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Hyundai’s New Electric Era
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
Base MSRP: From $43,650
- SE – From $43,650
- SEL – From $45,900
- Limited – From $50,600
Tax Credit: up to $7,500
Battery Size: 73 to 77 kWh
EPA Range: Up to 303 pure electric miles
Charging Acceptance Rate: 11kW
Performance: Single electric motor, 225 horsepower
Two electric motors, combined 320 horsepower
Mileage estimate: Around 303 electric miles
Price estimate: From $43,650 to $50,600
Warranty: 5 years / 60,000 miles
Drivetrain Warranty: 10 years / 100,000 miles
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Review
It’s clear that Hyundai is preparing itself for the future. The South Korean automaker certainly can’t be accused of languishing in the past as it plows ahead and continues to lessen its carbon footprint.
Hyundai seems to have a clear picture of where it wants to go as it continues to create a path that features electrified vehicles. The company currently has three electric vehicles, three plug-in hybrids, and five hybrid models.
From this vantage point, Hyundai certainly enjoys creating electric-based sport utility vehicles. One of several versions of the Kona SUV is all-electric. The company also features a plug-in hybrid for two other SUVs – Tucson and Santa Fe.
The latest electrified Hyundai SUV to hit the market (fall 2021) is the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, a compact crossover. It’s the first Hyundai that was designed solely as an EV and reportedly will be the first of 23 battery-electric vehicles that Hyundai will produce by 2025.
The Ioniq name should sound familiar because it’s a versatile compact sedan that offers three versions: Hybrid, EV, and plug-in hybrid. Even though it was introduced five years ago, the Ioniq 5 might surpass the sedan in name recognition.
Speaking of cool, the Ioniq 5 exterior meets the criteria in the looks department, where it’s been called “retro-cool.” It more closely resembles an attractive hatchback than an SUV. It has a wedge-shaped front that wraps around the sides that have two noticeable character lines, creating a distinct look.
The Ioniq 5 offers a choice of nine exterior paint colors, including five of them exclusive to the new SUV. Another buyer incentive is the Ioniq 5 offers Hyundai’s latest connected services like vehicle-status notifications, remote start and several other functions.
The interior requires a little study time because it’s very high-tech. The Ioniq 5 has a pair of 12.3-inch displays, one serving as an infotainment system and the other one for driver information.
One of its more unique interior facets is a sliding center console that moves nearly 6 inches from front to back. Another notable feature is the front seat leg supports that can be used when recharging away from home. The front seats recline and a retractable footrest provides a nice way to relax.
Hyundai says it used sustainable materials throughout the cabin that include plant-based fabrics and recycled plastic bottles. There are standard power-adjustable front seats and plenty of room for leg and headroom for front- and rear-seat passengers, thanks to the backs of the front seats being 30-percent thinner, thus providing a roomier back seat.
The cargo area measures 27.2 cubic feet and expands to 56.2 with the back seat folded down. There’s also nearly a cubic foot of storage space beneath the front hood.
Charging and Range
The Ioniq 5 is a remarkable SUV in many areas, one that has futuristic styling, advanced technology, and a unique interior. Other positives include its range – between approximately 269 to 300 miles before requiring a charge.
And when charging is needed, the Ioniq 5 can be ready to go in a hurry. Designed to be used with an 800-volt charging station, its range can increase to about 60 miles in five minutes. A charge from 10 to 80 percent can be accomplished in around 18 minutes.
Using a home 240-volt charger, the Ioniq 5 can get fully juiced up in 7 hours. Another cool thing is if there’s 15 percent of battery power or more available, the SUV can be used to recharge things like a laptop, another EV vehicle, or an electric scooter. It also has a solar roof that will annually give the battery about 800 additional miles,
Performance and Speed
Unlike the other Hyundai EVs, the Ioniq 5 has good to great performance. There are two versions that can be purchased – one offers mediocre speed and the other one adds tons of fun to the driving experience.
The base model is the Ioniq 5 RWD that has a 168-kW electric motor and a 77.4-kWh battery. It delivers 225 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque and goes 0-60 mph in roughly 7.4 seconds.
The speedier of the two is the Ioniq 5 AWD. It also utilizes a 77.4-kWh battery and the 168-kW electric motor, but it adds a second 74-kW motor up front that combines to generate 320 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque.
The AWD version is more than two seconds faster than the Ioniq 5 RWD, going 0-60 mph in a rapid 5.2 seconds. The AWD model has a top speed of 115 mph.
Despite the competition that includes some imposing EVs like the Tesla Model Y, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Volkswagen ID.4, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is an impressive new all-electric SUV that could find a niche among its rivals.
User Video Review: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
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Recommended Power Level of Charging Station = 40A
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Financial Incentives for EV Purchases
Did you know there are a number of financial incentives, tax credits, and other rebates for purchasing an electric vehicle? Learn more about certain financial incentives you may qualify for on ClipperCreek’s EV Incentives List.
Be sure to also visit our page, EVSE Financial Incentives and Tax Rebates, where you may also be eligible for EVSE incentives by purchasing and installing a Level 2 EV charging station.
Quality & Value. So far, so good. I plugged it in, it charged my car…fast (>3X faster than stock level 1). Build looks solid. UL Listed. Customer service and support provided by Clipper Creek. I haven’t found anything else that matches the quality at this price.
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I waited a year to write this review because you never know how a product is going to hold up after just a week. My last charger overheated a lot during the summer months and this one didn’t have any overheating issues. It’s a great price also.
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