Ioniq 6 electric vehicle
Ioniq 6 electric vehicle
Ioniq 6 electric vehicle

Hyundai continues to expand its electric vehicle lineup, with the sleek and streamlined sedan Ioniq 6 being the latest addition. I recently had the opportunity to drive it and found it to be just as smooth as its SUV counterpart, the Ioniq 5. The unique styling of the Ioniq 6 sets it apart from other sedans on the market, making it an attractive choice for those seeking something different.

Why Should You Consider Buying the Hyundai Ioniq 6?
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a compelling option in the competitive market due to its sleek design, spacious interior, and advanced technology. Its aerodynamic silhouette gives it a distinctive personality and contributes to its efficiency. It offers generous passenger space as a mid-sized sedan, with perhaps the most legroom in its segment. Despite being an EV, the Ioniq 6 also provides ample cargo space, addressing a common concern with electric vehicles.

What Are the Benefits of the Hyundai Ioniq 6?
The Ioniq 6 features impressive tech integration and safety features. Its best-in-class ultra-fast 800-volt/350kW charging capability can charge the battery from 10 to 80 percent in as little as 18 minutes. I tried it at a Walmart charging station, and it was on target. Riding on Hyundai’s exclusive Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the Ioniq 6 allows for dual motors and improved performance. Customers can choose from two battery pack options and two motor layouts, providing flexibility to suit individual preferences.

Efficiency and Range: The Ioniq 6 offers excellent performance and a competitive range. The base model has a range of 240 miles, and the extended-range model can go 360 miles on a single charge. This makes it suitable for city driving and longer trips without frequent recharging stops.

Cutting-Edge infotainment Technology: The Ioniq 6 features a high-resolution digital cockpit, a large infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a premium sound system. The integrated navigation system and head-up display further enhance the driving experience. I find that all Hyundai systems are pretty easy to use.

Advanced Safety Features: Equipped with Hyundai’s SmartSense suite, the Ioniq 6 includes forward collision-avoidance assist, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control to ensure a safer driving experience. I like that this system is not too intrusive and that some features can be switched off as well.

How Much Does a Hyundai Ioniq 6 Cost?
The pricing for the Hyundai Ioniq 6 varies depending on the selected trim level. The base model, SE RWD Standard Range, starts at $41,500, while the extended range model starts at $45,000. The SE and SEL models can be ordered with dual motors for all-wheel drive. Engineers have placed one motor on the front axle and another on the rear axle. These versions are priced between $49,000 and $51,000. The high-tech Limited models, with more premium interiors, start at $56,000.

Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance is part of the Hyundai Assurance program, offering a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty, complimentary maintenance for three years/36,000 miles, and coverage for the electric battery with a 10-year/100,000-mile Hybrid/Electric Battery & Hybrid System Components Warranty.

Would I Recommend This Car?
I am always surprised by the popularity of the Tesla Model 3. The Ioniq 6 offers superior safety, technology, and quality. I recommend comparing them to notice the difference for yourself.

Quick Reminder on our Charging Infrastructure
While the charging network is expanding, the availability and speed of public chargers can vary. This might concern those who do not have easy access to home charging or live in areas with limited charging stations. The Ioniq 6 is one of the best EVs available today, and Hyundai has done its part to provide a reliable car. However, your EV experience will depend on your charging options.