2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Review
Hyundai has burst onto the scene with a brand new EV with an excellent range and rapid charging, all wrapped up in a good-looking package.
PowerThe Ioniq has a couple of options from which to choose.
The single-motor option drives the rear wheels only and can be coupled to either a 58kWh lithium-ion battery pack or an extended 77.4kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack. The motor gives 168hp with 258 lb/ft torque in this trim.
The Ioniq pairs dual electric motors with the 77.4 kWh battery, giving 320hp and 446 lb/ft torque for the all-wheel-drive option.
Not only does the Ioniq have excellent accelerator response, but it's also no slouch and will give most hot hatches a run for their money, with its zero to 100kph time of 5.1 seconds.
Four regen modes are enabled with paddles on the steering wheel. Numbers one, two, and three increase braking power, while number four, called I-Pedal, allows one-pedal driving.
InteriorPhotographs of the Ioniq are misleading in that the vehicle looks to be the size of a hatchback when it is closer in size to a mid-size SUV.
With its EV flat floor, the cabin is very spacious, and seating five adults with their luggage will be a breeze.
The entire design of the interior is well-considered, and the centre console has storage space galore.
The 60/40 split rear bench seat is fitted on rails, so the driver can configure the space either to carry passengers or cargo. With the seatbacks up, the cargo space is 770L, but when folded down, the cargo space increases to an impressive 1,680L.
Drivers can find all the Ioniq's controls on the touchscreen mounted above the centre console. The menus are intuitive and easy to use, but the lack of simple radio volume and climate control buttons may irritate when they cannot be adjusted with gloves.
SafetyThe Ioniq comes fully equipped with all the modern driver aids and safety items. These include lane and following functionality, forward collision alerts, junction turn alert, and parking sensors.
The top-of-the-range trim comes with additional functionality such as blind-spot monitoring and a full heads-up display that places the driver's cluster in the driver's field of view.
PriceThere are four models available. The entry-level Essential is priced at $46,951. Next in line is the Preferred at $48,951which comes with a fast-charging system and a heat pump for warming.
The Preferred Long Range, priced at $53,951, has the larger battery pack, and at the top of the line is the Preferred AWD Long Range with dual motors and the larger battery pack, priced at $56,951.
ConclusionIf you are in the market for a modern, sleek EV, let us show you the all-new 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 in Barrhaven. This vehicle encompasses all the most modern EV technology and Hyundai's stamp of quality.
Come in and drive it for yourself; you will be bowled over.