2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6
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2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Review: An Electric Benchmark

Hyundai is on a quest to dominate the EV market, and it has an entrant in several of the top segments already. The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is the only fully electric sedan, and it proves that the automaker is looking to cover all the bases. This stylish electric vehicle is presented in various styles, including a dual-motor setup that makes 320 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque, hoping it will keep up with more expensive and luxurious rivals like the Polestar 2, although it competes more directly with the Tesla Model 3. As well-equipped as it is and being more affordable than many other cars on the market, the Ioniq 6 is primed to be one of the most popular EVs in the USA.

Summary

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New for 2024

The new Hyundai Ioniq 6 sedan remains unchanged going into the new year, although it is quite a bit cheaper than it used to be - by more than $4,000 for the entry-level model.

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Price: Which One to Buy

At an MSRP of $37,500, the SE Standard Range is the cheapest in the range. The price of the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 rises to $42,450 for the longer-range SE. The SEL goes for $45,250 while the Limited is priced from $50,150. Upgrading to the dual-range AWD version on any trim adds $3,500 to the bill. You will still need to factor in the $1,115 destination charge and any tax credits in your state.

While it may be the cheapest model, the Standard Range is simply too underpowered, and it can only travel 240 miles on a charge. Similarly, the Long Range AWD trims are a little too expensive, even if they do have impressive horsepower. Striking a balance between these two extremes, the Long Range RWD trims are the way to go, and the base SE makes the most sense. It boasts over 350 miles of range and a good list of standard features.

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Interior and Features

Hyundai seems to be following the industry trend of building futuristic and minimalist interiors with large LCD displays.

Like so many EVs, the Ioniq 6 has a futuristic cabin, with two large displays running along the dashboard, one for driver information and the other for infotainment. Almost all the features are run through these, and there are only a very few physical buttons located lower down. Almost everything is composed of recycled materials, but the interior space is quite limited in the back, and cargo space is small even by sedan standards. In terms of styling, nothing really jumps out, but the overall appearance is extremely clean, with plenty of angular planes and what appear to be wings on either end of the dash. Despite its reserved proportions, the Hyundai EV has some notable blind spots, but these are easily overcome by the generous standard driver assists.

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The front seats are extremely spacious and comfortable, but Hyundai could have given the rear seats some extra thought.

Space

While it may be quite easy to get inside the sedan, thanks to its wide-opening doors and doors and low, flat floor. Front-row passengers get loads of space, with a whopping 45 inches of legroom. The designers might have been better off cutting this down a bit so that rear-seat passengers could get more than just 35 inches, which won't be enough for taller adults. The sloping roofline doesn't help the headroom either. A power-adjustable driver's seat is the norm even on the base model, so it's quite easy to find a comfortable position with the best sight lines.

Cargo

With all the SUVs on the market right now, we have come to expect high cargo volume from our cars, and this is one of the reasons that sedans aren't so popular anymore. Still, most give you enough space for daily needs, but the Ioniq 6 falls quite short of the competition with a mere 11.2 cubic feet. You get a frunk, too, as is standard for most EVs, but it only adds 0.5 cu-ft. The rear seats can fold down to expand overall cargo space, though there is no official figure provided by the manufacturer.

The interior space has many nooks and crannies to store smaller items. These include pockets behind each front seat, two cupholders in the front console, and another two in the rear fold-down seat. The glove compartment and armrest bin are suitable for larger items, and the door pockets are quite spacious.

