2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Dynamiq Review

2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 arrives in Australia! Futuristic design, eco-friendly materials, premium feel. An in-depth look at base "Dynamiq" spec.

Jacob Brooke
Expert reviewer
Updated on
February 9, 2024
Saucey score


  • Sleek futuristic look inside/out
  • Awesome 614km range (WLTP)
  • Cheeky fun Rear-Wheel drive


  • Pricey compared to Tesla Model 3
  • Single Electric motor lacks some punch
  • Only 200 coming to Australia!
Car specs

168kW + 350Nm

$74,000 + On-roads

614km Range (WLTP)

5-Star ANCAP

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The highly anticipated 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 has finally arrived in Australia, ready to make its mark on the EV market down under. When we first got our eyes on its futuristic design at Hyundai’s “N” festival last year, we couldn't wait to get behind the wheel and see how it compares to its competitors in the rapidly growing electric vehicle segment.

Hyundai is well-known for incorporating a multitude of eco-friendly materials in their EVs. We were eager to find out whether these materials would give off a cheap and flimsy impression or exude premium quality. Now, we believe we can confidently answer that question!

With limited initial allocation for the Australian market, we thought we'd give you an in-depth look at what the “Dynamiq” (base) spec of the IONIQ 6 has to offer, including its exterior design, interior features, and driving capabilities.

How much does the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Dynamiq cost?

The 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 is priced at $74,000 plus on-roads for the entry-level “Dynamiq”, which marks a $2000 price increase compared to the Ioniq 5 Dynamiq.

The mid-spec “Techniq” comes in at $83,500 plus on-roads and a range of upgrades including a front electric motor, and the “Epiq” comes in at $88,000 plus on-roads complete with digital side mirrors and a battery conditioning pack to top off the range.

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What do we think of the exterior looks of the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Dynamiq?

The 2023 Ioniq 6 is available in the following 7 colours:

  • Serenity White
  • Nocturne Grey
  • Abyss Black
  • Digital Green
  • Byte Blue
  • Biophillic Ink
  • Ultimate Red
  • Gravity Gold

We have the “Byte Blue” here today, really going hand-in-hand with Hyundai’s “Parametric Pixel” design language, and in our opinion, it looks really cool.

Built on the “eGMP” platform, the Ioniq 6 is based on the “Prophecy” concept car unveiled by Hyundai in 2020, and its low, long profile and smooth aerodynamic shape make it look like a spaceship sent to Earth just to impress us, humans. It probably has the drag coefficient of a spaceship too, with Hyundai engineers claiming a 0.21 drag coefficient, the lowest of any Hyundai EV (and lower than even the Porsche Taycan, and Tesla Model 3!).

The front of the car features a slim grille with automatically opening and closing air intakes and small LED headlights that create a pixel-like effect. The Hyundai logo in the front is completely flush with the body, to improve aerodynamics. Coming to the side, the profile is simple and sleek, with flush door handles that pop open automatically, and aerodynamic 18-inch alloys with eco tyres on the Dynamiq. The rear of the Ioniq 6 is unique and stunning with a sloping roofline that merges with the roof lid, making this 4-door sedan look very coupe-y. There is also a subtle Porsche-like “Ducktail” spoiler with (you guessed it) parametric pixel brake lights integrated.

The LED tail-lights also have the Parametric pixel look which goes across the entire rear of the car, and “Ioniq” is printed just below in Porsche-like fashion as well. We even noticed that the curved design of the tail lights were reminiscent of the lights on the Aussie classic “AU Falcon” sedan.

Overall, the new Ioniq 6 will not appeal to all tastes, but we think as an introduction to the future potential of Sedan EVs built on Hyundai’s eGMP platform, the Ioniq 6 looks outstanding, and frankly, like a car worth double its sticker price.

What’s the interior and connectivity like of the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Dynamiq?

