The Hyundai Ioniq 5 impresses as a fast-charging SUV with a commendable driving range thanks to a blend of 1980s eight-bit design and a very impressive new-era electric.
A 168 horsepower, single-motor, rear-drive Ioniq 5 and a 320 horsepower, all-wheel-drive, dual-motor vehicle with an estimated 266-mile range are both available.
With a range of 303 miles, the large-range, single-motor, rear-drive model is one of the most powerful EVs open today for less than $60,000.
The Ioniq 5 family hatchback represents a significant improvement in Hyundai’s capacity to compete with high-end electric rivals, inspiring EV buyers who are drawn to the Korean manufacturer by its stylish design, excellent onboard technology, and practical range and charging speeds to make an investment.
The manufacturer has enhanced the Ioniq 5’s great curb appeal with affordable pricing, abundant standard kit, and cutting-edge active safety technologies in addition to its spectacular appearance and distinct feeling of cool.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is among the greatest vehicles you can buy if you’re considering a new vehicle purchase and have the financial resources.
In order to match EVs like the Porsche Taycan and Lucid Air, the 350-kW DC fast-charging capacity is the real star of this vehicle. The Ioniq 5 has a lot of space inside, with more capacity for back passengers than either the Ford Mustang Mach-E or Volkswagen ID.4.
Hyundai updates the Ioniq 5’s equipment subtly enough to raise some of its EPA ratings even though it only made its debut last year. The EPA has increased the range estimate for all-wheel drive versions from 256 miles to 266 miles.
Additionally, their MPGe ratings have slightly increased. All versions now come equipped with a battery heating system and a preconditioning feature as standard.
Finally, if you do decide to tow something with the Ioniq 5, you should be aware that the SEL and Limited models have a 2300-pound maximum tow rating.
What is the price of a Hyundai Ioniq 5?
The 228-hp RWD long-range Ioniq 5 has the lowest starting price and costs $44,000. Hyundai will eventually release a base model with 168 horsepower and a 220-mile range with a starting price of $39,700.
Talking about the Limited AWD vehicle at the top trim level, which cost $54,695 — or $55,920 if you include the destination fee. Starting out isn’t cheap.
By EV standards, however, the price doesn’t increase significantly, however, a vehicle with an N-power rating of more than 500 hp would change that.
When it comes to the 2023 Ioniq 5, going large will get you home. For this reason, we’d suggest the rear-drive SEL grade, which is priced far below $50,000 and has an EPA-estimated 303 miles of range and 225 horsepower.
A hands-free power liftgate, faux leather inside accents, ambient interior lighting, a heated steering wheel, wireless charging, and more are included as standard.
Hyundai and its subsidiary brand Kia have been at the forefront of developing well-made, useful electric family cars in recent years.
Models like the Ioniq and Kona, as well as the larger Santa Fe SUV, all, have mild- or plug-in hybrid technology. The former two cars are also available with the advantages of zero-emission, all-electric propulsion.
But forward-thinking automakers must keep moving the needle if they don’t want to risk EV obscurity, and Hyundai has achieved this with its Ioniq 5 hatchback/crossover.
The Ioniq 5 is Hyundai’s first vehicle to use its new Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), a departure from the design used thus far across its electric, hybrid, and combustion-engined models. As the company’s basis for its next-generation EV technology, it is incredibly impressive.
Performance and power
The Ioniq 5 has an all-electric drivetrain with a range of power options. There is 168 horsepower available from the standard-range battery and the electric motor at the back of the vehicle.
Hyundai claims the Ioniq 5 will accelerate to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds with its rear-drive arrangement that produces 225 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The all-wheel-drive model has 320 horsepower and a significant 446 pound-feet of torque, making it far more potent and quicker.
Battery Life, Charging, and Range
In theory, the Ioniq 5’s range will be 220 miles with a battery pack with a capacity of 58.0 kWh. With two motors, the larger 77.4 kWh battery is capable of 266 miles of travel and 303 miles with only one motor.
On our real-world range test at 75 mph, the dual-motor model covered 210 miles on a single charge. When hooked into a DC fast charger, Hyundai claims the larger battery can be recharged from 10 to 80 percent in about 18 minutes; it is also said to add 68 miles in about five minutes.
The Ioniq 5 gets a combined EPA rating of 114 MPGe with the long-range battery and rear-wheel drive; adding all-wheel drive reduces that estimate to 101 MPGe (up from 98 last year).
The standard-range battery and rear-wheel drive are estimated to give the EV SUV 113 MPGe combined. The dual-motor Ioniq 5 we tested as part of our rigorous testing program on our 75 mph highway route covered 210 kilometers on a single charge.
Ioniq 5 Interior
The interior of the Ioniq 5 is a high-tech area with a digital dashboard and lots of eco-friendly materials. One fancy feature is a head-up display with augmented reality that can project navigation instructions onto the windshield.
The all-electric small crossover makes the most of its packing by having a floor that is fully flat for the most amount of the passenger and baggage rooms. While the Ioniq is charging, passengers may unwind in the front seats, which also recline and have footrests.
The 5 features more front and back seat passenger space thanks to a wheelbase that is longer than the Hyundai Palisade’s third row. On top-spec Limited trims, the spacious center console slides back and forth between the front seats and features plenty of storage space.
It won’t be as outrageous as the outside, but it will be a crucial selling factor for the Ioniq 5. The interior of the Kona EV, which is constructed on an ICE base that has been converted, feels stifled, while the Ioniq 5 makes the most of having no gas engine by providing a tonne of space.
Its 118.1-inch wheelbase is about four inches longer than the wheelbase of the Hyundai Palisade, a three-row vehicle. That gives you plenty of room to spread your feet across both rows.
The simple center console used by Hyundai also creates additional space. Without incident, I managed to fit two children in big car seats in the backseat.
In addition to feeling contemporary and luxurious, like a typical contemporary Hyundai interior, the user interface exhibits attention to detail not found in many EVs. From a 9:00 position, you may switch between drive modes without moving your hand.
A physical toggle switch that is easy to grip is the radio tuner. The climate control buttons are haptic, often one of my pet peeves, but they are evenly spaced out so you don’t have to use distractingly precise laser focus to operate them. Ioniq 5 feels just as simple to use as it is to drive.
The Ioniq subbrand, according to Hyundai, promotes linked living, and the Ioniq 5 includes a wide range of cutting-edge connectivity and infotainment capabilities.
Both the digital gauge cluster and the touchscreen are located on the same dash panel, but the latter only features the 12.0-inch touchscreen that serves as the center of entertainment. Advanced speech recognition software, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all included in this. Unfortunately, wires are necessary for Apple and Android’s smartphone connection.