Hyundai Ioniq 6Tesla Model 3Polestar 2
Seating
5 Seater5 Seater5 Seater
Headroom
38.7 in. front
40.2 in. rear
40.3 in. front
37.7 in. rear
41.3 in. front
37 in. rear
Legroom
45.4 in. front
34.7 in. rear
42.7 in. front
35.2 in. rear
42.2 in. front
33.9 in. rear
Trunk Space
11.2 ft³ + 0.5 ft³ (frunk)19.8 ft³ + 3.1 ft³ (frunk)14.3 - 38.7 ft³
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Materials and Colors

You don't get a lot of choice when it comes to colors for the interior, with just Black on offer for the SE. On the plus side, this is the only trim to use the lower-quality cloth upholstery. The rest of the lineup gets softer and better-looking synthetic H-Tex leather, and Gray is added as a potential color scheme. This contrasts nicely with the Black accents on the center console and dash. The overall impression is one of sophisticated sustainability, though the steering wheel is wrapped in leather from the get-go.

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Even the base cloth is comfortable and high-quality, but synthetic leather is available from the middle of the range.

Features and Infotainment

Hyundai makes sure that the Ioniq 6 is well-equipped so it can compete with other high-value SUVs in the electric segment. As standard, it gets a proximity key, push-button start, an eight-way power driver's seat, dual-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and another 12.3-inch display for the infotainment. This comprises Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth streaming, SiriusXM, and HD Radio, all played back through a six-speaker sound system. The SEL adds ambient interior lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a wireless charging pad, and Digital Key accessibility. Only the top-tier Limited gets the eight-speaker Bose sound system, along with an eight-way power passenger seat, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a wide sunroof.

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Loads of features come standard but the dual screens are the most impressive and are mounted high on the dash.
SESELLimited
Dual-zone climate control
Eight-way power driver's seat
Dual 12.3-inch displays
Digital Key
Eight-speaker Bose sound system
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Performance

While the base-level SE Standard Range is a weak performer, the Ioniq 6 can do the 0-60 mph sprint in 4.3 seconds with the larger battery and dual motors.

You can have the Hyundai Ioniq 6 in multiple configurations, with changes to the powertrain altering the specs of the vehicle significantly. At the bottom rung is the SE Short Range, which only comes with a single motor and a rear-wheel drivetrain. The setup makes just 149 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, the latter of which will help you hop between traffic lights relatively easily. Far more capable are the Long Range models, with their bigger 77.4 kWh batteries and stronger electric motors. Those with RWD get one motor for 225 hp and 258 lb-ft, while AWD trims add an extra motor for a combined 320 hp and 446 lb-ft. A single-speed transmission is standard across the lineup.

These latter powertrain configurations see the Hyundai Ioniq sprint from 0-60 mph in 6.2 or 4.3 seconds, respectively, but top speed is electronically limited to 115 mph. So long as you skip the base model, the sedan is quite pleasant to drive, with plenty of power on demand and excellent steering that gains enough weight to give you confidence on the highway and around corners. A cozy suspension eats up bumps in the road with ease, while AWD gives the car some capability on wet or snow-covered roads.

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Starting with just 149 horsepower, the Ioniq 6 can upgrade to a dual-motor setup with 320 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque.

Fuel Efficiency

How efficient the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is depends on the powertrain configuration. Gas mileage equivalent figures are best in the Long Range RWD models equipped with 18-inch wheels, with EPA ratings of 153/127/140 MPGe; these also get 361 miles of range. Adding 20-inch wheels drops those figures to 129/105/117 MPGe and range dips to 305 miles. The standard range model is least efficient in terms of range, managing just 240 miles on a charge, but it still gets 151/120/135 MPGe.

Dual-motor AWD models are predictably less efficient. With 18-inch wheels, you can expect 130/111/121 MPGe and 316 miles of range, while adding the bigger wheels returns the lowest MPGe figures in the range at just 111/94/103 MPGe. You still get 270 miles of range in this specification, though.

The Ioniq 6's 800V architecture means ultra-fast charging, with just 18 minutes needed to go from 10% - 80% on a 350 kW charger. You'll need between five and seven hours to charge the battery to 80% from empty on a Level 2 charger, with less time needed for the smaller battery.

