, given how the entrance two rows energy modify together with reclining, and boast pop-out leg rests together with heating and cooling.

Kia’s consideration to element persists and stays charmingly sensible. Buttons on the seat sides, for instance, modify place even in the event you’re within the row behind, together with USB-C ports built-in into the seats so that they are accessible throughout rows. The EV9’s flat ground has led to some crafty storage, too, like a pull-out cubby — that doubles as a rubber-topped tray — for second-row passengers. Storage usually appears ample, and although the entrance trunk, or frunk, is not on a par with what an F-150 Lightning hides underneath its hood, it is nonetheless a bigger field than many EVs provide.

On the rear, there’s the same old resolution between cargo house and three rows. With all three up, you get 20.2 cu-ft of house: not unhealthy, and a detachable ground helps separate necessities just like the journey charger out of your luggage. Drop the second and third rows, and it expands to 81.9 cu-ft. A 120V outlet within the trunk helps TVs and different campsite niceties.

Kia’s dashboard feels acquainted, although is a bit more streamlined than in a number of the automaker’s different latest fashions. Recycled plastics and materials are used for elements of the dashboard, seats, and carpets; the seats themselves are trimmed in non-leather polyurethane.