Kelley Blue Guide: Transferring the EV Cowl: The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Overview

Price: We expect the 2022 Hyundai
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Ioniq 5 is set to start at $ 44,000.

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a completely new, fully electric vehicle. It will go on sale in the USA in autumn 2021. After a trickle of electric vehicles – like the Nissan
Leaf, Chevrolet Bolt EV, and Tesla models – there's no such thing as a current, but more and more are emerging. Like the Volkswagen
ID.4 and the Ford
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Mustang Mach-E.

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5


This new electric vehicle (EV) from Hyundai is a compact SUV on its own specific platform with plenty of interior space. And an exterior that is not only a departure from Hyundai's already interesting design approach, but could also signal the emergence of another brand, as Genesis did in the luxury class.

It looks and feels like it's shifting the EV shell a step or two with innovations like an augmented reality head-up display and the ability to charge other electrical devices. The new Ioniq 5 also has extremely fast battery charging technology that can reach a range of around 100 kilometers in five minutes or charges from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes.

This is achieved through an 800-volt charging option, as with the Porsche

Taycan. More and more superfast chargers are being installed across the country, so the Ioniq 5's technology has practical advantages, not just impressive hypothetical numbers. And the Ioniq is compatible with 400-volt charging stations and 240-volt (AC level 2).

Hyundai Ioniq 5 prices for 2022

If you consider the prices of the small car crossover Hyundai Kona Electric – as well as those of the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Volkswagen ID.4, and the Tesla Model Y – a sound estimate for the 2022 Ioniq 5 would be a starting price of $ 45,000. We'll know for sure closer to the fall sales date.

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5


Keep in mind that state and state incentives could offset the initial expenses by about $ 10,000. Hyundai is offering unlimited charging for the first two years, which further sweetens the deal.

Before you buy, check's fair purchase price to find out what others in your area have paid for their new Ioniq 5. The resale value of electric vehicles is generally quite high.

Initially, the 2022 Ioniq will be sold in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont – the usual EV-friendly states. The company is also expanding sales of Ioniq 5 to Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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To get more buyers into electric mobility, Hyundai is considering a subscription service where monthly payments also include insurance. And a pre-booking program has been set up. Hyundai covers its Kona Electric with a 10-year 100,000 mile warranty on the powertrain and battery. So there is every reason to expect the same from the Ioniq 5.

Driving the Hyundai Ioniq 5. 2022

Hyundai has announced two drive setups for the 2022 Ioniq 5. The basic setup is the Ioniq 5 RWD. It uses a single electric motor and 77.4 kWh battery that powers the rear wheels with 225 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Accelerating from a standstill to 60 mph takes approximately 7.4 seconds.

Like the RWD model, the Ioniq 5 AWD uses a 77.4 kWh battery. However, the Ioniq 5 AWD uses all-wheel drive made possible by a second motor. This brings the total output to 320 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque to 60 mph for a time of 5.2 seconds. All variants have a top speed of 115 miles per hour.

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5


We just mentioned range. Until the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) makes its own estimates, we'll stick with Hyundai's numbers. For the Ioniq 5 RWD, the company is aiming for a range of approximately 300 miles after a full charge. Chances are the EPA is less optimistic, maybe about 275 miles. That would be a bit better than the VW ID.4 and similar to the Mustang Mach-E. For the Ioniq 5 AWD, Hyundai's range estimate goes back to 269 miles.

Interior comfort

A wheelbase (the distance between the front and rear axles) of 118 inches (4 inches longer than Hyundai's 3-row Palisade SUV / crossover) gives the company plenty of leeway to maximize interior space. It looks even bigger than it is thanks to a roof made almost entirely of glass.

The dashboard has an appropriately high-tech look with two 12.3-inch displays – one for driver information, the other for the infotainment system. The Ioniq 5 also features a head-up display with augmented reality (AR) that can take up most of the windshield.

Sustainable materials such as plant-based fabrics and recycled plastic bottles are used throughout the cabin.

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Hyundai also mixes in some flexibility. A center console – called the Universal Island – slides back and forth with 5.5 inches of travel. It allows both front occupants to exit through the same door if necessary and gives rear passengers better access to the console's USB ports and wireless charging pad.

