Hyundai Ioniq 6

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Review

Hyundai’s commitment to electric vehicles is exemplified by the Ioniq 6 sedan. This EV is a showcase of Hyundai’s sharp design and state-of-the-art technology, all offered at an appealing price point. While it shares components with the Ioniq 5 SUV, the Ioniq 6 distinguishes itself with a sleek and aerodynamic design.

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a cutting-edge electric sedan that combines style with performance. Offering a choice of two battery packs, including an impressive 360+ mile range option, it comes in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. The Ioniq 6 delivers rapid acceleration, fast charging, and a spacious, technology-rich interior, making it a standout in the EV world.

The Power and Performance

Hyundai Ioniq 6 Power and Performance

The Ioniq 6 is available in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive options, providing versatility to cater to diverse driving preferences. What sets it apart are the two battery choices, with the larger battery pack delivering an impressive EPA-estimated range of 361 miles, surpassing even the Tesla Model 3. While real-world results might vary slightly, the Ioniq 6 remains a strong performer, featuring fast charging capabilities and swift acceleration. Inside, it offers a spacious and comfortable interior.

SE Long Range Model: A Top Pick

Hyundai Ioniq 6 SE Long Range Model

The rear-wheel-drive SE Long Range single-motor configuration is our top recommendation as it boasts the longest range estimate in the lineup and more horsepower than the base Standard Range model. The SEL and Limited trim levels come exclusively with the larger battery pack, and there’s an option for a dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup.

Power and Performance Specs

The Ioniq 6’s powertrain is quite similar to that of the Ioniq 5 SUV. The base model generates 149 horsepower with a single electric motor powering the rear wheels. Single-motor variants equipped with the Long Range battery pack provide 225 horsepower. The more expensive dual-motor versions offer a robust 320 horsepower, providing all-wheel drive with both front and rear electric motors. We’ve tested the RWD Long Range model, reaching 60 mph in 6.2 seconds, and the AWD Long Range, which sprinted to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. The Ioniq 6 offers a smooth ride, a well-insulated and quiet cabin, and engaging handling due to its low center of gravity, making it a top choice in terms of performance.

Range, Charging, and Battery Life

Although we currently lack range ratings for the 2024 Ioniq 6, it’s expected to be consistent with the 2023 model. Last year, the EPA estimated an impressive maximum range of 361 miles. The RWD Long Range Ioniq 6 exceeded its EPA estimate in our 75-mph real-world highway range test, achieving 260 miles of range. The AWD model came closer to its EPA estimate in the real world, reaching 220 miles in our testing.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe

The EPA rates the rear-drive Ioniq 6 SE Long Range with an estimated 140 MPGe combined rating. For more detailed information about the Ioniq 6’s fuel economy, you can visit the EPA’s website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo Space

Hyundai Ioniq 6 Interior, Comfort, and Cargo Space

Hyundai has made comfort a priority in the Ioniq models, and the Ioniq 6 continues this trend. The cabin features a modern and minimalist design akin to the Ioniq 5, offering a spacious feel with its flat floor. With seating for five across two rows, it provides ample room for passengers. Hyundai has also ensured a quiet cabin, employing multiple layers of sound-deadening materials. While the trunk’s cargo capacity may not match that of a hatchback or crossover, the rear seats can be folded to expand the available space.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The Ioniq 6 offers both a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 12.3-inch infotainment screen. Its software aligns with other Hyundai models, featuring BlueLink for connectivity functions and compatibility with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The U.S. version of the Ioniq 6 is equipped with a range of driver-assistance technologies. For comprehensive information on the Ioniq 6’s crash-test results, you can visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Notable safety features include:

  • Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
  • Standard adaptive cruise control with a lane-centering feature

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Hyundai offers an impressive warranty package, standing out in the industry:

  • A limited warranty covering five years or 60,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty extending for ten years or 100,000 miles
  • Battery coverage for ten years or 100,000 miles
  • Complimentary maintenance provided for three years or 36,000 miles

Specifications (2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 SE Long Range)

  • Vehicle Type: Rear-motor, rear-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan
  • Price: Base/As Tested: $46,615/$46,825, with options for carpeted floor mats priced at $210.
  • Powertrain: The motor is a permanent-magnet synchronous AC with 225 hp and 258 lb-ft, powered by a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack of 77.4 kWh. It has an onboard charger of 10.9 kW and a peak DC fast-charge rate of 235 kW, all managed via a direct-drive transmission.
  • Chassis: The suspension is supported by struts in the front and a multilink system in the rear. Brakes feature 12.8-inch vented discs in the front and 12.8-inch discs in the rear, paired with Hankook Ventus S2 AS EV tires (225/55R-18 98W M+S).
  • Dimensions: The Ioniq 6 has a wheelbase of 116.1 inches, a length of 191.1 inches, a width of 74.0 inches, and a height of 58.9 inches. It offers passenger volume of 57/47 ft3 in the front and rear respectively, and the trunk provides 11 ft3 of cargo space. The curb weight is 4225 lb.
  • C/D Test Results: These include a 0 to 60 mph acceleration of 6.2 seconds, a quarter-mile run of 14.8 seconds at 95 mph, a 100 mph sprint in 16.5 seconds, and a 75-mph highway range of 260 miles.
  • C/D Fuel Economy and Charging: The observed fuel economy is 116 MPGe, and the vehicle offers an impressive EPA-estimated combined/city/highway MPGe of 140/153/127, with a range of 361 miles.

Advantages and Limitations of Hyundai Ioniq 6

Here are the Advantages and Limitations of the Hyundai Ioniq 6:

Hyundai Ioniq 6 Advantages

Hyundai Ioniq 6 Limitations

Impressive EPA range estimates Real-world range may not meet expectations
Attractive interior and exterior design Limited cargo capacity
Abundance of features for the price RWD model might not deliver exceptional speed

Conclusion

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 defies expectations for an affordable EV sedan, offering remarkable range and performance. Its compelling design makes it an even more appealing choice, combining style with efficiency.

Also, read the review about the 2024 BMW i4.

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