Hyundai Ioniq 6 review 2023

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a very impressive electric car with a unique look and excellent technology

  • 1Verdict – currently reading
  • 2Electric motor, drive and performance
  • 3Range, charging and running costs
  • 4Interior, design and technology
  • 5Practicality, comfort and boot space
  • 6Reliability and safety

  • 4.5 out of 5

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  • Dubbed the “electrified streamliner” by Hyundai, the Ioniq 6 draws heavily from the Hyundai Prophecy concept car we fell in love with in 2020. The saloon also takes some of the Ioniq 5’s design cues, such as the square pixel lights and chiselled body lines, and applies them to a much more dramatic silhouette. The result is an incredibly low drag coefficient of just 0.21Cd, and looks that will turn more heads than some supercars.

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    The Ioniq 6 uses the same Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) that underpins the Ioniq 5, along with other models such as the Kia EV6 and EV9, and the Genesis GV60. One benefit of the platform is an 800V charging system that allows the Ioniq 6 to charge at up to 220kW, meaning a 10 to 80 per cent top-up from a suitable rapid charger takes just 18 minutes.

    Every Ioniq 6 is powered by a 77.4kWh battery that provides a range of up to 338 miles, depending on the model, with buyers given the choice of rear-wheel drive (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). The former uses a single 225bhp electric motor, while the latter has 321bhp on tap but a slightly reduced maximum range.

    There are now just two trim levels for buyers to choose from: Premium and Ultimate. All models are very well equipped, with standard kit including 20-inch alloy wheels, two 12.3-inch displays, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, LED headlights and tail-lights, heated front and rear seats, plus oodles of safety features. Higher-spec cars get extras like digital side mirrors, a Bose sound system and leather upholstery.

    Key rivals include the fellow electric saloons like the BMW i4, Polestar 2, BYD Seal and Tesla Model 3 – the facelifted version of which was recently unveiled. The closely related Kia EV6 is another alternative, but perhaps the biggest is Hyundai’s own Ioniq 5, which has most of the same appeal as the Ioniq 6 in a more practical package.


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    In this review
    • 1Verdict – currently readingThe Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a very impressive electric car with a unique look and excellent technology
    • 2Electric motor, drive and performanceThe Ioniq 6 is good to drive, but the BMW i4 is comfier and more fun on twisty roads
    • 3Range, charging and running costsThe Ioniq 6’s rapid charging tech means it’s surprisingly adept at long trips
    • 4Interior, design and technologyThe Ioniq 6's interior is very impressive and comes with loads of equipment and tech
    • 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceA long driving range and roomy interior mean the Ioniq 6 is practical, but the boot is a let-down
    • 6Reliability and safetyLong warranty and generous safety tech should give peace of mind for Ioniq 6 owners

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