Will the Kia EV6 have more safety features than the Ford Mach-E?

Which is safer, the Ford Mustang Mach-E or the Kia EV6? It’s hard to answer that because the Mustang Mach-E is currently being tested by Consumer Reports. Additionally, the Kia EV6 isn’t out yet, and therefore hasn’t been tested, either. If you’re looking ahead to purchasing an EV, which do you buy? Let’s look at whether there are more safety features in the Mach-E or the EV6 to help you decide.

A yellow 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E races through a city.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Ford

Comparing the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E and what we know about the Kia EV6 leaves us to think they are similar in many ways. The range on the Mach-E can be anywhere from 210 to 300 hp, while the Kia EV6 is expected to be around 300. 

The Mustang Mach-E has horsepower ranging from    The Kia EV6, can get up to 576 hp if you purchase the EV6 GT, which is also expected to reach 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds. 

Which has more safety features, the Mach-E or the EV6?

An aerial shot of a silver 2022 Kia EV6 in a parking lot.
2021 Kia EV6 | Kia

Surprisingly, they’re about the same. Consumer Reports recommends that car shoppers look for advanced safety systems that come standard with, or available with, new cars. The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is on the list of vehicles that come standard with all of them. Comparing the Kia EV6 to the Mustang Mach-E, it comes with almost the same safety features. 

Almost. 

Both are loaded with advanced safety systems recommended by Consumer Reports. They each have forward collision warning, which alerts the driver in the event that there’s something in the vehicle’s path.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Kia EV6 both come with automatic emergency braking for the city, though the Mach-E is the only one with highway automatic emergency braking. Advantage = Ford Mustang Mach-E. 

Pedestrian Detection comes standard in both the Mustang Mach-E and the Kia EV6

The front of a white 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Ford

Pedestrian detection can detect pedestrians, and sometimes cyclists that are in (or about to be in) the path of the vehicle. 

Both the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E and the 2022 Kia EV6 come standard with lane departure warning and lane keeping assist, as well as blind spot warning. Blind spot warning alerts the driver if a car is moving into their blind spot.

They both have rear cameras and safety features

An ecru 2022 Kia EV6 races down the highway.
2022 Kia EV6 | Kia

Every new car has to come with a backup camera, but both the Mustang Mach-E and the EV6 also have rear cross traffic warning as well. 

Both vehicles also come with anti lock brakes, as well as traction and stability control. They both also have standard daytime running lights. The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is slightly better in the airbag department

While both the Mach-E and the EV6 have standard front side airbags, only the Mach-E comes with rear side airbags as well. They do both offer head protection. 

So which has more safety features, the Mach-E or the EV6?

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E has a hair more safety features than the 2022 Kia EV6. It’s the highway emergency braking system and the rear side airbags that give the Mustang Mach-E a slight edge. Once safety tests and crash ratings come in for both vehicles, it will be easier to determine which is the safer vehicle. For now, the Mustang Mach-E is slightly more prepared for an accident. 

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