Compared: 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E vs. 2023 Kia EV6

Ford offers plenty of options for its EV, but the Kia EV6 is a compelling competitor.

Split-screen image of a 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT in Grabber Blue Metallic above a red 2023 Kia EV6 GT driftingFord | Kia


The road to emissions-free motoring is full of family-friendly, long-range electric vehicles, but picking one might be a challenge, even if you've narrowed your choices down to the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E and the 2023 Kia EV6. The Mach-E has a wide range of trims and can fit into many different budgets. The same goes for the EV6 — an attractive Mach-E alternative that supports more robust DC fast charging and has more power in its performance trim.

2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT in Grabber Blue Metallic, rearFord

The Kia EV6 Is Priced a Little Higher Than the Mach-E

The 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E is the slightly more affordable choice, with the entry-level Select rear-wheel-drive (RWD) version starting at around $42,000, while the base 2023 Kia EV6 Light RWD with a 58.0-kWh battery pack starts at $44,000.

The entry-level Mustang Mach-E Select is only available with the standard-range 70.0-kWh battery. Shoppers after more range will want the extended-range 91.0-kWh version starting at $48,000. The performance-oriented, Mustang Mach-E GT making 480 horsepower starts at $54,000, while the GT Performance Edition package with more torque, grippier tires, and a MagneRide suspension system is an extra $5,000.

Moving up to the 77.4-kWh Kia EV6 Wind RWD will cost you about $50,000, and adding all-wheel-drive (AWD) brings the price to roughly $54,000. The sporty and more powerful EV6 GT rings in at $63,000.

2023 Kia EV6 GT in red, rearKia

The Kia Can Pack More Punch Than the Ford

The Mustang Mach-E delivers 266 horsepower in base RWD form, while the extended range version features 290 horsepower. Extended-range models with AWD have 346 horsepower, while the Mach-E GT has 480 horsepower.

In terms of equipment, the highlight of the base Mustang Mach-E is its 15.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system. All other models come with standard heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a panoramic moonroof, and the impressive hands-free Ford BlueCruise driver-assistance system.

A person sitting behind the wheel of a 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E PremiumFord

The RWD versions of the Kia EV6 feature just 225 horsepower, while AWD models pack a hearty 320 horsepower. The EV6 GT is a speed demon, with an eye-watering 576 horsepower, nearly 100 horsepower more than the Mustang Mach-E GT. The EV6 includes plenty of standard features; even the base Wind model includes heated and ventilated front seats, along with a pair of 12.3-inch screens.

2023 Kia EV6 interior with tan upholsteryKia

Mach-E Wins on Range, While the EV6 Wins on Charging Speed

The standard battery version of the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E is good for 247 miles of range when equipped with RWD and 224 miles when paired with AWD. The extended-range models get up to 312 miles. The Mach-E GT is capable of 270 miles, while the GT Performance Pack is rated for 260 miles. The Mustang Mach-E also supports DC fast charging up to 150 kW.

The Kia EV6 Wind RWD features 310 miles of range, while the AWD model offers 282 miles. The GT-Line RWD is also rated for 310 miles, but the GT-Line AWD sees its range drop to 252 miles. The performance-oriented EV6 GT sees its range drop even further to 206 miles. In comparison with the Mustang Mach-E, the Kia can support much more powerful DC fast charging, up to 240 kW.

All vehicle pricing includes MSRP plus destination charges (set at the time of publication), and will be rounded to the nearest thousand.

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Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad is an award-winning automotive journalist who has contributed to several automotive, electric vehicle, luxury lifestyle, and technology publications. His work isn't just limited to the written word, as he's also hosted YouTube videos and podcasts. Having grown up in the '90s, he has a strong sense of attachment to that era's style, though he also loves to geek out about the modern, futuristic tech and powertrains rolling out today.