2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Review

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By Alexi Falson on 03 Feb 2024
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OnlineAuto Rating
8
out of 10
Pros
  • Fabulous handling
  • Accommodating suspension package
  • Decent range figures with larger battery pack
  • Generous safety equipment list
Cons
  • Sloping roofline restricts rear headroom
  • Lacks overall practicality of IONIQ 5
  • Intrusive active safety tech
  • Mediocre boot space
Hyundai Ioniq 6 2WD (53.0KWH) Specs
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    • 5 star
    • Automatic
Hyundai’s IONIQ 6 is pitched as a futuristic vision of battery-electric motoring that you can get your hands on right now.

With its hyper-modern styling, the IONIQ 6 looks the part, and with electric vehicles coming very much into the mainstream, it’s ready for action with healthy range figures and a heap of equipment for the money.

Better yet, Hyundai has introduced a brand-new base model to make its IONIQ 6 range even more accessible to buyers here in Australia, so let’s take a closer look and see how it holds up against its rivals.

Hyundai IONIQ 6 Competition





Hyundai IONIQ 6




VS
Polestar 2
Tesla Model 3
Kia EV6
BMW i4
Tesla Model Y
Hyundai IONIQ 5

Starting Price: $65,500

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How Much Does It Cost?

The Hyundai IONIQ 6 range is priced from $65,500 for the entry-level IONIQ 6 Standard Range RWD, while the IONIQ 6 Extended Range RWD is priced at $71,500.

Stepping up to the IONIQ 6 Dynamiq Extended Range RWD brings the price up to $77,500, while the IONIQ 6 Epiq Extended Range RWD is priced at $81,000.

The IONIQ 6 Dynamiq Extended Range AWD is priced at $82,000 while the range-topping IONIQ 6 Epiq Extended Range AWD is priced at $85,500.

Keep in mind that these prices are subject to change and do not include on-road costs.

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Hyundai Ioniq 6 - 2WD (53.0KWH) Specifications

Model Date 2024
Make HYUNDAI
Model IONIQ 6
Series CE.V2 MY24
Variant IONIQ 6 2WD (53.0KWH)
Body 4D SEDAN
Fuel type ELECTRIC
Transmission 1 SP AUTOMATIC
Drive RWD
Engine ELEC
Engine capacity 0
Engine configuration NOT APPLICABLE / 0 valves
Engine RPM 0 / 0
Cylinders -
Torque 350
KW 111
Fuel tank size 0.0
Fuel usage specs 0.0 / 0
CO2 0
ANCAP security rating 5

What Features Does the Hyundai IONIQ 6 Have?

Hyundai’s entry-level IONIQ 6 comes riding on 18-inch alloys and receives LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera with parking sensors, cloth upholstery with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a powered boot lift, dual-zone climate control, ambient lighting, a wireless charging pad, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.

Stepping up to the IONIQ 6 Dynamiq adds 20-inch alloys, leather upholstery with heated front seats, a head-up display, projector LED headlights, alloy pedals, power-adjustable front seats and an upgraded eight-speaker Bose sound system.

Finally, the range-topping IONIQ 6 Epiq receives a panoramic sunroof, ventilated relaxation front seats with heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel and driver’s seat memory.

2024 hyundai ioniq 6 interior

Range Features:

  • 18-inch alloys

  • LED headlights

  • Adaptive cruise control 

  • Surround-view camera with parking sensors 

  • Cloth upholstery with leather-wrapped steering wheel 

  • Powered boot lift 

  • Ambient lighting 

  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster

  • 12.3-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto 

  • 20-inch alloys (Dynamiq)

  • Leather upholstery with heated front seats (Dynamiq)

  • Projector LED headlights (Dynamiq)

  • Eight-speaker Bose sound system (Dynamiq)

  • Panoramic sunroof (Epiq)

  • Ventilated relaxation front seats, heated rear seats (Epiq)

Is the Hyundai IONIQ 6 Comfortable to Drive?

The driving experience on offer in the latest IONIQ 6 is impressive, with its battery-electric underpinnings making for a super smooth and comfortable ride.

What’s more impressive is that the IONIQ 6’s comfortable ride hasn’t come at the expense of its handling, which is both confident at higher speeds and intuitive around town, making it truly versatile.

The ride quality sits best on Australian roads with the smaller 18-inch alloys which is something to keep in mind if you’re planning on driving some country kilometres.

Acceleration in the base model is decent, with the single motor pushing out 111kW of power and 350Nm of torque to the rear wheels, though the Dynamiq and Epiq RWD variants offer a much healthier 168kW of power and the same 350Nm of torque.

If you’re looking for some serious performance, the IONIQ 6 AWD range picks up a dual-motor powertrain pushing out an almighty 239kW of power and 605Nm of torque, gifting it some supercar acceleration on the road.

