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2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Review: 

  • 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6: $41,600 – $52,600
  • #1 Electric car – U.S. News & World Report 
  • Pros: Innovative design, smooth performance, tons of range 
  • Cons: Lack of rear visibility, lack of physical controls, tight interior space 
  • MotorBiscuit score: 8.3 out of 10 
The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 parked near foliage
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 | Allison Barfield, MotorBiscuit

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is the brand new electric sedan that’s related to the spunky Hyundai Ioniq 5 SUV. It has a sleek, modern design that not everyone is attracted to. Both electric vehicles share similar tech. 

Either way, it’s the most aerodynamic vehicle in the world, with an attractive EPA-estimated range of up to 361 miles on a single charge. It has a smooth ride and enticing performance with a luxurious interior that rivals the Tesla Model 3. 

While some people may want more physical controls, the tech is intuitive. The sedan shape comes at the cost of some interior space, but the affordable price more than makes up for the difference. 

Which 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 trim is best? 

  • Hyundai Ioniq 6 SE Standard Range – $41,600 
  • Hyundai Ioniq 6 SE – $45,500 
  • Hyundai Ioniq 6 SEL – $47,700 
  • Hyundai Ioniq 6 Limited – $52,600 

While the SE Standard Range model offers an attractive price, it comes with a smaller battery pack, so it has less range. Upgrading to the S.E. model for a little more cash provides more range and power. 

The SE Standard Range and S.E. models both have a heat pump, LED lighting, keyless entry/start, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12.3-inch infotainment system, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a digital guage cluster. 

With the SEL, you get attractive upgrades like synthetic leather upholstery, a wireless charging pad, 20-inch wheels, and advanced safety systems. 

The top-spec Limited trim is the most luxurious, with a panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, remote parking assist, a blind-spot camera, a power-adjustable passenger seat, power-folding mirrors, and an eight-speaker Bose audio system. 

How does the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 drive? 

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 driving down the road
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 | Hyundai

The Standard Range 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 has a 53-kWh battery pack and an electric motor to power the rear wheels. It churns out 149 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, which is a nice start. The S.E. model cranks things up with a 77.4-kWh battery pack for 225 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. 

Turn things up even more by adding AWD for 320 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque. The Inoiq 6 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in roughly 4.4 seconds, which is exhilarating and on par with the Tesla Model 3. 

It has a quick and smooth acceleration with plenty of grip for confidence around twisting curves. For the most part, the brakes are fast and confident. In Eco Mode, the acceleration is noticeably slower with squishier brakes. 

Sport Mode may burn more juice, but the faster response times are addicting. Plus, each regenerative braking mode clearly feels different, allowing drivers to find their favorite settings. The paddle shifters allow you to change settings in the blink of an eye for ultimate control. 

Also, the 19.4-foot turning radius makes the Ioniq 6 convenient to maneuver in crowded city areas. It’s easy to park and turn around. 

How much range does the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 have? 

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 SE Standard Range model packs an EPA-estimated 240 miles of range, while the S.E. model has the most range with 361 miles of range. Adding all-wheel drive reduces the range to 316 miles. 

While the SEL and Limited trims have the same power output as the S.E. trims, the RWD models only have 305 miles of range, and adding AWD reduces that figure to 270 miles. 

How fast does the Hyundai Ioniq 6 charge? 

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 at a charging station
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 | Hyundai

With a DC faster charger, the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 can be recharged from 10 to 80% in about 18 minutes. This is thanks to advanced battery conditioning and peak conditions. It’s cooled during hot weather conditions and heated when it’s cold out. 

The onboard charging cable can help the Ioniq 6 charge in about seven hours with a Level 2 charging station or a 240-volt plug. You can use a Level 1 charging system or a home outlet, but this method takes up to 68 hours.

You can have a Level 2 charging system installed at your home. Also, the Ioniq 6 has excellent regenerative brakes that gather tons of energy while braking and coasting. It often goes further than its range estimates. 

How comfortable is the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6? 

The side view of the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 | Allison Barfield, MotorBiscuit

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is extremely comfortable. The suspension glides over imperfections in the pavement for a smooth ride. However, the tires still provide plenty of grip for a sense of the road condition, and the suspension isn’t floaty. 

Plus, the cabin is peacefully quiet at lower speeds. Only a little wind and road noise enter the cabin at highway speeds for relaxing commutes. The sounds of nature and quiet modes make things even more serene. In fact, we had passengers in the rear fall asleep! 

The front seats are supportive and well-padded, but taller folks may want a little more thigh support or space to stretch out. The front seats nearly fold flat, creating the perfect resting place to nap. 

Also, the back seat has tons of space for at least two average-sized adults. The flat floor provides extra space for stretching out, but the middle seat is cramped. 

