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Why Lease The Ioniq 6?

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Hyundai Ioniq 6 Review 2023

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is an electric four-door saloon that's Hyundai's most sporty car on offer. Based on the same underpinnings as the Ioniq 5, it has an eye-catching exterior, good electric range, and a premium interior.

Rivals to the Hyundai Ioniq 6 include the Tesla Model 3, BMW i4, and Polestar 2.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 Pros: 

  • Competitive electric range
  • Good on-the-road performance
  • Premium interior

Hyundai Ioniq 6 Cons: 

  • Headroom is limited
  • Not as practical as rivals
  • Sporty looks bit of a misnomer

Our Hyundai Ioniq 6 review covers:

Hyundai Ioniq 6 Key Features

  • Eye-catching sporty exterior and pixel-look lights
  • Premium interior complimented by a two-screen set-up
  • 401-litre boot
  • One 74kWh battery available, with one or two motors
  • Two trim levels: Premium and Ultimate

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 comes with a sporty yet exotic exterior. It has a normal front with Hyundai's distinctive pixel-look lights, and the roof declines towards the rear to give it a sporty look. 

As a slick four-door coupe, the Ioniq 6 isn't blessed in terms of practicality. Legroom is good throughout the cabin, however, headroom is restrictive for anyone over six feet tall, thanks to the sloping roofline.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 exterior

For storage, Hyundai has provided a centre console with a big storage area underneath, a drawer instead of a glovebox, and see-through door bins.

Boot space comes in at 401 litres, which falls short of the Polestar 2 and the Tesla Model 3. Because of the Ioniq 6's body shape, the opening isn't the easiest for loading heavy goods, but there's a small front boot under the bonnet for smaller items.

Interior and Trims

The interior of the Ioniq 6 is towards the premium end of the spectrum. Everything feels very well put together, and a range of soft-touch plastics and high-quality materials are dotted about.

For technology, you'll find a dual-screen set-up. Both the infotainment system and the digital instrument display are 12.3 inches and are conjoined on the same panel across the dashboard. The infotainment system comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard and a handy wireless charging pad.

Two trim levels are available for the Hyundai Ioniq 6: Premium and Ultimate.

The entry-level Premium has 20-inch alloy wheels, a heated steering wheel and front seats, privacy glass, LED lights, lane keep assist, smart regenerative braking and forward collision avoidance assist.

Ultimate completes the lineup with a head-up display, remote smart parking assist, ventilated and leather front seats, driver seat memory function, an electric sunroof, a BOSE Premium Audio system, blind spot monitoring, and parking collision avoidance assist.

Power and Performance

The Ioniq 6 has a 74kWh battery with one or two motors.

The entry-level single motor comes with 228bhp, a top speed of 115mph, and an acceleration from 0-62mph in 7.4 seconds. The dual motor increases power output to 325bhp and reduces acceleration time to just 5.1 seconds.

The single-motor rear-wheel drive set-up comes with an official electric range of 339 miles, better than the Tesla Model 3 and only three miles short of the Polestar 2.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 interior

If you're looking for an electric car that's good around town and capable on long journeys, the Ioniq 6 will fit the bill.

At lower speeds, engine noise is minimal, and the steering is light and accurate, making driving effortless. If you're upping the speed on a country road, body lean is well-contained, and there's plenty of grip.

On the motorway, the Ioniq 6 has no issues getting up to speed, and it's also composed at cruising speed, and engine noise is kept to a minimum. The only criticism is that ride comfort isn't as good as the Ioniq 5, but that's expected for a sportier car.

Leasing vs Buying

Prices for the new Hyundai Ioniq 6 start from £46,260.00 OTR* or to lease from £337.58 per month.

Looking to get behind the wheel of the Hyundai Ioniq 6? Nationwide Vehicle Contracts offer a range of leasing deals to suit your every need.

Leasing is a more affordable than buying a car outright, thanks to a low initial deposit and fixed monthly payments.

*' On the road' price correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change, always check with your nearest retailer.