Talking Cars (MP3)

Kia takes the three-row SUV EV Mainstream with its all-new EV9. We share our first impressions of the 2024 Kia EV9, how it handled around our test track, the third-row seats, controls, and if this newest kia is the best midsized SUV EV or not. And, our experts give advice on what to look for when buying tires to maximize vehicle MPG. We also explain IIHS' updated moderate overlap crash test, and why some vehicles get a poor rating.

 

More info on the 2024 Kia EV9 here: https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/hybrids-evs/2024-kia-ev9-review-a4079455654/?EXTKEY=YSOCIAL_YT

 

Ratings and test results on every car CR purchases and tests: https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/?EXTKEY=YSOCIAL_YT

 

 

SHOW NOTES

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00:00 - Introduction

00:15 - First Impressions: 2024 Kia EV9 ll

01:05 - What is the EV9?

02:17 - How it Drives

03:43 - The Third-Row Seats

05:09 - Power & Range

06:55 - Controls

10:21 - Fit and Finish

12:11 - Question #1: Do hybrid vehicles need specific tires to maintain its fuel efficiency?

14:59 - Question #2: Why some vehicles are getting a poor rating on the IIHS updated moderate overlap crash test

 

 

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First Drive: 2024 Kia EV9 Takes the Three-Row EV Mainstream

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/hybrids-evs/2024-kia-ev9-review-a4079455654/?EXTKEY=YSOCIAL_YT

 

2024 Kia EV9

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/kia/ev9/2024/overview/?EXTKEY=YSOCIAL_YT

 

Electric Vehicles That Can Go More Than 250 Miles on a Charge

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/hybrids-evs/electric-vehicles-that-can-go-more-than-250-miles-on-a-full-charge-a2189661367/?EXTKEY=YSOCIAL_YT

 

Hot, New Electric Cars That Are Coming Soon

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/hybrids-evs/hot-new-electric-cars-are-coming-soon-a1000197429/?EXTKEY=YSOCIAL_YT

 

Popular Midsized SUVs to Avoid and What to Buy Instead

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/suvs/popular-midsized-suvs-to-avoid-and-what-to-buy-instead-a7341748420/?EXTKEY=YSOCIAL_YT

 

 

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