2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Interior and Cargo

Hyundai Ioniq Electric Interior & Cargo Rating

2021 Ioniq Electric Interior

In staying true to the EV's eco-friendly ethos, Hyundai made a point to utilize mostly sustainable materials in the construction of the Ioniq Electric's cabin. While the cabin was noticeably refreshed last year, it still looks a little bland and feels rather cheap, or at least not up to the same standard as traditional cars of a similar price. It is otherwise minimalist in nature and ergonomically presented, there's plenty of adjustability offered for the driver for comfort, and visibility is good all round. The seats throughout the cabin are comfortable, though room overall in the rear seats is rather cramped. The 10.25-inch touchscreen and eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system in the Limited model are the stars of the show.

2021 Ioniq Electric Interior Photos

2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Front Seats Hyundai
2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Dashboard Hyundai
2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Central Console Hyundai

Seating and Interior Space

Four adults will fit comfortably into the 2021 Hyundai Ioniq EV although seating for five is provided. The center rear seat is best left to children, however, as shoulder room gets quite limited especially with adults in the outboard seats. Head and legroom are plentiful up front, even with the Limited's sunroof. Unfortunately, the Ioniq Electric's rearward sloping roofline does cut into the rear cabin headroom and the under seat-mounted battery pack lifts the seating position and diminishes legroom as well. The driver is nicely positioned behind the relevant controls and the steering wheel and driver's seat feature ample adjustability, making finding an optimal driving position easy. While outward visibility is great all-round, the A and C pillars are quite large and do create some prominent blind zones.

2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Interior Dimensions:

Hyundai Ioniq Electric TrimsElectric SEElectric Limited
Headroom Front Seat39.1 in.38.2 in.
Headroom Back Seat37.4 in.37.4 in.
Legroom Front Seat42.2 in.42.2 in.
Legroom Back Seat35.7 in.35.7 in.
Shoulder Room Front56.1 in.56.1 in.
Shoulder Room Rear55 in.55 in.
Hip Room, Front53.8 in.53.8 in.
Hip Room, Rear52.9 in.52.9 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

The cabin of the Ioniq Electric is very straightforward and perhaps a little boring. The leather-wrapped steering wheel is probably the most appreciable thing there, with how it looks and how comfortably it fits in hand. The rest of the cabin is made up of black and gray hard-touch plastics with some silver accenting trim. While the seats in the SE model are upholstered in premium cloth upholstery available in either black or gray, the seats in the Limited are upholstered in leather upholstery available in the same color schemes.

2021 Ioniq Electric Trunk and Cargo Space

Electric cars have an advantage over traditional internal combustion-engine cars as the electric motors don't impinge on cabin and cargo space and the battery they come equipped with is typically packed low down. The Ioniq Electric's 23 cubic foot trunk is on the larger side and provides enough room for a full month's groceries in one go. The Nissan Leaf offers 0.6 cubic feet more room behind the rear seats but the Tesla Model 3 offers a total of only 15 cubes with its trunk and frunk room combined.

The cabin of the Ioniq Electric houses the typical assortment of storage solutions, including large door pockets on all four doors with bottle holder slots, a passenger-side glovebox, and a center stack comprising a small-items tray, two cupholders, and a sizeable armrest cubby. Rear occupants are afforded two seatback map pockets and two cupholders in the backrest of the center seat.

2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Front Angle View Hyundai
2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Rear Angle View Hyundai
2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Side View Hyundai

2021 Ioniq Electric Infotainment and Features


Standard specification levels are higher than ever before for the 2021 Ioniq Electric. The base-spec SE comes standard with remote keyless entry with push-button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, six-way adjustable front seats with manual operation, and automatic temperature control. Hyundai even made its SmartSense driver-assistance suite standard bolstering the already standard rearview camera and smart cruise control system with stop and go functionality. There's a bit more in the Limited including a power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support, driver-side memory settings, a power tilt/sliding sunroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and ambient in-cabin lighting. On the Limited, you also get Highway Driving Assist, blind-spot collision warning, and rear cross-traffic collision warning.


The infotainment system in the Ioniq Electric is exceptionally well catered for. In the SE, an eight-inch touchscreen display is standard and comes tethered to a stock AM/FM stereo and six-speaker sound system. SiriusXM and HD Radio are standard too, along with functionality in Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth audio streaming. Interestingly, wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto finds its way into the base model but the upper trim has wired functionality only. Things get taken up a notch in the Limited though, with a 10.25-inch touchscreen taking over the dash and an eight-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system covering sound. The Limited also features a wireless charging pad. Both the SE and Limited feature two USB charging ports for direct connectivity.

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