The climate control system is smart, fast, and effective. The controls rarely need to be adjusted, and the ventilated seats are adequate. 

Is the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 interior nice? 

Yes, the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 interior is upscale and crafted with sustainable materials such as recycled fishing nets. It has a lounge-like vibe for relaxation and comfort with a futuristic yet minimalistic design. 

It’s refined, simple, and elegant with soft-touch covered surfaces, metal bushed trim pieces, and alternating shades of white, grey, and black. The custom dual LED ambient lighting adds a unique level of personalization. 

A 120-volt plug in the rear allows people to work on their laptops or tablets with plenty of charge. However, the controls are primarily accessed through the touchscreen, which can be distracting. 

The layout is modern, but the window and door controls are located in front of the center console, so that takes some getting used to. While forward visibility is excellent, rear visibility is hampered by a tall, narrow rear window. 

Does the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 have good tech? 

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 interior and dash
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 | Hyundai

Yes, the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 has advanced, modern tech. But, some critics slam it for lacking wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity. The Bluetooth connectivity is fine, though. Also, the dual 12.3-inch screens look great with crisp graphics. 

There might be a learning curve due to the lack of physical controls, but learning the system doesn’t take long. Adjusting your drive settings is straightforward, thanks to the buttons on the steering wheel. 

Everything is clearly labeled, and adjusting settings like the LED lights is straightforward. Also, the lack of a head-up display is an interesting choice. The parking assist is helpful in tight city lots because the car can automatically move forward or back. 

The 360-degree display looks great and is helpful in tight situations, but the parking sensors can be sensitive. Battery conditioning for charging times is a convenient way to speed things up at charging stations, too. 

How much cargo space does the Hyundai Ioniq 6 have? 

The trunk of the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 | Hyundai

The 2023 Ioniq 6 has a solid amount of smaller item storage. The lack of a traditional gear shifter frees up the column for a passthrough gear tunnel between the front seats. Also, there are generous trays and cubbies. The glove box and center console are a bit narrow.

You can access up to 11.0 cubic feet of passenger space in the trunk. This is a bit limited, but the trunk is deeper than expected. The back seat can fold down as needed. Rivals have trunks built into the floor and offer a frunk or front trunk. 

The Ioniq 6 has a heat pump taking up space under the hood, but its benefits for efficiently heating the cabin are more beneficial than frunk space. 

How safe is the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6? 

The rear end of the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 | Allison Barfield, MotorBiscuit

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 hasn’t been officially rated by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA). But in Europe, it earned five-star safety ratings. 

We aren’t sure how European safety standards differ from American standards. However, the Ioniq 6 is related to the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS. It almost earned a ‘Good’ score in almost every crash simulation. 

The biggest safety issue seems to be related to the child seat anchors, which are located deep in the seat. It earned a Superior score for avoiding collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians. 

Standard safety features include: 

  • Forward collision warning 
  • Adaptive cruise control 
  • Blind spot warning 
  • Rear cross-traffic alert 
  • Lane-keeping assist 
  • Lane centering assist 
  • Intersection collision mitigation 
  • Front/rear parking sensors 
  • Driver attention monitoring 

How reliable is the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6? 

The side view of the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 | Allison Barfield, MotorBiscuit

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 doesn’t have an official reliability rating yet. It’s still brand new and needs to be put through the paces. But it is related to the Hyundai Ioniq 5 to give us a possible idea of its longevity. 

J.D.Power gave the Ioniq 5 a reliability rating of 73 out of 100, which is good but not the best. Anything between 70 and 80 is average, while scores between 81 and 90 are above average. However, the Ioniq 6 may have a different score once it’s officially rated. 

The limited warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles, and the powertrain warranty covers 10 years or 100,000 miles. The battery is protected for 10 years or 100,000 miles, and the complimentary maintenance for three years, or 36,000 miles. 

MotorBiscuit awards the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 with a score of 8.3 out of 10 

The experts at MotorBiscuit have provided the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 with a score of 8.3 out of 10. This electric car is sleek, comfortable, and confident, but its unique style might not suit everyone. 

It has much in common with the Hyundai Ioniq 5, but its shape cuts down on cargo space. The interior is upscale and refined, but the lack of physical controls may be distracting. Rear visibility is also limited. 

The Ioniq 6 has impressive power and range with fast charging speeds and robust regenerative breaks. System settings are easy to customize, and the lack of wireless Apple Carplay/Android Auto isn’t a deal breaker. 

We can’t wait for the Hyundai Ioniq 6 to accrue more mileage in the wild to determine its reliability rating. Also, it’s expected to be pretty safe and has a long list of standard safety features.