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Hyundai IONIQ 5

Pure Electric

EV=269mi

Seats 5

19ft3 Cargo

L=182
W=74
H=63

58kWh Battery

IONIQ 5's Performance, Interior or Exterior specifications haven't been published yet by Hyundai, however many of the car’s important characteristics are discussed in this review:

Korean automaker Hyundai has unveiled its IONIQ 5, a revolutionary crossover EV that brings cutting edge technologies, ultra-fast charging, an excellent 300-mile pure electric range (with an optional 72.6kWh battery) and a striking design to consumers. The car’s advanced electric drive architecture and forward thinking in all aspects of its manufacture have earned it the prestigious Green Car Journal’s 2022 Green SUV of the Year. It promises to be an unrivaled choice in the EV Market.

Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com: “Those seeking a ride to an all-electric future would do well in trying this award-winning crossover on for size.”

Hyundai says its IONIQ 5 is inspired by the future, past and present. On its exterior, the EV displays clean, sharp, minimalist lines throughout its electric SUV body. Its pixel-inspired light clusters, clamshell hood and flush door handles are characteristics of an undeniably modern e-mobility car. An enhanced “character line” runs across the doors to the taillights while a diagonal line traverses both doors, creating a distinct wedge symbolizing forward momentum. The EV’s 20-inch wheels have been designed to optimize aerodynamic efficiency.

Pricing for the 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 hasn't been announced yet. CURRENT EV expects a base MSRP between $40,000 and $45,000. Hyundai’s EV will compete with the Chevrolet Bolt, Volkswagen ID,Nissan Leaf and Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model 3, to name a few.

IONIQ’s interior has been redefined for the Electric Era. With a longer wheelbase, a flatter floor and a minimized center stack, there’s more space for bodies and storage. IONIQ 5’s Dynamic Voice Recognition tech hears your voice commands and acts upon them. “Roll down the window, pop the trunk, heat the seats” – DVR responds to these requests and more. ⁠

Concerning IONIQ 5’s cabin, carbuzz.com’s Jay Traugott says: “The Ioniq 5's innovative interior is designed to maximize space. It's no wonder Hyundai calls it a 'Living Space.' With its lounge-like aura, the electronically adjustable front seats recline nearly flat. Hyundai says it also reduced those seats' thickness by 30 percent, which helps provide additional space for rear-seat occupants. There's 19 cu. ft. of trunk space, increasing to 56.5 cu. ft. with the rear seats folded flat. The movable center console is called the 'Universal Island' that's capable of sliding rearward 5.5 inches to help passengers enter and exit more easily.”

“As a sign of dedication towards sustainability, the seats, headliner, door trim, and armrest are all made from eco-friendly materials, including recycled PET bottles, plant-based bio and natural wool yarns, and eco-processed leather-trimmed seats with plant-based extracts. Even the paint has plant extracts. A total of three interior colors are offered.”

“The dual-cockpit is adorned by two 12-inch screens: an infotainment system display and a fully customizable digital gauge cluster. The Ioniq 5 also has a Hyundai-first augmented reality head-up display capable of showing information such as navigation and other safety-related details.”

The 2022 IONIQ 5 is built on a dedicated electric platform that enhances performance and driving dynamics. This platform provides the spaciousness of a large vehicle in a compact design. The 2022 IONIQ 5 has best-in-class ultra-fast charging. With a 350-kW charger, it can charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. Wanting you to be confident about its high-capacity Lithium- ion polymer battery system, Hyundai guarantees it for 10 years/100,000 miles.

Additionally significant: IONIQ 5’s unique Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) functionality earned it a prestigious 2021 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award in the Auto Category. What is V2L? Nowadays, electric vehicles are being designed for more than just driving. Carmakers are now considering them “chargers on wheels,” which can power electric devices, tailgate parties, camping trips, and homes during power outages. The Ioniq 5's battery pack holds enough charge to power a mid-sized air conditioner and 55-inch television for up to 24 hours, according to Hyundai. In the event of a power failure, all a homeowner would need to do is run an extension cord (with an adapter) from that outlet near the charging port to the appliance they need juice for.

The IONIQ 5 is the first vehicle built on Hyundai’s Electric-Global Modular Platform. The E-GMP is an intelligent battery platform, meaning it can be modified for different powertrain configurations. You can pick a rear-wheel drive option powered by a single 168kW motor with 225 hp and 300 miles of range. If you want additional performance, pick the HTRAC All Wheel Drive option with two 165kW motors that belt out 320 hp yet still give you an efficient 269-mile range.

There are 3 different trims, and each trim is available as either Rear Wheel Drive or All Wheel Drive, yielding 6 different versions of the car can be purchased or leased. The 3 available Ioniq 5 trims are:

Limited (MSRP TBD) comes standard with Premium Remote Smart Parking Assist, 20-inch alloy wheels (on HTRAC models), Surround View Mirror (SVM), Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM), a “Vision” Panoramic Sunroof, and a 2-way onboard charger.

SEL (MSRP TBD) comes standard with Limited’s features and adds: Full LED headlights, Leatherette seating surfaces, Highway Driving Assist (HDA-2 ) Level 2, a Hands-free smart liftgate with auto open, Hyundai Digital Key, and ambient interior lighting.

SE (MSRP TBD) comes standard with Limited’s and SEL’s features and adds:Ultra-fast charging, 19-inch Aero alloy wheels, a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with navigation, Bluelink Connected car System, and Heated front seats.

Hyundai's latest SmartSense suite of driver-assist features is standard. It includes Forward-Collision and Blind-Spot Assistance. The IONIQ 5 is the first Hyundai vehicle with optional Highway Driving Assist that provides 2 semi-autonomous systems that consist of a front view camera, radar sensors, and navigation data.

One of the best parts of purchasing or leasing an IONIQ 5 is the car’s eligibility for up to a $7,500 Federal Tax credit. And it’s eligible for HOV stickers as well.

WRITTEN DECEMBER 2021

Specs

Performance:

  • Two-way onboard charger

Interior:

  • Vision Panoramic Sunroof
  • Premium Remote Smart parking Assist (RSPA)
  • Surround View Monitor (SVM)
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)

Exterior:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels (HTRAC AWD models)
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