The backrests of the front seats are 30 percent thinner than a normal car seat, which creates more space for the people sitting behind. And their seats can slide up to 5.5 inches for more cargo space. Speaking of which: the luggage compartment starts at 27.2 cubic feet and expands to 56.2 cubic feet behind the front seats. There is also just under a cubic foot of storage space under the hood.

Exterior styling

Based on a concept car (the Hyundai 45) that was shown at the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Ioniq 5 is one of those unusual cases where the production version stays pretty close to the original design fantasy. It has conventional side mirrors instead of rear-facing cameras, but that's more than forgivable.

It's also rare that the overall look of the Ioniq 5 is clean, yet interesting. It was inspired by the styling of the Pony, Hyundai's first production car. The minimalist yet striking body (note the angular character lines on the sides) is contrasted by a more detailed parametric pixel design for the 20-inch alloy wheels.

The Ioniq 5's exterior lighting continues this theme, with pixel-like lights reminiscent of a retro-cool look from the 1980s. A clamshell hood is used to minimize the panel gaps and achieve optimal aerodynamics.

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Buyers can choose between nine exterior paint colors. Five of them are exclusive to the Ioniq 5 and, according to Hyundai, are inspired by nature.

Favorite functions

Front legrests
While the Ioniq 5's battery is charging, the driver and front passenger can take time out by leaning their seats back and letting the retractable leg supports support the weight of their calves.

Loading the vehicle for charging
With an accessory connector, Hyundai enables the Ioniq 5 to be used as a generator. If the Ioniq 5 has at least 15 percent battery power, you can use it to charge other things. Like another electric car, laptop, electric scooter, etc.

Ultra-fast charging
The 2022 Ioniq 5 is designed for use with 800-volt charging stations. It can be charged from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes. However, it is also compatible with a 400 volt charger where the 10-80 charge time is still a whopping 25 minutes.

Standard functions

We expect the 2022 Ioniq 5 RWD SE to be equipped with electrically adjustable front seats as standard. These dual 12-inch displays are standard, as are 19-inch wheels. No doubt Hyundai will take on Apple too
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CarPlay / Android auto smartphone integration.

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Hyundai's latest connected Blue Link services offer remote start, vehicle status notifications, remote profile management and other features. The standard driver assistance functions include collision avoidance with automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring with cross traffic warning at the rear, the safe exit assistant and automatic high beam.

Factory options

All-wheel drive is available in all three trim levels of the 2022 Ioniq 5. Highway Drive Assist 2 (see our Safety section), simulated leather seats, automatically flush door handles, ambient interior lighting and hands-free tailgate operation are standard in the mid-range SEL.

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The top model Limited brings the AR-reinforced head-up display and the center console that can be moved back and forth by 5.5 inches. This equipment variant also has the vision sliding glass roof as well as surround view and blind view monitors, remote smart parking assist and a Bose audio system.

We would like an EV-specific navigation system that shows the locations of the chargers along the route. There is a possibility that Hyundai will offer a solar roof that can charge the battery while driving. In sunnier climates, this could be good for around 1,240 miles a year, according to Hyundai.

Battery performance, charging times and range

The Ioniq 5 RWD uses a 77.4 kWh (kilowatt hour) nickel-cobalt-manganese battery to power a 168 kW electric motor that rotates the rear axle. The Ioniq 5 AWD uses the same battery and motor setup but adds a 74 kW front motor.

Permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motor (RWD)
58 kWh battery
167.6 hp
258 lb-ft of torque
EPA city / highway fuel economy: N / A
EPA estimated range per full charge: N / A

Permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motor (RWD)
77.4 kWh battery
225 hp
258 lb-ft of torque
EPA city / highway fuel economy: N / A
EPA estimated range per full charge: 300 miles (manufacturer estimate)

Two permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motors (AWD)
77.4 kWh battery
320 hp
446 lb-ft of torque
EPA city / highway fuel economy: N / A
EPA estimated range per full charge: 269 miles (manufacturer estimate)

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