2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 review: Is it worth it?

Vlada June 06 2022

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the South Korean carmaker's first electric vehicle (EV) based on its dedicated EV platform called E-GMP. It is a compact SUV that slots below the Tucson in terms of size. It comes with two battery options - a standard 58 kWh and an optional 77.4 kWh unit. The Ioniq 5 has a range of up to 300 miles on a single charge and can go from 0-60 mph in just 5.2 seconds.

The Ioniq 5 comes with a host of standard features including a 12.3-inch infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and a heads-up display. It also has standard fast charging that can recharge the battery up to 80% in just 45 minutes.

Engine

Eingine options include a 150 kW electric motor that produces 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque and a more powerful 200 kW unit that makes 226 hp and 258 lb-ft. Both motors are mated to a single-speed direct-drive transmission.

The Ioniq 5 is available in two trim levels - the base SE and the range-topping Limited. Standard features on the SE include 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, heated front seats, and keyless entry and start.

The Limited trim adds larger 19-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, an upgraded Bose audio system, a hands-free power liftgate, and a surround-view camera system.

Price

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 starts at $39,045 including destination for the SE trim and $45,645 for the Limited.

The Ioniq 5 is eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit as well as state and local incentives in some markets.

Fuel Economy and Fuel Tank Capacity

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a good choice for those who are looking for a fuel-efficient car. It has a fuel economy of 32 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Fuel tank capacity is an important thing when buying a car. Additionally, it has a fuel tank capacity of 13 gallons, so you won't have to stop to refuel as often as you would with other cars.

Interior

The Ioniq 5's cabin is spacious and airy, thanks to its large dimensions and flat floor. The battery pack is mounted under the floor, which frees up space for a roomy interior.

The SUV has a stylish and modern interior with high-quality materials used throughout. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, and the rear seats are spacious and offer good head- and legroom.

The Ioniq 5 comes standard with a 12.3-inch infotainment system, and it is one of the best in the business. The system is responsive and easy to use, and it comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Ioniq 5 has a large cargo area that can be expanded by folding down the rear seats. The SUV also comes with standard roof rails for carrying larger items.

Safety

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has not yet been crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The Ioniq 5 comes standard with a host of safety features, including adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and a surround-view camera system.

Conclusion

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a stylish and well-equipped EV SUV that offers good value for the money. It has a spacious and comfortable interior, plenty of standard features, and a long list of available safety technologies. Its only drawback is its lack of crash test data.

That said, the Ioniq 5 is a good choice for shoppers looking for an EV SUV with plenty of features and good range. It's also eligible for significant federal and state tax incentives, which can make it more affordable.