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Hyundai Ioniq 6 review: boot space, seating & practicality

The Hyundai Ioniq 6’s sloping roofline compromises practicality somewhat, but it’s still roomy enough for most families

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Boot space, seating & practicality rating

3.5 out of 5

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 offered plenty of interior space thanks to its boxy shape. However, the Ioniq 6’s sleek saloon silhouette means that practicality is somewhat compromised compared to its hatchback sibling. The 6 is by no means an impractical car, but if you’re looking for outright versatility, there are much more spacious options out there in the premium EV market.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 interior space, storage & comfort

One drawback of the Ioniq 6’s sloping roofline is headroom. Anyone over six feet tall might find themselves brushing against the headliner, especially in the rear, though we found this was an issue even in the driver’s seat, too. Legroom on the other hand is extremely generous all around, thanks to the electric saloon’s 2.95-metre wheelbase, which is roughly the same as that of a BMW 5 Series.

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Each front door has a decent-sized door pocket with a cutout to house a water bottle. The front seats can also be reclined if you so wish to allow you to relax and even take a nap whilst you wait for your car to charge.

Boot space

Unlike a BMW i4 or Polestar 2, the Ioniq 6 doesn’t feature a hatchback-style tailgate, instead you get a somewhat oddly shaped opening. The 401-litre luggage capability is decent enough, and there’s a 41-litre frunk under the bonnet in rear-drive models – handy for your charging cables. However, if you go for the all-wheel drive version that’s reduced to a mere 12 litres, and overall the Ioniq 6’s rivals have much more cargo space, especially the Model 3.

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Hello there, I’m Tom Jervis and I have the pleasure of being the Content Editor here at DrivingElectric. Before joining the team in 2023, I spent my time reviewing cars and offering car buying tips and advice on DrivingElectric’s sister site, Carbuyer. I also continue to occasionally contribute to the AutoExpress magazine – another of DrivingElectric’s partner brands. In a past life, I worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcast assistant for regional services in the east of England – constantly trying to find stories that related to cars!

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