These days, cars that pass the moose test are pretty much a non-event. The types of vehicles that were once known to roll over or roll around on two wheels during testing can now handle it with relative ease. Sure, there are times when pickups, SUVs, and crossovers get up on two wheels, but it’s not as often as it used to be.
On the contrary, modern crossovers can achieve surprisingly and shocking performance during the demanding maneuver. The newest to impress is Kia’s latest electric crossover, the EV6. It was recently tested by the automotive site, km77.com. If the name is unfamiliar to you, go to Youtube and type in that name. They are pretty much notorious for performing moose testing on just about every car, old and new.
Anyway, let’s go back to the EV6, and just say that it wasn’t overly challenged by the test. On the contrary, its input speed may correspond to some high performance machines. So how quickly did he get into the cones on his best attempt? What do you think of an input speed of 78 km / h (48.5 mph)? If you’re not impressed with that, here are a few cars he managed to overtake thanks to the tight and difficult maneuver.
The EV6 managed to tackle cones faster than the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, with the latter’s best entry speed attempt at 77 km / h (47.8 mph). It also beat its main rival, the Volkswagen ID.4, at 73 km / h (45.4 mph). Perhaps more shockingly, the EV6 performed the maneuver faster than the Mercedes-AMG A45 S (75 km / h or 46.6 mph) and the BMW M235i (68 km / h or 42.2 mph). Yes, tires are a factor here, but that doesn’t detract from the Kia’s emergency driving merits.
Overall, the Kia Electric wowed testers of km77.com. They noted that the handling was safe and predictable. The EV6’s steering has been described as precise, giving the driver more confidence in a sudden maneuver such as the moose test. So if you are considering any of these in the future, you can rest assured that this crossover can put you to safety without being completely barred.