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Hyundai 2023 IONIQ 6 SE Long Range RWD achieves EPA-estimated driving range of 361 miles

The new, all-electric 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 has completed final EPA testing with the IONIQ 6 SE Long Range RWD trim receiving an EPA-estimated range of 361 miles. The IONIQ 6 SE AWD achieved an EPA-estimated range of 316 miles.


EPA testing also confirmed a 140 combined MPGe rating for the IONIQ 6 SE RWD Long Range. IONIQ 6’s 140 combined MPGe rating matches two Lucid Air models that are at the top of’s 2023 Top Ten Vehicles list.

Final EPA-estimated Range

IONIQ 6 Trim Level Final EPA-Estimated Range IONIQ 6 MPGe Combined
IONIQ 6 SE RWD Long Range
(18-inch wheels)
361 miles 140
IONIQ 6 SE AWD Long Range
(18-inch wheels)
316 miles 121
(20-inch wheels)
305 miles 117
(20-inch wheels)
270 miles 103
IONIQ 6 Limited RWD
(20-inch wheels)
305 miles 117
IONIQ 6 Limited AWD
(20-inch wheels)
270 miles 103

Continually improving the efficiency of our vehicles is always a top priority for our development teams. Instead of just adding a larger battery to increase the range, we chose to optimize IONIQ 6’s aerodynamic performance and its Electric-Global Modular Platform for efficiency to produce these long driving ranges.

—Olabisi Boyle, vice president, product planning and mobility strategy, Hyundai Motor North America


IONIQ 6’s ultra-low drag coefficient of 0.22 is assisted by a low nose, active air flaps, wheel gap reducers, elliptical wing-inspired spoiler with winglet, slight boattail structure, separation traps on both sides of the rear bumper, full underbody cover, deflectors and reduced wheel-arch gaps.



Interesting there is such a huge difference in range across the model range.
OK, so I can see two major changes: RWD vs AWD - which is responsible for ~17%, and 18" vs 20" wheels which is responsible for ~19.6%.
IMO, they should make a smaller battery RWD, 18" version with say 300 miles range, but lower cost and weight.
- to expand the model range.
It is funny how sensitive the vehicle range is to the wheel size and awd/rwd.


Hyundai has a 53 kWh Standard Range version, probably gets around 250 mile range.
To get a 300 mile range would need a 60 kWh size battery.

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