Hyundai Ioniq 5 information and reviews
One thing that everyone seems to agree on is that this is one sweet-looking electric vehicle. MotorTrend is impressed in this article. From the styling, decent electric range, fast charging, large swaths of interior volume, and eco-friendly interior materials, what's not to like?
"Major automakers have finally gotten serious about EVs, and Hyundai is the first to absolutely nail the formula." "Aside from the badge and, for the time being, the Supercharger network, there's really no good reason to buy a Tesla Model Y or Model 3 over a 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5." "things just got real". "The Ioniq 5 costs tens of thousands of dollars less than the Model Y, can go just about as far on a charge, charges faster, has more standard and optional features, is quieter inside, rides better, is built better, and has a better interior." And that is only in the first three paragraphs. I'd say MotorTrend is smitten with the Ioniq 5.
In this article, MotorTrend had the opportunity to test one at the track. It's quick (dual motor AWD). 4.4 seconds 0-60 quick. It handles really well, too. Just 0.2 seconds slower than a BMW M40i X3 in the figure-eight lap. Their response being "Holy smokes!" The handling came as a surprise because the suspension is compliant and comfortable. So comfortable AND fun! In comparing it to the Tesla Model Y, MotorTrend says that the Ioniq 5 possesses "visibly higher quality" inside and outside. The Model Y has more cargo space and a longer range, while the Ioniq 5 charges more quickly and costs less. They sum up by saying the Ioniq 5 is a "compelling all-rounder".
Road and Track adds their own spin: this looks like an electric hot hatch. And with an available 301 HP and 446 ft-lbs of torque giving it a 5.2 sec 0-62, they might be right. In addition to the items Motor Trend covers in the article above, Road and Track also talks about the 3.6 kWh charging station that can be used for powering your camping gear, or appliances at home in a pinch.
Having driven it, Road and Track says it is "one of the best affordable electric cars yet" right in the title of the article. They cite the looks, available, tech, thoughtful interior, and even the great sounding bose audio on the Limited model. They were glad that the shifter is simple (unlike many EVs), but they had high expectations for all of that and Hyundai delivered. What they found surprising was how "swift, secure, and all-around-charming the Ioniq 5 would be on the road." It is comfortable for sure, but also has adept handling. In fact, they felt that the suspension tuning is Genesis worthy.
JD Power has a study that they call the APEAL study. It stands for Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout and is meant to measure "owners' emotional attachment and level of excitement with their new vehicle". The Ioniq 5 placed second in its class, ahead of Compact SUVs such as the Honda CR-V, Toyota Rav4, Nissan Rogue, and others. A remarkable feat for its first year in existence.
Consumer Reports (subscription required) recommends the Ioniq 5, ranking it ahead of all other EVs in its class save for the Ford Mustang Mach-E. This places it ahead of the Tesla Model Y and VW ID.4. There were a ton of highlights. Among them were things like blistering acceleration (which they said matched the Tesla Model Y but was faster than the Ford Mustang Mach-E and VW ID.4), extremely quiet cabin, and deft handling yet a refined ride quality.
However U.S. News, compiling data from across several sources about the Ioniq 5, says that it is the consensus #1 ranked Electric SUV (as of writing on 6-27-22). Their highlights include easy-to-use technology, comfortable seats, great "fuel" efficiency, and, of course, gobs of power.
Car and Driver's test drive of the Ioniq 5 brought comments about it "charging" to the front of the EV SUV set. It is the only mass market EV SUV with 697-volt battery pack and 350-kW DC fast charging capability. With appropriate charging station hardware, it can charge from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes. Oh, and rightly equipped, it can accelerate to 60 MPH in under 5 seconds. Car and Driver comments that it corners well, feels stable due to its low center of gravity, and yet has a comfortable suspension. Add to the fast charging and excellent ride and handling the fact that controls are easy to use and that it has a roomy interior. Put all that together with sharp retro futuristic exterior styling and thoughtful interior cues and you can see why Car and Driver is singing its praises.
While this Car and Driver article doesn't offer much more than the article above, it does show that the Ioniq 5 earned an Editor's Choice award and places, in their opinion, second in its class.
Savage Geese checked out the AWD Limited Ioniq 5. They really like it (though their deadpan delivery might not make it obvious). What I like about this video is he points out that as great as some things about driving electric cars are, like the instant torque and futuristic styling, there are drawbacks like varying range based on a number of factors as well as varying levels of available charging stations. So how far can you really go and will you be stuck at the station for hours on end if you have to recharge on the road? Additionally, batteries are heavy and EVs can be heavier than normal cars, and this can translate into greater wear on tires and brakes and suspension bits. He sums up saying it is a great car, but there are things to keep in mind.
AutoGuide had a chance to get hands-on (but unfortunately not on-road) and found a lot to like about the Ioniq 5. Styling and comfort were stand-outs.
And now AutoGuide has taken one on a test drive in San Diego. They mention it has powerful acceleration and a controlled but well-damped ride. See all their test drive comments here.
They must have learned enough about it from their time with it to name it their 2022 Green Vehicle of the Year. They say the retro-futurist styling and 800-volt fast charging combine to make the Ioniq 5 the "coolest mass-market vehicle in ages."
Wow! Edmunds.com says that the Ioniq 5 AWD, properly equipped, has a quicker 0-60 than the Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD, Mustang Mach-E Premium Ext Range AWD, and the VW ID.4 Pro S dual motor AWD! And Edmunds.com says it out-handles the group as well, with an impressive balance between sporty handling and comfortable ride. About the only negative they found was that it towed the lowest amount of weight. So if you want to use your RV to tow, then a different option might be better. Otherwise its hard to beat the Ioniq 5!