Electric SUV Comparisons and Reviews: VinFast’s VF 8 and VF 9
VinFast Introduces VF 8 and VF 9 Electric Vehicles: VF 8 is ideal for urban driving with a smaller size and lower price, while VF 9 offers a premium experience with more space and luxury features. Both models prioritize design, safety, and performance.
Los Angeles, US, 27th September 2023, ZEX PR WIRE, In the fast-evolving realm of electric vehicles, VinFast introduced two compelling options: the VF 8 and the VF 9. With our clear intention in design, both vehicles are set to satisfy the needs of different consumer groups: the VF 8 for families looking for a reliable and sustainable vehicle option; while the VF 9 offers a luxurious driving experience, making it an exciting choice for those seeking premiumness.
Design and Size
Both the VinFast VF 8 and VF 9 adhere to VinFast’s design philosophy, emphasizing sophistication and aerodynamic efficiency. While there are some distinctions, both models prioritize style and comfort. The VF 9 is a sophisticated 3-row SUV with seating for six or seven, making it well-suited for families or those who require more passenger capacity. It measures an impressive 201.4 inches in length, commanding a formidable presence on the road, and boasts a larger panoramic glass roof due to its increased size overall.
On the other hand, the VF 8 is a 2-row electric SUV, geared toward increased mobility and urban driving. While it may have a smaller passenger capacity, the VF 8 also offers a panoramic sunroof that allows a sense of spaciousness inside the vehicle, and its shorter body makes the EV perfect for city driving and sporty roads. Inside, both electric cars feature premium vegan leather upholstery and customizable ambient lighting, while the outside showcases design aesthetics by the renowned Italian design firm Pininfarina.
Both the VF 8 and VF 9 are equipped with all-wheel-drive electric powertrains. However, The VF 9 boasts two electric motors with a total output of 402 horsepower, allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 6.5 seconds. It comes with a substantial 123 kWh usable battery capacity, providing an EPA range of 330 miles for the ECO Trim.
In contrast, the VF 8 is no slouch in the performance department, delivering 402 horsepower in the V F8 Plus trim. While it has a smaller 87.7 kWh usable battery capacity, it still offers a commendable EPA range of 264 miles for the ECO Trim. With ranges competitive among electric vehicles, access to 93% of the charging station network, and quick charging speeds, both the VF 8 and VF 9 quell range anxieties for those considering the switch to electric.
Safety and Technology
Both VinFast models prioritize advanced safety features. Every vehicle comes equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and other cutting-edge safety technologies to ensure the well-being of both drivers and passengers. These features include Highway Assist, Adaptive Cruise Assist, Smart Parking Assist, Auto Emergency Brake for quick response in critical situations, a head-up display to keep drivers’ attention on the road, and a driver monitoring system that ensures constant vigilance. To further bolster occupant protection, both VinFast models are equipped with an impressive 11 airbags, nearly double the industry standard. In the event of an accident, the ADAS can also swiftly alert emergency services, thanks to Auto E-call and the Emergency SOS button.
Oftentimes, the cost of an electric car can be a deciding factor as many want to understand how much they’ll truly save when driving one. The VF 8 starts at a more accessible price point, with the VF 8 ECO priced at $46,000 and the VF 8 PLUS at $51,800. In contrast, the VF 9 is positioned in a more premium price bracket, with the ECO model starting at $83,000 and the VF 9 PLUS at $93,000. It’s important to note that both models feature complementary Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), for which other brands will charge significantly.
The VinFast VF 8 and VF 9 both offer compelling electric vehicle options, embodying an unwavering commitment to excellence in design, performance, safety, and comfort. However, ultimately, these two models cater to distinct consumer preferences and driving needs, with the VF 8 excelling in spaciousness and reliability, ideal for large families, urban drivers, and those looking to make the leap to the benefits of an electric car, while the VF 9 offers a premium, sophisticated experience tailored for families and drivers seeking luxury.