As more and more companies continue to release EVs to their lineup, the battle of brands expands to comparisons we never thought possible. After all, in just about every other case, comparing a Porsche to a Hyundai is a pretty one-sided fight. However, given Hyundai’s luxurious take on interior comfort and ride quality, pitting the new Ioniq 6 against the Taycan is an interesting take!
Is the Porsche worth the extra pennies?
Barring any knowledge or bias toward Porsche, it still seems like a bit of a one-sided fight. However, you might be a bit surprised to find how similar they are in terms of specs. Of course, one can expect a much more refined handling and driving experience from the Taycan. However, for just A to B daily driving, they stack up relatively evenly except for in one category.
That category, of course, is price. Though there is no official pricing information for the Hyundai Ioniq 6 yet, it’s safe to assume that it will come in a bit more than the Ioniq 5, which starts at $40,925. The 2023 Porsche Taycan, however, starts at $86,700 for the base model.
When it comes to power output, the similarities begin to show themselves. The 2023 Porsche Taycan base model is good for 402 horsepower. The Ioniq 6 is available with up to 320 horsepower. However, while that 73 horsepower difference between the two may seem substantial, on paper, it doesn’t do much.
Hyundai’s press release for the Ioniq 6 advertises that it’s good for a sprint from zero to 60 miles per hour in a mighty respectable 5.1-seconds. Of course, with the Porsche 911 Turbo S in the Taycan’s family holding a top-five spot for the fastest accelerating cars on the planet, you’d expect the Taycan to wipe the floor with the Ioniq 6. However, Porsche advertises that the base model Taycan has a zero to 60 time of 5.1 seconds.
The driving range has a clear winner, and it might not be what you expect
The base model Porsche Taycan has a driving range of 199 miles on a full charge. Compared to its luxury competitors like the Tesla Model S and the Lucid Air, that’s almost laughable. However, it doesn’t come close to holding a candle to the Ioniq 6, either. Hyundai advertises that its stylish new EV is good for over 380 miles on a full charge.
Speaking of charging, both vehicles are fast-charging enabled and pretty on par in that front. Porsche advertises that the Taycan can charge from five percent to 80 percent in as little as 22.5 minutes. Similarly, the Ioniq 6 advertises charging from 10 percent to 80 percent in as little as 18 minutes.
Perhaps most surprising, though, is the similarity in warranty coverage. Of course, Hyundai’s iconic 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty is well-known. In addition, the Ioniq 6 will likely carry the same standard five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty that all Hyundais, including the Ioniq 5, currently carry.
Porsche certainly came to play in the warranty department, though. The Taycan comes with a four-year/60,000-mile warranty. In addition, it carries an eight-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. So, both EVs provide satisfactory peace of mind in terms of warranty coverage.
Ultimately, it comes down to a battle of tastes and budget. Despite Hyundai’s attention to detail in creating a nice interior, the materials used likely aren’t quite as refined as those in the Porsche Taycan. Certainly, Porsche fans with the budget will take the Taycan any day. However, if you’re on the budget end of the spectrum, the Ioniq 6 offers amazing features, performance, and almost 200 extra miles of charge range!