2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 - An All Rounder

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

Overview

MSRP range: $39,950 - $55,000

One of two battery packs—a 58-kWh pack (delayed availability) or a 77.4-kWh pack—is included with the Ioniq 5. The Ioniq 5 range's entry-level battery pack, which has a single electric motor that drives the rear wheels, is smaller. Models of the Ioniq 5 with the larger battery are available with rear-wheel drive or with an extra engine up front for all-wheel drive.

The electrical architecture of the Ioniq 5 is compatible with the most recent high-powered DC fast-charging stations, which is a plus. According to Hyundai, you could charge your Ioniq 5 from 10% battery charge to 80% in just 18 minutes by connecting to a 350-kW charger, for example. The Ioniq 5 also has a fascinating feature that lets you use the battery pack in the vehicle to power tools, electronics, and other equipment.

With striking exterior style, substantial digital infotainment screens, and a wealth of standard and optional features, Hyundai completes the picture.


Pros
Cons
What’s New
  • A smooth ride.
  • The ability to see behind is relatively limited.
  • Newly developed compact electric SUV.
  • A comfortable interior design.
  • Smaller than normal for the class are the trunk and rear storage.
  • Based on a specific EV architecture
  • Amazing fuel economy and a greater than average driving range.
  • Erratic cabin design.
  • option of all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive.

    Performance

    The Ioniq 5 is a simple electric vehicle to learn and makes for a fantastic daily driving experience. The Ioniq 5 has exceptional traction and smooth, quick acceleration with the dual electric motor configuration that we evaluated.

    Driving in the city is simple and brisk. You can control the amount of regenerative braking, which is when an electric vehicle slows down after you release the throttle and aids in recharging the battery pack. Additionally, the transition to the standard friction brakes is so seamless that you probably won't even notice. The way the Ioniq 5 handles is another pleasant surprise. This EV can be driven erratically through turns while still being enjoyable.

    Ioniq 5 variants with rear-wheel drive have a 225-horsepower single electric motor. Two electric motors with a combined output of 320 horsepower are used in all-wheel-drive variants. A single-speed transmission is part of both powertrains.

    This Hyundai is responsive and quick with either engine. It eagerly picks up speed from a stop, and passing and merging movements on the highway never feel underpowered.

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    Charging

    The Ioniq 5 can be charged at home by plugging it into a 240-volt outlet, or it can be charged at public charging stations that are available in many different places, such as parking lots and gas  stations.

    It takes roughly 6.75 hours to completely charge the Ioniq 5's battery when using a 240-volt household outlet (like the one your dryer is attached to). Depending on the power output of the fast-charging station, you can charge from 10% to 80% in 18 to 25 minutes. In the United States, there are currently around 43,000 public charging stations and about 120,000 charging ports.

    MPGe

    The efficiency of this Hyundai is difficult to match. It achieves 132 MPGe in the city and 98 MPGe on the interstate with RWD. This decreases somewhat for the RWD Standard Range model, to 127/94 MPGe city/highway. If you choose AWD, the Ioniq 5 achieves 110/87 MPGe.

    Interior

    The Ioniq 5's interior has a much more traditional appearance than the exterior of the vehicle. The Ioniq 5 isn't what you're looking for if you want to be amazed by anything "from the future!" Its dual-screen design is simple to use and see from a distance. It has no unique EV learning curve and is simple to master.

    The inside is similarly simple throughout. There's plenty of space in both rows for adults. Rear passengers can recline their backrests and relax while being transported in almost complete silence because of this feature. Only visibility is a drawback. Although the rear roof pillars generate quite sizable blind zones, the front view is expansive.

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    Technology

    The Ioniq 5 has a ton of technological features. The majority of them come standard, and Hyundai's newest combination of improved adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assistance is called Highway Driving Assist 2. The aids function adequately to lessen driver weariness and prevent potential collisions, but they are not flawless in all circumstances.

    Hyundai's Bluelink app, which enables owners to operate a number of the car's features, is also included with the Ioniq 5. Before driving, you can turn on the heater or air conditioner, set charge time restrictions, and view charging stations using the app. Additionally, the standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity are included, and the entire infotainment system is quick.

    • Standard infotainment features: a 12.3-inch touch screen, navigation, a six-speaker stereo, HD Radio, satellite radio, Bluetooth, USB ports, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay
    • Available infotainment features: an eight-speaker Bose stereo and wireless device charging
    • Additional standard features: dual-zone automatic climate control and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster

    Storage

    The Ioniq 5 is not the storage space king overall. Only 27.2 cubic feet of storage space are available behind the second row via the rear hatch. That is less than what you would receive from a Tesla Model Y or Mach-E. Additionally, their cars provide far more functional front trunks. The Ioniq 5's is hardly big enough to hold the car's included charging wire. At least the rear seats can be folded flat for easier loading of long objects.

    There are many cubbies and places throughout the cabin to store bottles, wallets, and phones. The movable center console is also really nice, despite its dubious utility. Have young kids who require safety seats? The back seat recline-and-slide feature makes it simple to reach the top tether points, and we found the car seat anchors to be very accessible. If you install a rear-facing safety seat, the ample back legroom means that front seat comfort won't be compromised much.

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    Expert Advice

    The Ioniq 5 brings a unique quality to the table. It has a style that has a distinct 1980s hatchback vintage flavor to it and is more enjoyable to drive than the EVs in its class (and most non-EV SUV equivalents as well). Although it isn't a showy exotic, it does have a tiny X-factor that we don't believe other manufacturers will try to imitate very soon.

    The SEL adds a tonne of goodies above the SE for not a lot more money, making it our preferred specification. If you want rocket-like acceleration, the dual-motor setup—which is a pricey upgrade and cuts predicted range—is worthwhile.

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    FAQs

    Q. Is Hyundai Ioniq 5 reliable?

    Ans: The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is recommended by Consumer Reports. It is a mix of various other ratings in categories like the excellent CR road test and the average expected reliability. The vehicle scored remarkably well in all categories, including acceleration, gearbox, noise, and fuel efficiency.

    Q. Will Ioniq 5 hold its value?

    Ans: Hyundai Ioniq 5 - 42.8 Percent Resale Value After Five Years.

    Q. Is the Ioniq 5 available in the US?

    Ans: There are numerous versions of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 available in the US, but the base model with a 58.2 kWh battery won't hit the market for some time (Spring 2022). The most advanced models have a range of more than 300 miles per charge. Find out the asking price for nearby inventory.

    Q. Is the Hyundai Ioniq a good buy?

    Ans: Only a small number of owners reported having one or more defects within the first year, typically electrical, engine, or gearbox-related, giving it top marks for dependability and build quality.