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Hyundai Ioniq 6

(2022 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

80
%
A

Used car score:

74
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

77
%
A

Safety Rating:

90
%
A

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

57
%
D

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

80
%
A

Used car score:

74
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

77
%
A

Safety Rating:

90
%
A

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

57
%
D

Summary


The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a midsize four-door saloon and the second all-electric model to join Hyundai’s Ioniq range, after the closely related Ioniq 5 hatchback.

On sale from late 2022 onwards, British reviewers agree that the Ioniq 6 is certainly a polished and capable all-electric package. Many also commend the saloon for its stylish streamlined exterior styling, though several outlets argue that it will not be to everyone’s taste.

“The body style won’t be for everyone”, says John McIlroy of Auto Express, “but it’s a more inspiring package dynamically, building on many of the strengths of the smaller Ioniq 5”. On the road, the What Car? team adds that the Ioniq 6 is “extremely hushed” at cruising speeds, and offers very polite road manners, resulting in a car that is “effortless to drive.”

Several outlets also praise the electric saloon for its battery range which Move Electric‘s James Attwood asserts is “class-leading”. The Ioniq 6 can handle distances of up to 382 miles on a full charge – over 100 miles more than the entry-level Ioniq 5 model can muster.

However, this new aerodynamic body style and improved range come with a rather hefty price increase. The Ioniq 5’s lead-in 58kWh powertrain is not available in the Ioniq 6 UK range, and so customers have to opt for the larger and more expensive 77kWh battery pack instead.

As of January 2024, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 holds a New Car Expert Rating of A with a score of 80%.

Ioniq 6 highlights

  • Relaxing driving experience
  • Upmarket interior with loads of tech
  • Impressive battery range
  • Plenty of legroom

Ioniq 6 lowlights

  • Unique looks may not be for everyone
  • More expensive than Ioniq 5 hatchback
  • Tesla Model 3 is more efficient
  • Headroom is tight in the rear

Key specifications


Body style: Medium saloon
Engines:
electric, battery-powered
Price:
From £46,745 on-road

Launched: Winter 2022/23
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Car

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Carbuyer

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Driving Electric

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Electrifying.com

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Green Car Guide

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Honest John

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Move Electric

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Parkers

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RAC

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The Sun

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2022
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 97%
Child protection: 87%
Vulnerable road users: 66%
Safety assist: 90%

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 recorded some impressive individual safety scores as part of its full five-star safety rating that was awarded in November 2022, and was also picked up Euro NCAP’s ‘Best Large Family Car’ accolade for 2023.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

Model tested: First Edition AWD Automatic

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: February 2024
Read the full Green NCAP review

Clean Air Index: 10 / 10
Energy Efficiency Index: 9.6 / 10
Greenhouse Gas Index: 9.8 / 10

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Hyundai Ioniq 6 to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Ioniq 6, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Battery rangeAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models328 milesA322 – 338 milesA – A
Electrical efficiencyAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models4.3 m/KWhB4.2 – 4.4 m/KWhB – B
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models39C36 – 41C – D
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£295C
Year 2£658C
Year 3£1,020B
Year 4£1,161B
Year 5£1,527B
Overall£4,661B

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 should be reasonably inexpensive to run, certainly compared to a similarly sized petrol or diesel car.

Electrical efficiency (the EV equivalent of miles per gallon for a petrol or diesel car) is better than average, which helps to give the Ioniq 6 an official battery range of more than 300 miles in all versions.

Insurance and servicing costs are about average, although servicing bills do become more competitive after the first couple of years – which will be handy if you’re contemplating a used Ioniq 6 in 2026 or beyond…

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Hyundai Ioniq 6 has received.

2023

  • Auto Trader Awards – Erin Baker Award
  • Autocar Awards – Best Company Car
  • Euro NCAP Safety Awards – Best Large Family Car
  • EcoCar Electrified Top 50 – Best Electric Large Car
  • Great British Fleet Awards – Best EV Compact Executive Car

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More news, reviews and information about the Hyundai Ioniq 6 at The Car Expert

Hyundai prices up Ioniq 6 saloon

Hyundai prices up Ioniq 6 saloon

Five-star crash test results for 15 new cars

Five-star crash test results for 15 new cars

Hyundai announces Ioniq 6 First Edition details

Hyundai announces Ioniq 6 First Edition details

Hyundai Ioniq 6 debuts with 379 miles of all-electric range

Hyundai Ioniq 6 debuts with 379 miles of all-electric range

Hyundai reveals first look at all-electric Ioniq 6

Hyundai reveals first look at all-electric Ioniq 6

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The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a quiet and refined electric saloon with an impressive battery range, but its unique styling might deter some buyers.Hyundai Ioniq 6