She’s still at the top of her game

She’s still at the top of her game

Positives: Futuristic design with utilitarian design. long range; Fast charging is surprisingly fun to drive; Excellent infotainment

cons: The base model is less attractive. Less useful cargo space than competing electric cars

The electric vehicle market is expanding and evolving rapidly, but the 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 5 is still hovering high above much of the field despite being three years old. It still impresses with its old-fashioned digital appearance and hatchback shape that belies the fact that it’s quite large. This size gives it a degree of practicality and comfort that makes it a great family car, while Hyundai has tuned it to be surprisingly fun to drive.

The Ioniq 5 checks a lot of other Switch boxes, especially for typical EV buyers. Electric range is above average, and its 800-volt architecture makes it one of the fastest-charging electric cars ever. Performance is also very strong, especially with the dual-motor model. The infotainment technology is top-notch – it looks great and is easy to use. The safety tech is even better – it’s one of the most comprehensive and best-implemented driver assistance packages on the market.

As much as we love the Ioniq 5, checking out the mechanically related Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 6 sedan is a must, as is the new Chevrolet Blazer EV (although availability is limited next year). One also can’t ignore the low prices and premium charging network offered by the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y. But we’re not sure any of them will be quite as great as the Ioniq 5.

Interior and technology | Passenger and cargo space Performance and fuel economy

What does leadership look like? Pricing and Trim Levels | Fault ratings and safety features

What’s new for 2024?

There are a large number of added standard features that were not available at all last year. This includes rear-seat side airbags, external rear seatbelt pretensioners, steering wheel haptic feedback plus lane-keeping and blind-spot warning systems, and in-car Wi-Fi connectivity (subscription required). A digital rearview mirror also became standard on the Limited model.

Finally, if you’re wondering about the wild, high-performance Ioniq 5 N, it’s coming for 2025. You can read our Hyundai Ioniq 5 N review here.

What is the interior and in-car technology in the Ioniq 5?

The Ioniq 5’s cabin is large, bright and airy, with a minimalist design aesthetic that doesn’t lose sight of functionality. Not everything is controlled and displayed on one screen, and there are still traditional buttons and switches for things like windows and climate controls where you’d expect them. Even the touch-sensitive buttons and electronic shifter, which can usually be a source of frustration, are well implemented.

On the Limited model, the center console is movable and slides back and forth. This console is home to a pair of cup holders, a large charging tray, a phone slot – with an available wireless charging pad – and a pair of USB ports. It’s a surprisingly clean, quiet, spacious and airy space. The color palette is limited: monotone black and two-tone gray with two-tone green unfortunately only available with the exterior Limited trim levels Digital Teal or Shooting Star.

Each Ioniq 5 features two 12.3-inch displays, one serving as the instrument panel, and the other as a touchscreen for the infotainment system. It is one of the best infotainment systems on the market. The menus are logical, simple tasks like changing the radio station are easy, responses are quick, and it looks good. We also like the 60/40 split-screen function that lets you look at audio and navigation, for example, at the same time. Unfortunately, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren’t available, which obviously means you have to plug in your phone to use them. What’s worse is that the USB data port is located below your lower leg (bottom right), which means your phone will end up stuck there too. Non-data USB ports and an available wireless charger are located on the center console (below).

The Limited model gets a head-up display with integrated augmented reality. In addition to its usual HUD duties, it can also display images to highlight the vehicle in front of you, give lane safety alerts and help indicate where and when to make the next turn on your route. If this sounds like a lot of visual information, it is, but you can customize the content displayed in your HUD through menu selections. This is the kind of cutting-edge technology you can only find in upper-tier vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

How big is the Ioniq 5?

It’s way bigger than it seems. Although it looks like a hatchback in photos, if you see it in person, you can better understand why the Ioniq 5 is better classified as a midsize SUV. Its wheelbase is about 3 inches longer than that of the three-row Hyundai Palisade. As such, the Ioniq 5 is wonderfully spacious inside. Back-seat legroom is ample, but that’s pretty much what an electric car represents at this point. However, the front row is particularly spacious and open. An available sliding center console opens up that lounge-like space even more, and if you really want to relax, the Limited model includes a footrest for the driver’s seat to use while parking/charging (both pictured above).

As for the luggage area, space is generous, but the strongly slanted rear window means that longer items can get in the way of closing the tailgate. The rear seats can slide forward to allow more luggage space, at the expense of space for second-row passengers. The Ioniq 5 claims 27.2 cubic feet behind the second row, which is less than the Ford Mustang Mach-E’s 29.7 and the Volkswagen ID.4’s 30.3. Its size is on paper He is It’s larger than that of its cousin the Kia EV6, but in Ioniq 5 luggage testing, we found that the hatchback’s shape/slant hinders loading, shrinks usable volume and ultimately makes cargo less spacious than the EV6 and other electric crossovers. There’s no front trunk (or “front trunk,” if you prefer) under the hood except for a small space (0.85 cubic feet) just large enough to store a mobile phone charging cable or other small items. That’s at least better than having to store it in the cargo area, and at this point, few EVs have useful luggage.

What are the Ioniq 5’s fuel economy and range specs?

