Hyundai Ioniq 6 review: interior, dashboard & infotainment
The Ioniq 6’s interior feels plush and airy and comes with all of the latest technology
Simply put, the Hyundai Ioniq 6’s interior is a very nice place to be. Swathes of ambient lighting give off a futuristic aesthetic, which is only bolstered by the car’s flashy and feature-packed dual-screen infotainment system. Build quality marks a small step up over the Ioniq 5, too, with plenty of soft-touch plastics and recycled eco-friendly materials.
Hyundai Ioniq 6 dashboard
Like many electric cars, the Ioniq 6’s cabin tries to be as minimalistic as possible, with a clean sweeping dashboard and few physical buttons. That’s not to say it’s all form over function, though; there are posh-feeling knurled dials on the steering wheel to adjust settings in the infotainment system, while the climate controls are thankfully housed in their own separate line of buttons, rather than being buried in the touchscreen.
Equipment, options & accessories
At the time of writing, there are two trim levels available on the Ioniq 6: Premium and Ultimate. Living up to its name, Premium trim comes loaded with luxury features including 20-inch alloy wheels, full-LED exterior lighting, a heated steering wheel and heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, a heat pump for better efficiency, a powered bootlid, plus a reversing camera and a host of other driver assistance features.
Stepping up to the Ultimate trim costs £3,500 and nets you a head-up display, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats, a sliding glass sunroof, a Bose sound system and a 360-degree camera system. However, we don’t think it’s really worth the extra, given the high level of standard equipment available on the Premium version.
Infotainment, apps & sat nav
Hyundai’s intuitive infotainment system is one of the best on the market – albeit with the occasional fiddly sub-menu and the severe lack of a physical ‘home’ button. It’s quick to respond, has crisp, clear graphics and features clever touches like the blind-spot displays in the instruments and speed-sensitive ambient lighting.
Built-in sat nav comes as standard on all cars, though Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is available if you’d rather use your phone’s software. It’s disappointing, though, that neither can be operated wirelessly – you have to plug in your device via a USB cable.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a strong competitor to the Tesla Model 3 and is as good to drive as it is stylish
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe Ioniq 6 may not quite have as long legs as some of its rivals, but it still offers plenty of range and fast charging
- 3Running costs & insuranceThe Hyundai Ioniq 6 is relatively expensive to buy, but a long warranty and low running costs could make it more affordable than you think
- 4Performance, motor & driveThe Ioniq 6 is by no means a true driver’s car, but it’s slightly more fun to drive than its Ioniq 5 sibling
- 5Interior, dashboard & infotainment - currently readingThe Ioniq 6’s interior feels plush and airy and comes with all of the latest technology
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityThe Hyundai Ioniq 6’s sloping roofline compromises practicality somewhat, but it’s still roomy enough for most families
- 7Reliability & safety ratingWe can’t say for sure whether the Ioniq 6 will be reliable or not, but a five-star safety rating shows it should be safe regardless