Sitting inside the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a pretty wild place to be, it is spacious, comfortable, and basically verging on luxurious. The cabin is designed to feel like a “lounge” so we get things like a “glove drawer” instead of a traditional glovebox. We also get heaps of room, an awesome side effect of the eGMP architecture that the vehicle is built upon, which means we can sprawl out and have plenty of space to stow items throughout the cabin.

Looking ahead we get a bright and good-enough heads-up display, which pales in comparison to the 27-inch dual touchscreen that integrates both the infotainment display and digital instrument cluster. This is where Hyundai excels compared to rivals, the infotainment is clear, snappy, and easy to operate, with plenty of view options and information available in the instrument cluster too. We get blind-spot cameras across the range which work well, and the 360-camera and parking system is up there with the best in the segment.

This brings us to the semi-autonomous driving system which is achieved through the use of cameras and onboard radar systems, and it works seamlessly, making driving on the highway or even around town an incredibly easy task.

Coming back to comfort, the seats are made of eco-friendly materials that feel like leather, we don’t get the “relaxation seats” on the Dynamiq model (available in the Techniq and above) but I would say it’s not even necessary, the seats are fantastic, power-adjustable in every range of motion and have adjustable lumbar support as well.

What about the Back seats of the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Dynamiq?

One of the benefits of having a nearly 3-meter-long wheelbase is you get bucketloads of space, and the Ioniq 6 really does feel like a lounge in the back. The seats are just as comfortable as up front with exceptional leg room, however, toe-room can be a little cramped if your feet are underneath one of the front seats. This is inherent to Hyundai’s eGMP design which houses the batteries beneath the floor.

We found it amusing that the center console with rear air vents, 2x USB-C ports, and a small storage area, when viewed from the back seats, looks a little bit like a “screaming pig”. Let us know if you too, cannot unsee it. Overall the quality is fantastic throughout the cabin if you can look past some of the more “eco” feeling materials.

Another great addition is the interior vehicle-to-load (V2L) port which allows you to charge appliances on the go, great for people that work out in the field.

How much can it fit in the boot of the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Dynamiq?

The all-new Ioniq 6 is the first Hyundai EV to feature a “Frunk”! (Front trunk). While most owners will probably leave the 45L front cargo area as spare most of the time, we can’t help but appreciate the extra practicality. It is also a better storage place for the home charger and the Vehicle-to-load (V2L) adapter that comes with all Ioniq 6 models as standard!

In the actual boot, you get a generous 410L of storage space, which is decent for a coupe-y sedan, and the back seats fold down 60/40 for some extra storage, however, due to the battery in the floor and the extra cushioning in the seats, they don’t fold fully flat.

What’s under the bonnet of the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Dynamiq?

Powering the Dynamiq spec of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a single electric motor that produces 168kW of power and 350Nm of torque sent to the rear wheels exclusively.

The Techniq and Epiq trim levels come with a dual-motor electric powertrain, consisting of a 165kW rear motor, with an extra 74kW front motor, for a combined 239kW of power and a whopping 605Nm of torque to all four wheels.

All three variants come with the same 77.4kWh battery pack, though the Dynamiq has an extra almost 100km of range, at 614km compared to the Techniq and Epiq which have a claimed WLTP cycle of 519km. This is quite close to the real-world figure of about 550km which we got to a single charge in the Dynamiq.

How does the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Dynamiq drive?

It’s definitely the case that you will have a better overall driving experience in either the Techniq or the Epiq trims of this car due to the extra punch of that front motor, but we think the driving dynamics are pretty fun in the Dynamiq trim, given that it’s a dedicated rear-wheel drive. Starting with acceleration, while the dual-motor models achieve a standing stop to 100km/h in the low 5 seconds, we clocked the Dynamiq at 7.08 seconds, which is genuinely hot hatch territory, and plenty of acceleration for the average daily driver.

