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Why the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is better than the Volkswagen ID.7 - AutoReview.nl

You don't just become Car of the Year 2023 at autoreview.nl. The Hyundai Ioniq 6 has to deal with its main competitor, the Volkswagen ID.7 ... and it does!

Ask the Volkswagen salesman about his best electric car, and he will proudly show you the Volkswagen ID.7. But if you are looking for a large electric sedan and you compare the numbers, you are better off going to the Hyundai dealer. Watch.

The Ioniq 6 is (much) cheaper than the ID.7

When you choose a new car, the price is often the deciding factor. The Hyundai Ioniq 6 sets a good example in two ways. To start with, it has a lower base price than the ID.7 (45,895 versus 61,490 euros) and thanks to that amount, the private EV buyer benefits from a 2,950 euro SEPP subsidy.

But the top model of the Ioniq 6 is also a good deal. The Lounge version with the large 77.4 kWh battery costs 58,895 euros, but then you also get more luxury than with Volkswagen. For example, the ID.7 Pro Business of 61,490 euros does not yet have a heat pump (1090 euros extra) and the premium audio system is included in an expensive package of 2250 euros. The Ioniq 6 Lounge has them as standard and is still cheaper to purchase.

Hyundai understands fast charging

The Volkswagen ID.7 supports fast charging with 175 kW and that is a decent score. The battery reaches 80 percent in 28 minutes. But as we also write in the article about fast charging with the Hyundai Ioniq 6, 18 minutes is actually the sweet spot. An 18-minute break is over in no time: you go to the toilet, drink a cup of coffee and answer a few texts and it's already time to go. With an ID.7 under your ass, the twiddling of your thumbs begins.


More freedom of choice with an Ioniq 6

Of Volkswagen ID.7 has 286 hp, a 77 kWh battery and a range of 617 kilometers. Hyundai is offering a version of the Ioniq 6 with 229 hp, 77.4 kWh and 614 km. But there are more possibilities. You can upgrade to an Ioniq 6 with two electric motors and 325 hp, or take a more affordable path with an affordable basic version with 151 hp, 53 kWh and 429 km.

Hyundai has much more to choose from when it comes to the drivetrain, but there are also more versions: three instead of one. Okay, in 2024 Volkswagen will add a second version to the ID.7 range. But then you also have less freedom of choice than with the Ioniq 6. And if you like red cars like us, you will definitely miss out on Volkswagen.

Do you want a 2 or 5 year warranty on your new car?

Volkswagen and Hyundai both provide an 8-year or 160,000-year warranty on the battery pack, but the car itself has very different warranty periods. Every Ioniq 6 leaves the dealer premises with a 5-year unlimited mileage manufacturer's warranty, while the ID.7 is covered by VW's meager 2-year EV manufacturer's warranty. Two!


Hyundai's designers are smarter

It's a nice idea: the accelerator and brake pedal of the ID.7 Pro Business have a play and a pause icon. But when you think about it, that's not true. You do not 'pause' your speed with the brake pedal. Actually, the + and – that Hyundai applies to the pedals of the Ioniq 6 make much more sense...

This post was last modified on December 29, 2023 6:14 am

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