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Watch out for the Hyundai Ioniq 6 because it’s one sleek electric vehicle coming in hot. It’s so hot that it makes Kevin Bacon excited. We’ve had it for a week in Asheville, NC, to see what the fuss is all about and discovered some epic advantages. Check out what puts the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 ahead of the pack. 

How long is the wait time for the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6? 

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 parked by evergreen trees
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 | Allison Barfield, MotorBiscuit

Buyers indicate that the current waiting time for the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is about five months long. That’s a bit shorter than the wait for the Ford F-150 Lightning and other popular electric vehicles. 

Some people have been waiting for about seven months or more. However, Hyundai is building a massive electric vehicle plant in Savannah, Georgia. When the HMG Metaplant is up and running, it will provide thousands of local jobs and increase production. 

The Ioniq 6 is a brand-new car with a focus on sustainability while investing in local communities for positive growth and development. It has plenty to offer as a worthy Tesla Model M rival. 

1. The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is fun to drive 

The 2023 Hyundai Inoiq 6 makes mundane daily commutes, errands, long road trips, and more fun. The most powerful variant pairs two electric motors and all-wheel drive with a 77.4-kWh battery to generate 320 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque. 

It has a satisfying, instant acceleration with the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in roughly 4.6 seconds per its Edmunds road test. The tires provide plenty of grip for confident maneuvers. Also, the brakes are smooth and responsive. 

Changing driving modes provides noticeable differences to kick things up a notch with tighter steering and more control in Sport mode. Things are more relaxed and lighter in Normal Mode. Eco Mode has a slower pedal response to save and regenerate the most power. 

2. The Ioniq 6 is comfortable 

A woman relaxing in the backseat of the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 | Hyundai

You don’t have to go with the top-spec trim of the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 to be comfortable. By the way, the Inoiq 6 starts at $41,600, and the Limited increases the price to $52,600. Anyway, the cloth upholstery in the SE Standard Range trim is very comfortable. 

The front seats are soft and supportive, with tons of adjustment controls. The standard SE trim even comes with a power-adjustable driver’s seat. The soft-touch covered surfaces are plush and durable. 

The Ioniq 6 has an upscale interior that’s crafted from recycled materials like fishing nets from the ocean! The backseat is large and spacious as well. It has the perfect backrest angle for napping. 

In fact, one passenger fell asleep, and a few others mentioned that it was like sitting on a couch back there. 

The Ioniq 6 does have a bit of wind and road noise at higher speeds. However, it has a silky smooth ride quality to make up for the difference. It effortlessly glides over rough sections of pavement and isn’t phased by gravel or dirt. 

3. The 2023 Ioniq 6 is spacious 

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 interior and dash interior space in this EV is one of its secret advantages.
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 interior | Hyundai

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 may look small on the outside, but it’s full of surprises, like a vast amount of storage space. The trunk is deep and wide, with 11.6 cubic feet of storage space. You can fit plenty of suitcases for trips. 

We’re impressed by the amount of storage strays around the center console for small items. Plus, there’s no gear shifter column taking up room. Instead, you get a massive storage tunnel between the front seats. The seat pockets could be large for passengers, though. 

You’ll find that the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is sleek, engaging, confident, comfortable, and spacious. It’s a true rival in its segment with more to offer than you know. Stay tuned as we continue processing our thoughts for a full-length review.