Mustang Mach-E Races Kia EV6, VW ID.4 GTX In Electric Crossover Battle

Buyers have more choices than ever when it comes to electric vehicles. Mainstream automakers like Ford, Kia, and Volkswagen offer the Mach-E, EV6, and ID.4, respectively. A new Carwow drag video races against the trees to determine which car is the fastest through the quarter mile, pitting the Mach-E and mid-range EV6 against the top-tier ID.4 GTX.

The Mach-E’s dual motor setup delivers 350 horsepower (260 kilowatts) and 427 pound-feet (580 Newton-meters) of torque to all four wheels. It weighs 4,845 pounds (2,198 kilograms). The Volkswagen ID.4 GTX produces less power, producing 300 hp (223 kW) and 346 lb-ft (470 Nm) of torque. It also has all-wheel drive, but is heavier than the Mach-E at 4,903 lbs (2,224 kg). The all-wheel-drive Kia EV6 produces 325 hp (242 kW) and 446 lb-ft (605 Nm) of torque. It’s the lightest at 4,607 lbs (2,090 kg).

The trio competed in two standing-start drag races. The first saw all three balanced, but their performance differences became more pronounced throughout the race, with Kia moving away from the Mustang, and the Mustang moving away from the Volkswagen. The second race was not much different, the cars finished in the same order.

The Kia was the fastest of the three through the quarter mile, finishing in 13.6 seconds. The Mustang was right behind him, finishing second in 13.9 seconds. Volkswagen took third, taking 14.3 seconds to finish the race.

Results were unchanged for the two rolling races, with Kia dominating and Volkswagen trailing. However, VW did not finish far behind in the second fight. The Kia also won both brake tests, stopping faster than the other two. Carwow also tested the car’s regenerative braking system to determine the strongest setting, and Kia won again.

Both Kia and Ford offer more powerful models, but their mid-range options make them perfect ID.4 competitors. Volkswagen may not be the fastest, but speed and performance aren’t the biggest market priorities, though the automaker has no trouble producing a fast electric crossover.

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