2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Review // Living with the IONIQ 5

Andrea and Zack of Motormouth have posted an excellent introspective on living with an electric car, specifically in this case, the Hyundai IONIQ 5

We decided to take it for a week since we only got to drive it for one day in San Diego. We’ll do another review on it, “Living with the IONIQ 5 for a week.”

The entry-level standard range comes with a smaller 58 kWh battery and RWD only. It has 168 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque with 354 km/220 miles of EV range. The RWD Long Range model with the larger 77.4 kWh battery has 225 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, it offers the most range at 488 km/303 miles. The AWD Long Range model has the most power, 320 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque and gets 414 km/256 miles of EV range.

The IONIQ 5 offers four different driving modes, Eco, Normal, Sport and Snow and provides performance without compromise. It has a smooth and nimble ride with a quiet cabin. It comes with paddle shifters to control the regenerative braking with four levels to choose from. This EV has an eco-friendly interior and a smart living theme with integrated digital tech and flexible spaces to create an expansive and open interior. Sustainable materials are used throughout the cabin like recycled plastic bottles. The IONIQ 5 comes standard with dual 12.3” displays, Apple Carplay and Android Auto, a power driver’s seat, a manual passenger seat, black-cloth upholstery and heated front seats.

The top trim comes with all the extra features, like ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a head-up display, an 8-speaker Bose Sound system, wireless charger, a power passenger seat and a leatherette interior. The IONIQ 5 offers a ground clearance of 6.1”, less than the ID.4 at 6.7” and the Model Y at 6.6” but more than the Mustang Mach-E at 5.7”. The IONIQ 5 RWD SR starts at $44,999 CAD/$39,700 USD, AWD LR $54,999 CAD/$47,150 USD and the top trim is $59,999 CAD/$54,500 USD.

To watch the full review and many more, plus to see how the Hyundai IONIQ 5 ranks in the Best Electric Car Rankings hit the links below:

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