Hyundai Ioniq 6 review: range, battery & charging
The Ioniq 6 may not quite have as long legs as some of its rivals, but it still offers plenty of range and fast charging
|Model||Range||Battery size||Wallbox charge time||Rapid charge time|
|Single motor||338 miles||77.4kWh||10hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||18mins (10-80%, 220kW)|
|Dual-motor||322 miles||77.4kWh||10hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||18mins (10-80%, 220kW)|
To put it bluntly, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 has tough competition when it comes to outright range; thanks to an update in 2023, the Polestar 2 is now able to return around 400 miles on a single charge, with the upcoming Volkswagen ID.7 set to go even further. While it can’t quite keep up with the latest rivals, the Ioniq 6 still offers more than enough range for most buyers, plus ultra-fast charging for when the battery gets low.
Hyundai Ioniq 6 range
No matter whether you go for the single or dual-motor powertrain, all Ioniq 6s come equipped with a 77.4kWh battery pack. This is enough for up to 338 miles on a single charge in the rear-wheel-drive single motor car and a slightly reduced 322-mile range in the four-wheel-drive dual-motor Ioniq 6.
What truly sets the Ioniq 6 apart from some other electric cars is its charging capabilities; every Hyundai Ioniq 6 comes as standard with 220kW DC ultra-rapid charging. If you manage to find a 350kW charger – these are relatively few and far between at the moment – it’s possible to top up the Ioniq 6 from 10-80% in as little as 18 minutes. More common are 100kW rapid chargers that’ll do the same in roughly 45 minutes.
Most of the time you’ll likely be plugging in at home using a 7.4kW wallbox – this will fully charge the Ioniq 6 in around 10 and-a-half hours. A three-pin plug can be used as a last resort, although expect a full charge to take more than a day.
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 & charging - currently readingThe 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 & infotainmentThe 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