Single Electric Motor
Single Speed Automatic
RWD Standard Range
Single Electric Motor
Single Speed Automatic
RWD Long Range
Dual Electric Motors
Single Speed Automatic
AWD
Power
149 hp225 hp320 hp
Top speed
115 mph115 mph115 mph
MPGe
151/120/135 MPGe153/127/140 MPGe - 18-inch wheels
129/105/117 MPGe - 20-inch wheels
130/111/121 MPGe - 18-inch wheels
111/94/103 MPGe - 20-inch heels
0-60
8.8 sec6.2 sec4.3 sec
Battery Range
240 miles361 miles - 18-inch wheels
305 miles - 20-inch wheels
316 miles - 18-inch wheels
270 miles - 20-inch wheels
Charge Time
Level 2 @ 120V: 0-80% in 5 hrs 20 min
Rapid @ 800V: 10-80% in 18 minutes
Level 2 @ 120V: 0-80% in 6 hrs 55 min
Rapid @ 800V: 10-80% in 18 minutes
Level 2 @ 120V: 0-80% in 6 hrs 55 min
Rapid @ 800V: 10-80% in 18 minutes

Safety

You'll have to look to the IIHS or EuroNCAP to get a proper evaluation of the Ioniq 6, but both rate it very highly.

The NHTSA has not given the Honda Ioniq 6 a safety review since it launched, but the IIHS has picked up the slack. It most recently crash-tested the 2023 model, which received a top score of Good in every category save for headlights, which only received an Acceptable. This resulted in a Top Safety Pick+ award for 2023.

Every model comes equipped with six airbags, ABS, stability and traction control, and a rearview camera. Honda's SmartSense safety is included, comprising forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot assist, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, lane following assist, highway driving assist, and driver attention warning. More advanced features that come with upper trim levels include blind-spot collision avoidance assist, highway driving assist 2, a surround-view monitor, a blind-spot monitor, and remote smart parking assist.

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Forward collision avoidance
Blind-spot assist
Rear cross-traffic alert
Surround-view montior
Remote smart parking assist

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Reliability

While it has been around for a year already, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 still has no official reliability rating from J.D. Power. However, the NHTSA has no recalls logged for the electric sedan, so it definitely seems to be enjoying the brand's strong history of dependability.

The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 also boasts the kind of warranty we have come to expect from the Korean automaker. This comprises limited coverage for five years/60,000 miles, and powertrain coverage for ten years/100,000 miles. There are also five years of 24/7 roadside assistance.

Warranty

  • Basic:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    10 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    7 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Maintenance:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles

Design

Sedans have to try quite a bit harder than their high-riding counterparts to stand out, and the 2024 Ioniq 6 does just that. It is a sleek and handsome vehicle with an almost coupe-like roofline. While the angles are steep in some sections, nothing about the car feels sharp or blocky, and one wouldn't be out of line to compare it with the likes of a Porsche. The front bumper has electronically controlled air vents with smart sensors, all in lieu of a traditional or even a fake grille, and the LED headlights are distinctive without being over the top. At the back, the LED taillights are complemented by a full-length brake light bar, and there is a decklid spoiler, too. Wheel sizes start at 18 inches for the SE and go up to 20s for the Limited. The latter is the only model to come standard with a sunroof.

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The Ioniq 6 has a divisive design with some finding it too different and others loving the subtle futuristic elements.

Verdict: Is The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 A Good car?

While most automakers have had to rely on their premium badges or luxury features to draw buyers away from the far-traveling Teslas, Hyundai has shown that it can almost go toe to toe with the EV giant in a marathon. On top of that, it brings a lot more value to the table and a more established reputation for reliability. Right from the get-go, it comes with many features that rivals would expect you to pay extra for, and in base guise, it boasts 361 miles of range. You do have to sacrifice a few miles to get rid of the lackluster entry-level powertrain, though, which is where Tesla has it beat. But it's not all about performance, especially at this price tag, and for those who want a high-value EV that won't require them to take out a second mortgage, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is hard to pass up.

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