The 2022 Los Angeles Auto Display was a little but mighty show that includes reveals from hefty hitters like the Toyota Prius and Subaru Impreza. But the star of the show — and Autos.com’s Greatest in Clearly show — is the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6, the most recent electrical vehicle from the South Korean automaker.
Here’s why our panel of editors chose the Ioniq 6 as Cars.com’s Best in Exhibit.
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Jennifer Newman, Editor-in-Chief
With the Ioniq 6’s unveiling, Hyundai has strike again-to-back again dwelling operates as it adds to its EV lineup. To my eye, the Ioniq 6 gives off Porsche vibes, specially when viewed from the rear. The Ioniq 6 also picks up the Ioniq 5 electric SUV’s pixel topic, with small squares sprinkled throughout the interior and exterior, including the change alerts, taillights and throughout the spoiler. The Ioniq 6 retains the Ioniq 5’s roomy interior but swaps the SUV’s slidable center console for a flat bridge. As an Ioniq 5 proprietor, what had me most energized is the button that normally takes you instantly to the controls for heated and ventilated seats somewhat than forcing the driver to dig by menus to adjust these controls it is a small but thoughtful and appreciated update.
Brian Normile, Street Examination Editor
I’m extra lukewarm on the Ioniq 6’s traces, but it’s undeniably distinct and extremely substantially an Ioniq EV. The swooping strains make a strong assertion about its performance target, and the guarantee of much more vary from equally the rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive Ioniq 6 compared to the Ioniq 5 — utilizing identical powertrains — is compelling. The roomy inside and its sustainable elements also gain factors with me, as do the primarily actual physical controls. The choice to go the window switches to the center console a la the Ford Bronco is an attention-grabbing a single, but not a deal-breaker by any suggests. The swooping roofline cuts into backseat headroom, but there’s so a great deal legroom that it feels like a fair trade.
Damon Bell, Senior Research Editor
What impresses me most about the Ioniq 6 is that it is unabashedly a car. Its overtly streamlined form actually stands out in the sea of boxy vehicles and wagon-shaped SUVs that dominate today’s new-car or truck landscape. It is just one of the sleekest, smoothest sedans I’ve viewed in current memory, and the glimpse is emphatically “form follows functionality.” Its unconventional proportions make me feel of the 1930s Chrysler Airflow or 1970s Citroen SM — common autos with similarly unorthodox profiles. The Ioniq 6’s cabin is as initial as its exterior and far more roomy than you may possibly hope presented the swoopy, sloping roofline. I’m 6 toes, 6 inches tall, and I in good shape in the backseat improved than I imagined I would thanks in part to the generous legroom and flat ground with no centre driveline hump. Hyundai has crafted a daring, design-ahead motor vehicle that does not neglect practicality.
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