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Comparing the 2024 Kia EV9 vs. Tesla Model X

The 2024 Tesla Model X has a new and worthy competitor: the all-new 2024 Kia EV9. The EV9 is a three-row SUV ready to elevate your lifestyle with all-electric power, sophisticated interior design, ample cargo space, and intuitive technologies. So, how does this compare to the popular Tesla Model X? Our team at Kia of East Hartford put together the following 2024 Kia EV9 vs. Tesla Model X comparison guide to help with your research. See our Kia EV9 review for more information.

Take a look at the Kia EV9 inventory to find your favorite trim, then schedule a test drive at our Kia dealership in East Hartford, CT. Have any questions? Give us a call at (860) 291-7000 or send us a message.

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2024 Kia EV9 vs. Tesla Model X Exterior Styling

The Tesla Model X has a round, oval-like profile, whereas the 2024 Kia EV9 has a more angular, boxy look. Sleek LED lighting illuminates the road ahead, whether you’re weathering the storm or taking a late night drive. You’ll also find that both models have heated, auto-dimming, and power-folding side view mirrors. Flush door handles are standard on both, but the Tesla Model X has gullwing doors that slide up and out, like a bird spreading its wings. While this is a unique characteristic of the Model X, it’s less practical in day-to-day life compared to the Kia EV9, which has traditional side-swinging doors.

Available Kia EV9 exterior features include:

  • 19-, 20-, or 21-in. wheel options
  • LED headlamps, daytime running lamps, and rear combination lamps
  • Heated, auto-dimming, power-folding, power-adjustable side view mirrors 
  • Body-colored, auto-retracting flush type door handles
  • Digital pattern lightning grille
  • Skid plates
  • Matte black or black high-gloss lower door garnish
  • Hidden rear wipers
  • Slim flush or raised roof rails
  • Single or dual sunroof
  • Smart power liftgate

2024 Kia EV9 vs. Tesla Model X Interior Features

Sophistication and state-of-the-art technology are the centerpoints of the 2024 Kia EV9 and Tesla Model X interiors. The Tesla Model X comes in a five-, six-, or seven-passenger configuration, whereas the Kia EV9 comes in a six- or seven-passenger configuration. Both models offer heated front- and second-row seats. The EV9 second-row seats can get a huge upgrade in the form of ventilated, eight-way power-adjustable lounge seats with relaxation mode, comfort headrest, and leg extension. Plus, they can swivel 180-degrees to face the passengers in the third row.

The Kia EV9 has a 12.3-inch infotainment display that connects with the 12.3-inch driver information display, whereas the Tesla Model X has a tilting 17-inch touchscreen display separate from its own 12.3-inch driver information display. However, one notable difference is that only the 2024 Kia EV9 offers wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, while the Tesla Model X uses its own infotainment interface.

Available interior features in both models include:

  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated front and second-row seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Bluetooth®
  • Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • 12.3-in. driver information display 
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control 
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Automatic garage door opener
  • Ambient lighting
2024 Kia EV9 seats

2024 Kia EV9

2024 Kia EV9 infotainment system

2024 Kia EV9

2024 Kia EV9 vs. Tesla Model X Range & Charge Time

When it comes to electric power, you can’t go wrong with the 2024 Kia EV9 or Tesla Model X. Both boast impressive MPGe and all-electric range times, helping to soothe range anxiety and boost your confidence on the road. The Tesla Model X only comes with all-wheel drive (AWD), whereas the Kia EV9 offers rear-wheel drive (RWD) or AWD, depending on the trim level.

When it comes to charging, the Kia EV9 has a bit of an edge on the Tesla Model X. Most existing Level 3 DC fast chargers have a 350 kilowatt (kW) output, allowing the Kia EV9 to quickly charge in just 20 minutes; the charge time for a Tesla Model X is longer because it has a capacity of 250 kW. See the accompanying chart for more information.

Model Kia EV9 Tesla Model X
EPA-Estimated All-Electric Range Up to 304 mi. Up to 348 mi.
Combined MPGe Up to 89 Up to 102
Level 2 Charge Time 6 hours and 45 minutes 7 hours
DC Fast Charge Time 20 minutes (350 kW) 30 minutes (250 kW)

2024 Kia EV9 vs. Tesla Model X Exterior Colors

2024 Kia EV9

  •  Pebble Gray
  •  Snow White Pearl
  •  Aurora Black Pearl
  •  Ivory Silver Gloss
  •  Panthera Metal
  •  Ice Green
  •  Ocean Blue Gloss
  •  Ivory Silver Matte
  •  Ocean Blue Matte

Tesla Model X

  •  Pearl White Multi-Coat
  •  Solid Black
  •  Stealth Grey
  •  Deep Blue Metallic
  •  Ultra Red
2024 Kia EV9 towing a boat

2024 Kia EV9

2024 Kia EV9 charging

2024 Kia EV9

2024 Kia EV9 vs. Tesla Model X Safety Features

Expect to find a myriad of standard safety features in the 2024 Kia EV9 and Tesla Model X. Both models offer numerous driver assistance technologies that utilize a series of sensors, radards, and cameras to detect objects and potential threats on the road. Available features on both models include remote smart parking assist and hands-free or autonomous driving.

Some Kia-specific safety features include:

  • Kia Drive Wise
    • High beam assist
    • Highway Driving Assist 2
    • Forward collision avoidance assist
    • Forward collision avoidance assist 2 with car, cyclist, and pedestrian detection 
    • Forward collision warning
    • Blind spot collision avoidance assist
    • Blind spot collision warning
    • Driver attention warning
    • Intelligent speed limit assist
    • Lane departure warning
    • Lane-keeping assist
    • Lane-following assist
    • Rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist
    • Rear cross-traffic collision warning
    • Smart cruise control with stop and go and machine learning
    • Park distance warning
    • Safe exit assist
  • Rearview camera or surround view monitor
  • Blind spot view monitor
  • Reverse parking collision avoidance assist
  • Head-up display

2024 Kia EV9 vs. Tesla Model X Price

The 2024 Kia EV9 has a starting MSRP of $54,900, and the Tesla Model X starts at $79,990 MSRP.