Steering is well-weighted in sports mode with good feedback, you can really feel the fact that the car is almost 2 tonnes as you take it around the corners, but due to its low centre of mass it handles ridiculously well. Body roll is evident due to the softer suspension tune but doesn’t detract from the overall performance. Overall the car is definitely fun around the twisties and having that rear-wheel drive is just a bonus, with the generous 350Nm of torque making itself evident as you can easily power oversteer should you choose to. We did find in a couple of situations that the motor took some time to roll into the acceleration, but we did test this car in the wet where - clearly - its AWD counterparts will outshine it in every way.

Switching to Eco mode, which is what the car is designed for, the steering lightens up a little, and the electric motor responsiveness backs down a notch, giving the car a smooth, refined edge that borders on luxury. In EVs road noise is a very important factor in determining the overall noise level in the cabin, and the Ioniq has excellent noise dampening. The cabin is quiet and free from vibrations and it certainly feels like all those recyclable materials have been put together very well.

Operating the technology is an enjoyable experience, the screens are big and bright enough to use in any lighting and come with a matte finish to negate glare. The climate controls are a nice mix of analog and digital with physical buttons, as well as physical media buttons which make navigation even quicker. The adaptive cruise control system (at this point, almost self-driving) is operated with a couple of clicks on the beautiful steering wheel, which is constructed entirely from eco-friendly leather. Probably one of the most futuristic steering wheels I have ever seen, with some (you guessed it) Parametric Pixels that apparently are Morse code for “H” which stands for “healthy balanced diet”.

I struggle to fault the Ioniq 6 Dynamiq in terms of driving and daily convenience, though I would say that it isn’t the most inspiring on the back roads, despite being very capable, I would probably still take a Tesla Model 3 over it in that scenario. Any other time, give me the Hyundai Ioniq 6, hands down.

Is the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Dynamiq Safe?

The 2023 Hyundai recently received a 5-star ANCAP safety rating, scoring 97% on adult occupant protection. It comes equipped with the following safety kit and features:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with:
  • Pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Junction turning assist
  • Lane-change oncoming
  • Reversing AEB
  • Blind-spot monitoring with assist
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert/assist
  • Adaptive cruise control including stop/start
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane-keep assist with lane centering
  • Intelligent speed limit assist
  • Rear occupant alert
  • Safe exit assist
  • 360-degree camera with front/rear parking sensors
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • High beam assist

How much does the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Dynamiq cost to service?

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 range is protected by Hyundai’s 5-year unlimited km warranty, and it also receives an 8-year or 160,000km coverage, whichever comes first for its battery pack and other high voltage components.

Maintenance is required every 2 years or 30,000km, whichever comes first. A service pack for the first 4 years (2 services) is available at $560 per service.

Final thoughts - should you buy the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Dynamiq?

Hyundai has achieved its goal of making a car that stands out from the crowd; with its mind-boggling futuristic exterior looks, interesting and premium eco-friendly materials on the inside, and surprisingly adept performance and handling, combining to produce a genuinely compelling case for why the Tesla Model 3 might just be going out of favour very soon.

However, with only just over 200 Dynamiq models making their way to our shores down under, you definitely won’t get sick of seeing them on the roads either. I think for the price point, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 fulfills the niche of eco-warriors who want to drive fast and look cool while doing so, and also get access to all the modern driving conveniences with no compromises. After my impressions of the Ioniq 5 last year, I had sky-high expectations for this new Sedan EV and I am happy to say that I have not been disappointed, and I don’t think you will be either.

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Jacob Brooke
Jacob Brooke, a respected voice in the world of automotive journalism, brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to his reviews at CarSauce. His keen eye for detail and passion for all things cars shine through in his in-depth analysis and honest evaluations of the latest models of cars. Join him as he guides readers through the car-buying process and explores the exciting world of motoring.
Car specs

168kW + 350Nm

$74,000 + On-roads

614km Range (WLTP)

5-Star ANCAP

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