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The Hyundai Ioniq 6 Limited Review

The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Limited is an iconic (yes, pun intended) electric vehicle from the makers of the Ioniq 5. It’s also one of the most distinct EVs on the road today. Here, at Napleton News, we get a charge out of things electric, and think you will too. Plug in and read what we think about this electrifying new vehicle from Hyundai.

What moves the Hyundai Ioniq 6 Limited?

There are several Ioniq 6 models available. They range from standard rear drive models to high-powered all-wheel drive versions.

These include:

  • The Ioniq 6 SE Standard Range RWD
  • Ioniq 6 SE RWD
  • The Ioniq 6 SEL RWD
  • Ioniq 6 Limited RWD
  • The Ioniq 6 SE Dual Motor AWD
  • Ioniq 6 SEL Dual Motor AWD
  • Ioniq 6 Limited Dual Motor AWD
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 Limited in profile.

Power for the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 comes from a 225-horsepower electric motor in a rear drive configuration. Other options include a 149-hp RWD variant as well as our tester, which featured a 320-horsepower all-wheel drive powertrain. There’s also a DC ultra-fast charging protocol that takes the pain out of long charging that occurs on a household charger or one that is advertised as a high-speed charger but turns out to be substandard in almost every way. That’s if they work at all. You know the type (We’re looking at you, Electrify America).

But what does the Ioniq 6 look like?

The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Limited.

Like a wind-cheating son-of-a-gun, it does! The Ioniq 6 is one slick hombre with a drag coefficient of 0.22, which puts it in the same company as the uber-chic Mercedes-Benz EQS and the ultra-swoopy Lucid Air.

The shape may not be for everyone but the longer we looked at it, the more we liked it. It included much of the same styling found on the Ioniq 5, including the square pixel styling cues found in the running lights and the rear quarter and trunk area. A spoiler helps channel air over the top while lower airflow channels away by underbody paneling.

An inside look at the Hyundai Ioniq 6 Limited

The Ioniq 6 Interior

The interior of the new Ioniq 6 is loaded with surprises. These begin with the panoramic display that stretches across the dashboard, offering everything from gauges to rearviews when you hit the turn indicators. On the central display screen are controls for Navigation, audio, climate and cellular connectivity. Yes, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are here, too.

The driver’s seat offers a comfortable place to do business. At first we felt a bit confined, meaning too close to the dashboard but that was quickly fixed once we adjusted the steering wheel position.

The first row seating in the Ioniq 6 Limited.

There are loads of details here and they could take up the entire review. We especially liked the full-length door pull that made it easier to close the doors than on other Hyundai vehicles we have recently tried. Also, the interior LED lighting changes periodically as you drive around. The gear selector knob is actually quite innovative in the sense you twist it downward to click into reverse. Click it upward for drive. Once you release it, the dial springs back into the center position.

The rear seat offered decent, if not great legroom. That’s okay though, as nobody left any paper in the complaint box.

Behind the wheel of the 6

The life of an EV owner requires a shuffling of the cerebral cortex. Basically, you need to rethink everything. This includes planning a trip, where to charge, how long to plan for a charge and so on. Our tester would charge to 100-percent, which in the case of the Limited model with AWD would yield around 290 miles. That’s not too shabby but we think most buyers will be expecting a range of at least 350 miles on a charge.

The best part of the charge is the 800-volt charging architecture that allows an owner to charge from 18-80% in as little as 18 minutes on a DC fast charger. That’s good for more than 200 miles of range.

The Iconic Ioniq 6 Limited.

Once the batteries are topped off, the Ioniq 6 can get up and go like stink. Just hold on, and remember that acceleration is probably faster than any previous vehicle you may have owned. Zero to 60 mph can come as soon as five seconds. That’s faster than many 1980’s era muscle cars.

Slowing down is as simple as any gas-burning vehicle. Just squeeze the brake pedal to bring things under control. But there’s another way that drivers may find more engaging and a little bit of fun, besides. This involves the paddle shift levers with their multiple forms of engagement. Drivers can pull on the left paddle shifter to engage the I-pedal. This allows for one-pedal-driving. In other words, lift your foot off the accelerator and it will immediately slow down, disengaging the accelerator.

Talk about putting your foot into it!

Hyundai Ioniq 6 Limited Specifications

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 AWD
Engine Type electric motor
Horsepower 320
Torque 446
Transmission Single-speed Automatic transmission with AWD
Fuel Economy (Combined/City/Hwy) 103 avg / 111 city/ 94 hwy
Suspension F/R MacPherson Struts/Multilink
Turning Circle 39.2
Also Available Standard and Advanced Models
Specs
Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty 10 years/100,000 miles
NHTSA Safety Rating Not Rated
Max Seating Capacity 5
Wheelbase 116.1 inches
Overall Length 191.1 inches
Width 74.0 inches
Height 58.9 inches
Trunk Space 11.1 cubic feet
Headroom, Front 36.8 inches
Headroom, 2nd 38.3 inches
Legroom, 1st 45.4 inches
Legroom, 2nd 34.7 inches
Shoulder room, 1st row 58.0 inches
Shoulder room, 2nd row 57.3 inches

This post was published on April 1, 2024

Mark Elias

I've loved everything on wheels: Trains, Planes and definitely Automobiles. I am constantly in search of the latest in new technology, which makes our lives better each day, but will always respect the classics. You can't continue forward without first taking a look back at where you've been.

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