Hyundai IONIQ 6 Standard Range 2WD – Review

Overview – Hyundai IONIQ 6 Standard Range 2WD

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is an all-electric saloon that follows on from the success of the Ioniq 5 SUV as the South Korean firm’s second bespoke electric vehicle and which currently ranks at the top of the best luxury electric SUVs. It has a pebble-like shape for improved aerodynamics, a two-spoiler look at the rear, and two large displays in the interior. At high level, the Ioniq 6 has a 53-58 kWh battery pack, 149 horsepower, and 258 lb-ft of torque, with an EPA estimated range of 240 miles for the base model and 361 miles for the SE Long Range model.

Hyundai IONIQ 6 Standard Range 2WD – front view

EV Engine, Power and Performance

In greater technical detail, the 2WD Ioniq 6’s battery pack that’s paired to a rear-wheel drive setup. The streamlined shape means you can also make more of the battery pack – with up to 268-338 miles of range available on the RWD versions.

The Ioniq 6 rear-wheel drive features a 149 horsepower motor with 258 lb-ft of torque. The SE Long Range model has the more potent motor and range is increased to 361 miles.

On the road, you’ll notice the Ioniq 6 feels very simple to drive. In town, you can take advantage of the multiple brake regeneration options, ranging from full one-pedal driving to coasting with no braking resistance. The suspension isn’t the softest around, but it is more than comfortable enough. Visibility is also pretty good all round.

Towing Capacity Of The Ioniq 6

In 2021 Ioniq 5 came out with a towing capacity of 1,652 lbs which make it a top capable electric vehicles to pulling extra weight in its class. It had a standard trailer hitch and a seven-pin wiring harness that makes it easy to tow. The Ioniq 6 continues that tradition with a spec’d towing capacity of 1,700 lbs or 750 kgs which is slightly higher, pretty much comparable to the predecessor.

Interior Comfort and Cargo Dimensions

This Hyundai interior design is modern and made up of either grey or black, with the lighter option making the cabin appear more spacious. The seats are comfortable, the drive select stalk is positioned behind the steering wheel, and the climate controls are separated from the main screen. Additionally, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included, as well as a wireless charging pad and USB port.

The leather-wrapped seats provide adequate support and are plush to the touch, with heating and ventilation options. The cabin is more muted than the bodywork and there is plentiful legroom for both rows of passengers.

Infotainment, Tech and Connectivity

The interior design is modern but may not be to everyone’s tastes. You get a bit of blank space around the two infotainment screens, but the rest of the design is clean and that makes using it simple. The climate controls are split out from the main screen, making them much easier to use while you’re driving. Hyundai fits wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, and you can use the wireless charging pad or plug into the USB port. The only optional equipment you can add is the digital wing cameras that replace the door mirrors.

The Ioniq 6 features twin 12-inch digital instrument panels and central touchscreen that share a single housing, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. It also has both USB-A and USB-C ports to accommodate all of your phone cord needs.

Safety Features

The Ioniq 6 has a maximum five-star safety rating across the range. It scored 66% on vulnerable road users, the Hyundai scored 87% and above on the other three categories, including 97% for adult occupants. It is equipped with front, thorax and pelvis airbags, eCall in Europe, blind spot collision avoidance, forward collision avoidance, highway drive assist, lane keep and follow assists, parking collision avoidance and rear cross traffic avoidance.

The Ioniq 6 has a variety of safety features including blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic emergency braking.

Warranty Information

The Ioniq 6 comes with five years/60,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, and for the battery of eight years/100,000 miles. The car also comes with five years of annual vehicle health checks.

Final Thoughts

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a sleek EV that has a stylish interior and it’s capable of taking you long distances in comfort, however it is not cheap. Out of its alternatives, only the BMW i4 is more expensive. The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is an impressive electric vehicle with avant-garde styling, impressive technology, and a competitive range. With the right price and confirmed EPA range, the Ioniq 6 is an attractive option for those looking for an alternative to the Tesla Model 3.

Basic Information

Make  Hyundai
Model  IONIQ 6 Standard Range 2WD
Car Body  Sedan
Number Of Seats5

Estimated Energy Efficiency

Efficiency (mi/kWh)4.6 mi/kWh
Efficiency (km/kWh)7.4 km/kWh

Engine

Horsepower148 HP (151 PS)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h    8 seconds
Towing Weight  1700 lbs (750 kg)

Charging

Charge PortType 2
Charge Time6 hours
Fast Charge Power Max  175 kW DC
Fast Charge Time  17 min

Safety

Adult Safety Rating97%
Child Safety Rating87%

Purchasing

AvailableUK, Netherlands, Germany
Date Of AvailabilityJanuary 2023
Estimated Price$46,755.70

Estimated Carbon Efficiency (Grid/Country Dependent)

USA84 gCO2/mi (52 gCO2/km)
Iceland7 gCO2/mi (4 gCO2/km)
Canada18 gCO2/mi (18 gCO2/km)
France23 gCO2/mi (14 gCO2/km)
Efficient Gas Car272 g CO2/mi (170 g CO2/km)

Battery

Size (kWh)58.0 kWh
Voltage (V)523 V

Range

WLTP Range (km)429

Dimensions

Car Length191 inches (4855 mm)
Car Width74 inches (1880 mm)
Car Height59 inches (1495 mm)
Cargo Volume14 cu ft (401 L)
Frunk Volume2 cu ft (45 L)
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