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The SUV that can finally top the Kia Telluride is another Kia. Seriously, the Kia EV9 could be the next massive game changer in the market and it’s already providing electrifying results. The 2024 Kia EV9 is starting to win significant awards. 

When will the 2024 Kia EV9 be available? 

The 2024 Kia EV9 become available at the end of 2023, so it’s available now. Production has officially started in the factory down in Georgia. This is great news for those who are ready to go electric with one of the best three-row EVs available. 

For example, the Kia EV9 just won the  2024 Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year (WWCOTY) award. This vehicle was judged by 75 journalists from 52 countries against the competition. 

Each vehicle is judged based on its safety, quality, performance, value, design, and environmental impact. 

The judges were impressed by its spacious interior, cutting-edge technology, bidirectional charging feature, ultra-fast 800v charging system, and price. 

The 2024 Kia EV9 has an MSRP of $54,000. The 2024 Rivian R1S starts at $84,000, so that’s only a $30,000 difference. Also, EV9 models built in Georgia qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit. 

You can travel up to 304 miles on a single charge with the long-range model. But the standard RWD EV9 only has about 230 miles of range. 

With a DC fast charger, you can replenish the range from roughly 10 to 80% in under 25 minutes. It charged in about seven hours with a level II or 240-volt charger. 

The 2024 Kia EV9 interior and dash
2024 Kia EV9 interior | Kia

Also, the EV9 can tow up to 5,000 lbs and the GT can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 4.6 seconds. It has a heat pump to protect its range in cold climates. 

It stands out for offering premium comfort for up to seven passengers. The first and second rows have lounge-like seating with 42.8 inches of legroom in the second row. You can also walk to the third row. 

Access up to 20.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, 23.5 cubes behind the second row, and up to 81.7 cubes total. 

The digital cockpit offers 30 inches of screens with vehicle information, entertainment, and multiple camera views. The 12-inch head-up display provides navigation and there’s a remote park feature. 

Plus, it comes standard with power adjustable seats, heated/ventilated front seats, synthetic leather upholstery, remote start, and a hands-free power liftgate. 

Other awards include the North American Vehicle of the Year, World Performance Car of the Year, Best of the Year by MotorWeek, Best Premium Electric Car, Family Car of the Year, and Best 3-Row Electric Vehicle.