How Much Does a Fully Loaded 2024 Kia EV9 Cost?
The 2024 Kia EV9 stands out as the first fully electric three-row midsize SUV from a mainstream automaker in America. This exciting new family-friendly crossover will further the South Korean brand’s presence in the EV market. The EV9 boasts bold styling, seating for up to seven adults, and impressive powertrain specs. So, how much should shoppers expect to pay for the various trims, from the base model to a fully loaded 2024 Kia EV9?
2024 Kia EV9 prices range from $54,900 to $73,900
The 2024 Kia EV9 offers five trims, listed from lowest to highest starting MSRP:
- Light RWD, $54,900
- Light Long Range RWD, $59,200
- Wind AWD, $63,900
- Land AWD, $69,900
- GT-Line AWD, $73,900
Light RWD: The Light RWD is the base model. Its single electric motor driving the rear wheels makes 215 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The EPA-estimated range for the Light RWD with 19-inch wheels is 230 miles. Kia claims its 76.1-kWh battery can charge from 10% to 80% in just 20 minutes at 350kW.
Notable standard features in the EV9 include seven-passenger seating with a second-row bench, dual 12.3-inch displays, heated front seats, wireless charging, synthetic leather upholstery, and a power liftgate. Additionally, the EV9 has ample driver’s aids as standard equipment.
Light Long Range RWD: The Light Long Range RWD includes a larger 99.8-kWh battery, though horsepower drops to 201 hp. This trim can go an EPA-estimated 304 miles, the most among EV9 models. Seating capacity drops to six passengers with second-row captain’s chairs.
Wind AWD: The midrange Wind AWD features dual-electric motors and all-wheel drive. It delivers 379 hp and a driving range of up to 280 miles. This trim has a second-row bench for seven-passenger seating. Upgrades include more upscale synthetic leather upholstery, dual sunroofs, and a heated steering wheel. Ground clearance increases to 7.8 inches with standard 19-inch wheels, and 20-inch wheels are available for an upcharge.
Land AWD: Next is the Land AWD. It features the same dual-motor powertrain as the Wind but swaps the second-row bench for the captain’s chairs. This model also boasts quilted upholstery, a second-row console, ambient interior lighting, and an upgraded memory driver’s seat with a power leg rest and “Relaxation Mode.” Also, expect a 14-speaker Meridian sound system and additional driver’s aids.
GT-Line AWD: Finally, the range-topping GT-Line AWD increases the torque of the dual-motor setup to 516 lb-ft, which Kia claims can launch the EV9 from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. The GT-Line also has the highest towing capacity of the lineup — 5,000 pounds — and features a self-leveling rear suspension. Additional upgrades include exclusive GT-Line design elements like a revised front fascia, 21-inch wheels, a head-up display, and convenience features such as Remote Smart Parking Assist.
How much is a fully loaded 2024 Kia EV9 electric SUV?
The EV9 GT-Line starts at $73,900, and because it’s the range-topping model, it already includes most available features and amenities. Nine exterior paint colors are offered, and buyers can choose from light gray/black, dark gray/navy, or black/brown upholstery. Notably, some exterior colors limit the availability of upholstery choices, though all feature synthetic leather.
For preorders, there is only one available optional package for the EV9 GT-Line. The Relaxation Seat Package includes climate-controlled, power-adjustable second-row lounge-style chairs with leg rests and “wing-out” headrests. Kia has not yet released pricing for the Relaxation Seat Package, but online forums suggest it could cost $2,000. Interested shoppers must pay a $750 reservation fee and contact a dealer for pricing.
With a $1,495 destination fee, the price of a fully loaded 2024 Kia EV9 GT-Line hovers around $75,400. Adding the Relaxation Seat Package could bump the total to over $77,000.
Which EV9 trim is the best value?
The best overall value appears to lie with the Kia EV9’s midrange trim. The Wind AWD features standard all-wheel drive with significantly more power and torque — 178 hp and 185 lb-ft more than the standard model — while delivering 50 more miles of range than the base model and 24 fewer miles than the Light Long Range.
Furthermore, the Wind’s seven-seat capacity adds capability over the Light Long Range and the two upper-tier trims. Additionally, the Wind adds creature comforts like dual sunroofs, a heated steering wheel, and the convenience of greater ground clearance and a heat pump.
Its $63,900 base MSRP brings more capability, practicality, and features for the $4,700 premium it commands over the Light Long Range and is priced at $6,000 under the Land. So, the midrange Wind AWD should satisfy most customers.