June 29, 2022

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a new all-electric compact crossover that looks futuristic without feeling like it’s trying too hard. 

The Ioniq at first glance looks like a hatchback, but it is intended to be a crossover that competes with Tesla Model Y and Ford Mustang Mach E. Pricing starts at around $41,195. The Ioniq 5 comes equipped with advanced technology and a versatile interior. The Ioniq name is intended as a Hyundai sub-brand, which means that there will be multiple models under its name. 

With its long wheelbase coming in at 118 inches and wider stance, you would be surprised to find the Ioniq 5 is a lot larger than it may look in pictures. Direct competition comes from the Tesla Model Y, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volkswagen ID.4, and Nissan Ariya.

Price

SE Standard Range               $41,195

SE Long Range                      $45,245

SEL Long Range                    $47,495

SE Long Range AWD             $48,395

SEL Long Range AWD           $50,645

Limited Long Range                $52,345

Limited Long Range AWD       $55,745

Performance

The Ioniq 5 is an EV powertrain that’s available with multiple motor sizes and in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. The standard-range battery in rear-wheel drive generates 168 horsepower. The longer-range battery in rear-wheel drive configuration generates 225 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque and can reach 5 to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds. The all-wheel drive version comes equipped with 320 horses and 446 pound-feet torque and can achieve 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

Exterior

When taking a look at the Ioniq 5’s exterior, it looks like a breath of fresh air. The overall shape of this vehicle isn’t too unusual. The body lines, on the other hand, help set it apart from its competition giving it a futuristic and distinctive shape compared to other electric vehicles. The taillight design has a light bar going across the entire rear end which is made up of pixillated rectangular squares, giving it an ‘80s video game vibe. The futuristic styling of the rear also flows really well throughout the entire exterior. Running lights up front have the same square or rectangular design that compliments the rear. To continue its futuristic look, the wheels give it a sort of cyberpunk cyclone pattern.

Range, Charging, and Battery Life

The standard 58.0-kWh battery pack in the Ioniq 5 will provide 220 miles of range on a single charge. The larger 77.4-kWh pack is rated at 256 miles that is equipped with dual motors and 303 miles with a single one. The Ioniq 5’s larger battery can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in around 18 minutes or add 68 miles in about five minutes when plugged into a DC fast charger. The Ioniq 5 is compatible with the latest high-powered DC fast-charging stations and can be charged at home or at public charge stations.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe

The Ioniq 5 with the long-range battery and rear-wheel drive has a combined EPA rating of 114 MPGe; adding all-wheel drive drops that estimate to 98 MPGe. With rear-wheel drive and a standard-range battery, the EV SUV is expected to get 110 MPGe combined. Once we can test these on our 75-mph highway route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen, we can evaluate their real-world efficiency. For more information on the Ioniq 5’s fuel economy, visit the EPA website.

Interior 

The Ioniq 5’s interior has a far more traditional layout when compared to the exterior. There’s plenty of space in both rows for adults and the seats are comfortable for long drives. Passenger seats recline and have footrests available to tickle your fancy. The ride of the Ioniq 5 is very smooth and road noise and vibration have been kept to a minimum. Its large center console has lots of storage space and on top-spec limited trims that slide back and forth between the front seats. The only downside is visibility. The view out of the front is nice, but the thick rear pillars produce large blind spots. A magnetic panel next to your dash is a great addition. This allows you to be able to mount your cell phone with ease. For its size, the Ioniq 5 has adequate storage space. If you remove the floor it allows for even more storage if needed.

Infotainment and features

When selecting different driving modes on the Ioniq 5, each one takes on its own unique look on the display. ECO Mode, Normal Mode, Sport Mode, and Snow Mode are available to use on the Ioniq 5. The steering wheel is capacitive touch, which means that you don’t have to jiggle it to let the car know that you’re paying attention, you can just rest your hand on it. The Ioniq 5 also comes equipped with a dual-screen layout— a 12.0-inch touchscreen that shares a panel on the dash with a 12.0-inch digital gauge cluster with straightforward and very intuitive software that makes it easy to navigate. In addition, the Ioniq 5 offers a plethora of standard technology features. Highway Driving Assist 2 features enhanced adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist. The aids work by helping reduce driving fatigue and avoid possible collisions. The Ioniq 5 also comes with Hyundai’s Bluelink app that allows owners to control a number of the car’s functions. You can use this app to turn on the heater or air conditioning before driving, set charge time limits, and see charging stations. Other smartphone-integrated apps such as Apple CarPlay,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Android Auto, plenty of USB ports, and advanced voice-recognition technology are also available. To help keep your eyes on the road, the Ioniq 5 also features a heads-up display with augmented reality that projects navigation directions on the windshield. A drawback of the infotainment system is they’ve integrated the heated seat control into the screen and accessing it is unnecessary. In order to turn on your heated seat in this car, you have to first press this warmer button in the climate controls below the screen and then your heated seat controls pop up from there, and you then turn on the heated seat. It’s a two-step process in this car. The same steps go for the heated steering wheel.                                           

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The Ioniq 5 offers a Level 2 autonomous drive mode called Highway Driver Assist 2. It can drive on the highway and change lanes with little to no driver intervention. The time that it takes to switch lanes can take some time, but it’s a great feature regardless.

  • Available forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
  • Available lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
  • Available adaptive cruise control

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Hyundai provides one of the best warranty plans in the industry

  • Limited Warranty                        5 years or 60,000 miles
  • Powertrain Warranty                 10 years or 100,000 miles
  • Complimentary Maintenance      3 years or 36,000 miles
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