Around town, the IONIQ 6 is remarkably well-behaved, offering a user-friendly driving nature through tight city streets and an agile package that is happy to squeeze through traffic.

2024 hyundai ioniq 6 side

All up, the IONIQ 6 is a fabulous electric vehicle that offers both simple and comfortable town driving as well as some impressive handling when it’s time to put the pedal down.

How Far Can the IONIQ 6 Drive on a Single Charge?

Depending on which IONIQ 6 variant you’re opting for, range figures total between 429km in the base Ioniq 6 Standard Range and top out at 614km in the IONIQ 6 Extended Range.

  • IONIQ 6 Standard Range Battery Size: 53kWh 

  • IONIQ 6 Extended Range Battery Size: 77.4kWh 

  • IONIQ 6 Standard Range: 429km

  • IONIQ 6 Extended Range: 614km 

  • IONIQ 6 Extended Range 545km 

  • IONIQ 6 Extended Range AWD (20-inch alloys) 519km

If you’re looking for maximum all-electric driving figures, your best option is the IONIQ 6 Extended Range with the smaller, more efficient 18-inch alloys.

How Fast Can You Charge the Hyundai IONIQ 6?

Hyundai currently has some of the fastest charging electric vehicles on sale here in Australia, and with the help of a 350kW DC fast charger, you can bring the IONIQ 6’s battery pack from 10 to 80 per cent in a claimed 18 minutes.

Using a 7kW AC charger, a 10 to 100 per cent charge takes just under 9 hours in the IONIQ 6 Standard Range, while the same charge takes just under 12 hours in the IONIQ 6 Extended Range with the larger battery.

Is it Practical and Spacious?

Space and practicality inside the IONIQ 6 cabin is a bit of a mixed bag, offering a decent array of storage spots and great occupant comfort in the front of the cabin, though it’s ultimately limited by its sedan proportions.

The front of the cabin greets the driver and front passenger with a very sleek layout with all the familiar hallmarks of a Hyundai vehicle, meaning everything is ergonomic and easily within reach.

The dual displays dominate the top of the dashboard, flanked by some physical inputs for the media and climate controls, sinking into a bulky centre console between the driver and front passenger.

The centre console floats above the floor offering two tiers of storage which is a particularly nice touch, while you’ll also find a pair of cup holders and a tray for your smartphone to charge wirelessly.

Interior headroom isn’t outstanding for taller drivers, though there’s a great deal of adjustment in the driving position and a heap of clever storage options that maximise storage opportunities up front.

Move to the rear of the cabin and things get noticeably tighter, and while legroom is more than acceptable for taller adults seated in the second row, there’s a lot to be desired when it comes to headroom.

Having said that, there are amenities aplenty in the second row of the IONIQ 6, which picks up charging ports, a fold-down armrest with cup holders, rear air vents and a pair of ISOFIX anchors for child seats.

2024 hyundai ioniq 6 rear

Finally, the IONIQ 6 has a relatively tight boot measuring in at 401L, with an additional 45L of storage under the bonnet, making for a reasonably practical sedan package.

Is it Safe?

The Hyundai IONIQ 6 range has picked up a five-star ANCAP safety rating, scoring 97 per cent for adult protection, 88 per cent for child protection, 66 per cent for vulnerable road user protection and 90 per cent for safety assist.

As standard, the IONIQ 6 comes packed with every safety feature you could hope for, including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, junction assist, evasive steering, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, a surround-view camera, rear cross-traffic alerts and more.

Our Verdict: Is the IONIQ 6 Worth it?

If you’re thinking of making the plunge to an electric vehicle, the IONIQ 6 is a great EV sedan that offers a healthy mix of efficiency, performance and on-road comfort.

While it’s not the practicality heavy-hitter of Hyundai’s electric vehicle lineup, it gains a heap of clever touches that offer a tonne of storage options in the front of the cabin and a usable second row.

All up, considering the generous features list and jam-packed safety equipment list, the IONIQ 6 represents one of the best current value propositions in the electric vehicle space.

Don’t forget that if you’re looking to upgrade to a new car, reach out to one of our car-buying experts who can help you find the best possible price.

Five Specs You Need to Know

  1. Five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty 

  2. Eight-year/160,000km battery warranty 

  3. Five-star ANCAP safety rating 

  4. 429-614km range figures 

  5. 10-80% charge in 18 minutes with 350kW fast charger

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Alexi Falson

Alexi is an automotive journalist and road tester hailing from Byron Bay. He has an affection for both cars and motorbikes, a great admiration for the simplicity of old-school engineering, and a fascination of new technology making its way to modern cars. When he's not road testing, you'll find him surfing, hiking or helping people find their dream cars.

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