Hyundai Ioniq 5: The award-winning electric SUV

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 features a fully digitised dashboard with heavy components made of eco-friendly materials
The image shows the Hyundai Ioniq 5. — Hyundai
The image shows the Hyundai Ioniq 5. — Hyundai

Manufactured by Hyundai, the Ioniq 5 is an award-winning electric SUV for the year 2022, which highlights a variety of potencies of an electric-only powertrain.

Interior comfort

The interior of the Ioniq 5 features a tech-savvy space with a fully digitised dashboard and heavy components made of eco-friendly materials.

Its digital display, accompanied by augmented reality, is capable of projecting navigation directions on the windscreen, which is one of its many fanciful features.

To fully exploit its all-electric packaging, the brief crossover comes with a full-fledged flat floor, allowing maximum passenger and cargo space. The front seats can be reclined while having spacious leg room, letting you relax while charging the Ioniq 5.

With a wheelbase whose length is similar to that of the Hyundai Palisade, it has spacious room for the passengers in the front and rear seats.

Performance and power

The single, rear-mounted electric motor is paired with its battery, which generates 168 horsepower. This longer-range battery makes the rear-drive configuration produce 225 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, which the manufacturer claims propels this beast to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds, which validates its being priced at $43,000.

On the other hand, with 320 horses and a substantial 446 pound-feet, its all-wheel-drive version proves way more powerful, smoothly pushing the vehicle to touch 60 mph in 4.5 seconds on a variety of road surfaces.

In doing so, its massively wide tyres play vitally as they’re coupled with a low centre of gravity.

Battery, charging, and mileage

A standard 58.0-kWh battery pack backs this electric SUV, through which the Ioniq 5 delivers 220 miles of range on a single charge. Meanwhile, the larger 77.4-kWh pack is capable of delivering 266 miles with dual motors and 303 miles with a single motor.

To talk about the charging speed, Hyundai pledges the larger battery to be replenished from 10% to 80% in around 18 minutes, but only when plugged into a DC fast charger.

The company further added 68 miles to its mileage if a five-minute charge is given more.

DISCLAIMER: The price has been taken as of Nov 15, 2023, and is subject to change over time.