There are three powertrain configurations for the Ioniq 5. The base, standard-range version has a 58 kWh battery good for 220 miles of driving. It is only available as a single-engine, rear-wheel-drive model with 168 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Its efficiency is rated at 110 miles per gallon equivalent combined

Then there are two versions with a long-range 77.4 kWh battery. The single-motor rear-drive version delivers 225 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. That’s good enough for 0-60 mph in about 7 seconds, which is an average time for a midsize SUV. With a driving range of 303 miles, it’s rated at 114 mpg combined.

The all-wheel drive version adds a second motor that powers the front wheels. Total output jumps significantly to 320 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque, which is why there’s a bigger price premium for all-wheel drive than you see in gas-powered cars, as well as the Toyota bZ4X and Chevrolet Blazer EV. All that extra juice propels the Ioniq 5 from standstill to 60 mph in about 5 seconds, but range dropping to a still useful 266 miles. It’s rated at 101 mpg combined.

On the charging front, the Ioniq 5’s 800V battery architecture means it can take advantage of 150 and 350 kW DC fast chargers, the latter capable of charging the battery from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes. It is one of the fastest charging electric cars.

What is the Ioniq 5 driving experience like?

Both the all-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive versions of the Ioniq 5 are absolute fun, but the dual-motor all-wheel-drive model is the one that will get your heart racing. With all the headlines and amazing 0-60 times from electric supercars like the Tesla Model S Plaid, it’s easy to forget that a 5-second 0-60 time is still very quick (and, frankly, a rear-wheel drive long-range model) is far from perfect. slow at 7 seconds). The Ioniq 5’s instant torque is enough to put you back in your seat as you cruise down the highway. With Sport mode engaged, the AWD Ioniq 5 will give you light but delicious service from the rear wheels that breaks up traction to allow the rear end to peek out. It’s addictive fun, and is sure to spark an endless amount of laughter.

However, the Ioniq 5 can also perform incredibly well. Its long wheelbase provides a soothing sense of stability at highway speeds, while quietly and comfortably transporting you to your destination. Hyundai’s Highway Driving Assist system includes adaptive cruise control (with machine learning to adapt to your driving style) and a very clever lane centering feature. Highway Driving Assist II on SEL and Limited models gets semi-automated lane changes and integration with the augmented reality head-up display. There are also driving modes – Normal, Eco, Sport and Snow – to suit your mood or situation, and you can also dial in different amounts of regenerative braking force using the paddles at the back of the steering wheel. The highest level allows one-pedal driving.

We haven’t yet tested the standard single-motor battery version, but its combination of range, performance and price makes the Ioniq 5 less competitive.

What other Hyundai Ioniq 5 reviews can I read?

Comparison test: Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ford Mustang Mach-E

They’re both great, but which is better? We decide in this comparison test.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 luggage test: How much cargo space does it have?

The electric hatchback/crossover has an oddly shaped cargo area, but it has an easy-to-use sliding rear seat.

Internal comparison between Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 | Quiet modernity versus ultra-sportiness

Having trouble choosing between the Ioniq 5 or EV6? Our internal comparison can give you the answer.

Mega test of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 cup holder

We check out the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5’s cup holders and door pockets to see if they’ll fit our favorite but oversized water bottle.

First drive review of the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | The electric hits keep coming

This is our first crack at the Ioniq 5, and we’ve been driving the top model with all-wheel drive in the city, on the highway and over some winding mountain roads. Let’s just say we’re in love.

What is the price of the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and where will it be manufactured?

The Ioniq 5 is manufactured in South Korea, so it does not qualify for federal tax credits when purchasing the vehicle. However, you may be eligible for government credits, depending on your income level.

Pricing starts at $42,985, including a $1,335 destination charge, but that’s for the small-engined, rear-wheel-drive short-range version. The larger battery and more powerful rear motor starts with the SE at $47,035. We think that’s the best place to start, and from there, the Ioniq 5’s trim levels are the usual ladder-type structure with each getting additional equipment as well as additional style options.

All prices below include the $1,335 destination charge. Note that the unusually high all-wheel-drive price premium is a result of the dual-motor model adding significant performance as well as all-weather traction.

Rear-wheel-drive Short Range SE: $42,985
SE RWD: $47,035
SE AWD: $50,535
SEL RWD: $48,585
SEL AWD: $52,085
Limited rear-wheel drive: $54,685
Limited all-wheel drive: $58,585

What are the Ioniq 5’s safety ratings and driver assistance features?

Every Ioniq 5 comes standard with forward automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane keeping assist, blind spot and rear cross-traffic warning, and safe exit assist (the latter two items are used to warn you of opening doors on cars or bikes). ), driver inattention warning system, rear occupant alert, rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go function and lane-center steering assist. Rear side airbags are also standard, which is rare. Also available are a surround-view parking camera, a blind-spot monitor, front parking sensors, as well as the add-on of Highway Driving Assist II (automatic lane change, improved adaptive cruise control logic to better adapt to cars crossing in front of you) you Or trespass on your path). Besides having all these driver assistance features available, it’s important to note how well they’re implemented.

The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, scoring top scores in every crash test category. Its base headlights received an “Acceptable” rating, but the upgrade headlights for the SEL and Limited models scored the highest rating of “Good.” The NHTSA gave the Ioniq 5 five out of five stars for overall, side and rollover protection. It received four stars for frontal crash protection.

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