This is a comprehensive comparison of the specs and features between the two popular small electric sedands, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 and Tesla Model 3. This comparison focuses on the most comparable variants of each model, click to view full technical specs:
Price and Incentives
As of the date of this comparison, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 RWD costs $3,600 more than the Tesla Model 3 Long Range before on-road costs and applicable state government incentives.
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Size and Dimensions
Both EVs are considered to be spacious and practical. Built on dedicated EV platforms, their interior space is akin to a typical medium-sized sedan, whereas its external footprint is of a small sedan.
The Ioniq 6 is the longer car with more interior room, particularly for the rearseat passengers. The Model 3 holds the advantage when it comes to storage with its larger boot and frunk.
Range and Performance
On paper, The Ioniq 6 RWD and Model 3 Long Range offer identical, class leading claimed range of 614 km. The Model 3 Long Range features dual-motors resulting in more power and substantially faster acceleration. Ride comfort based on our indepdent testing favours the Ioniq 6.
Battery and Charging
The Ioniq 6 offers substantially faster charging experience than the Model 3 public DC charging.
The Ioniq 6 also offers the advantage of V2L which allows you to use the car's battery as a mobile power bank.
Calculate your personal charging costs and times for each model using this calculator.
The Ioniq 6 and Model 3 offer similar levels of driver assist technology. Tesla's autopilot takes a more hands on approach to driver assistance whereas the Ioniq 6's system is focusd on driver guidance. The Ioniq 6 offers the advantage of 12.3 inch drivers display, heads up display and 360 degree camera which the Model 3 lacks.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Warranty and Servicing
The Ioniq 6 offers a marginally better warranty compared to the Model 3.
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