Review: 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6

The Ioniq 6 has a curvy, beautiful look that's clearly inspired by Porsche.

The well-received Hyundai Ioniq 5 crossover has been followed up by.. a sedan? Sure enough, the new Ioniq 6 electric car is a sedan rather than another crossover-SUV. Yet somehow it fits perfectly and is one of the best cars we’ve driven so far this year.

The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a midsize sedan. Designed to be an EV from the get-go, the Ioniq 6 performs in the everyday like a standard car and just so happens to be electric instead of being an EV for EV’s sake. That’s part of what makes it so appealing.

There is a single-motor, rear-wheel drive model with a 53 kWh battery pack. This one outputs 149 horsepower and has an EPA-estimated range of 240 miles per charge. An all-wheel drive version has a 77.4 kWh battery, boosting output to 320 horsepower and EPA-estimated range to 316 miles per charge. This is the version we drove for a week. Our miles-per-charge average was slightly better than the EPA’s number, so most people will probably beat the EPA’s number; especially in city-heavy mixes. There is also a 77.4 kWh battery option with rear-wheel drive, which boost mileage estimates to 361 per charge.

The starting price for the 2024 Ioniq 6 is $39,000, which is pretty expensive for a midsize non-luxury model. Our test model, which had most of the bells and whistles, was $51,000 and change before delivery charges. That’s squarely in the luxury vehicle arena, price-wise. But it’s worth noting that other than the marque, the Ioniq 6 at that price is basically a luxury car. It has most of the things expected of a luxury vehicle at that price point and size.

The Ioniq 6 has a curvy, beautiful look that’s clearly inspired by Porsche. Those curves do have a downside, as rear headroom is a bit short if you’re over six feet in height. But if you’re in the habit of hauling around six footers in the rear of the car, you probably don’t want a sedan anyway. The Ioniq 5 is a better choice in that case.

One very high point for the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is its drive quality. It feels and handles like a well-done sports sedan. Thanks to the battery placement and AWD motor setup, the Ioniq 6 is very well balanced. Electric drive, of course, means it’s quick. This isn’t a track car, of course, but as a weekend road carver or a daily drive with panache, it’s a great one. Sharp handling and a tuned, but not stiff ride finish off that appeal.

We really like the 2024 Ioniq 6. It’s not perfect for everyone, but it’s definitely a contender for many.

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Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at