Since its 2017 model launch, the IONIQ has represented Hyundai’s electrification efforts under one model name. The original model, offered in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and full-electric versions, gave the Korean automaker a solid offering in a small, but growing segment.
Fast forward to 2022 and the latest IONIQ models debuts, this one dubbed the IONIQ 5. There is no fourth model and for reasons unknown to us, this one wears the “5” appellation. We can only guess that “5” was chosen as this model is a 5-door crossover utility vehicle. In any case, the IONIQ 5 arrives in late 2021 and targets the Volkswagen ID.4, Tesla Model Y, and the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
IONIQ 5 Details
In February 2021, Hyundai showcased the IONIQ 5 but left out certain details, including its pricing, packaging, powertrains, and trims. Across the board, buyers are eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit, depending on income. Moreover, local incentives may exist where you live. Check with your Hyundai dealer to learn more.
Hyundai prices the 2022 IONIQ 5 from $39,700, plus a $1,225 freight charge. Thus, its base cost undercuts the Volkswagen ID.4 and Ford Mustang Mach-E, while delivering a long list of standard features. We’ve driven the Volkswagen and the Ford; we look forward to our behind-the-wheel time with the IONIQ 5. We’ll share our driving impressions here once that’s accomplished.
Hyundai offers the IONIQ 5 in SE, SEL, and Limited trims. To achieve the extra-low starting price, the SE Standard Range model comes with a 168-horsepower rear electric motor and is rear-wheel drive. Buyers may also choose a 225-horsepower rear motor or a 320-horsepower dual motor with all-wheel drive. These choices yield vehicles priced from $43,650 and $47,150, respectively.
Choose the SEL trim and the prices are $45,900 and $49,400 for the rear and dual motors, respectively. Finally, at the top of it all is the Limited, which costs $50,600 for the rear-motor model and $54,500 for the dual-motor AWD model.
Battery Choices and Range
Only the SE Standard Range model has an EPA-estimated 220-mile driving range. Choose a 225-horsepower rear motor rear-wheel-drive model, and the best possible range for the IONIQ 5 is achieved here. Specifically, 303 miles. Opt for the 320 horsepower dual-motor all-wheel-drive model and this version gains power at the cost of range. Notably, 256 miles of driving range.
The base model has a 58 kWh battery pack with all other IONIQ 5 models endowed with a 77 kWh battery pack. Notably, the 2022 IONIQ 5 features class-leading ultra-fast charging from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. Therefore, electric vehicle manufacturers are narrowing the “fill up” gap with internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, which may help more customers make the switch. Buyers also receive two years of free 30-minute charging at Electrify America charging stations across the United States.
Warranty and Equipment
All IONIQ 5 models are covered by a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 5-year, 60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty. Also, a 7-year, unlimited miles anti-perforation warranty and a 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty for the battery pack are in place. Finally, every IONIQ 5 is covered by a complimentary maintenance plan for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.
We scanned the list of standard features for the IONIQ 5 and found that it includes LED lighting elements, 19-inch aero wheels, flush door handles, and a hidden charge port door. A 12.3-inch touch-screen display comes standard as does navigation, Bluelink connectivity, and smartphone connectivity. This means Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are included.
On the safety front, the IONIQ 5 does not disappoint. A rearview monitor with parking guidance is standard. Also included are adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, blind-spot collision avoidance, lane control, and rear cross-traffic alert. Additional equipment details, including standard features, packages, and trim-level differences are pending.
IONIQ 5 Value
All in all, it appears that Hyundai is ready to tackle the electric crossover market with gusto. With tax credits taken, the IONIQ 5 nearly matches the price of another five-passenger Hyundai model, in this case, the midsize Santa Fe crossover.
See Also — The Hyundai Veloster N Pocket Rocket
Photos copyright Hyundai Motor Company.