- The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 EPA range numbers are out, and they’re better than the company’s initial estimates.
- The best-performing version manages 361 miles on a charge, while the shortest-range variant is still good for 270 miles.
- All range figures are with the 77.4-kWh battery pack. Smaller packs (with less range) will join the lineup after launch.
Ever since Hyundai first introduced the Ioniq 6 sedan, it boasted that the sleek sedan would offer the most range of its siblings on the E-GMP platform. Now, the EPA’s official estimates have been released, and the results confirm those claims.
The single motor 225 hp, rear-wheel drive Ioniq 6 SE (with 18-inch wheels) sees an estimated headline-making range of 361 miles. The 320-hp dual-motor, all-wheel drive SE is good for 316 miles.
SEL and Limited trim levels (with 20-inch wheels) have relatively low range figures of 305 miles for the single motor, RWD variant and 270 miles with dual motor and AWD.
This range figure is for the 77.4-kWh battery pack, which will be the only one available when the Ioniq 6 goes on sale this spring. A smaller, 53.0-kWh unit (with a correspondingly shorter range) will join the lineup at some point later in the model year.
With the same powertrain and battery pack, the Ioniq 6 goes further than its EV siblings, the Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 and Genesis GV60. Part of the credit goes to the banana-shaped sedan’s smooth aerodynamic profile, which gives it a claimed drag coefficient of just 0.22 (the foreign-market version with a side-view camera instead of mirrors is 0.21).
Asked about the big range difference between the Ioniq 6 model with 20-inch wheels versus the one rolling on 18, Hyundai said that the smaller wheels are also narrower and wear narrower tires and lower rolling resistance. The SE model also has less equipment than the SEL and Limited, making it lighter.
Like other cars on the E-GMP platform, the Ioniq 6 will offer 400- and 800-volt charging. Connected to a 350-kW charger, the Ioniq 6’s battery can be recharged from 10 to 80 percent in less than 20 minutes, according to Hyundai. The car will also offer V2L (vehicle-to-load) capability to power external accessories, using available adapters.
The Ioniq 6 goes on sale this spring. Pricing has not been announced, but we estimate it will come in under $50,000.