The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a new all-electric compact crossover with advanced technology, futuristic styling and a versatile interior. Appointed as a Hyundai sub-brand, the Ioniq moniker also applies to a stream of future electric vehicle models, but 2022 5 debuted first. It features an impressive charging speed (up to 350 kW) and has an estimated range of up to 303 miles. Available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the electric vehicle has power outputs ranging from 168 to 320 horsepower. Its eco-friendly interior boasts a technology-focused dashboard, folding front seats with footrests and ample passenger space, making the Ioniq 5 a complete package worth Editor’s Choice Award. and perfect for ours 2022 EV of the year.

What’s new in 2022?

The Ioniq 5 marks the debut of the all-new, all-electric Hyundai Ioniq sub-brand, which the company says will by 2025 will produce 23 battery electric cars.

Pricing and which one to buy

The 2022 Ioniq 5 with a range-topping battery and rear-wheel drive starts just north of $40,000. That said, we think the SEL trim with the 320-hp twin-engine setup is the best. it also comes with a larger battery and an EPA-rated range of 256 miles. Standard features include a hands-free power liftgate, leatherette upholstery, ambient interior lighting, a heated steering wheel, wireless charging and more.

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Electric motor, power and performance

The Ioniq 5 has an electric-only drivetrain, which is available in a variety of powertrains. The range-topping battery packs a single rear-mounted electric motor to generate 168 horsepower. With a longer-range battery, the rear-wheel-drive configuration makes 225 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, which Hyundai says will propel the Ioniq 5 to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds. The AWD version is much more powerful, with 320 horses and a substantial 446 lb-ft, and it’s also faster. It catapulted to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds at our test track. The Ioniq 5 we drove demonstrated its smoothness on a variety of road surfaces, and its EV-wide tires combined with a low center of gravity created a sporty side-to-side feel. We only wish its steering provided more feedback and the suspension was a bit firmer.

Range, charging and battery life

With a standard 58.0 kWh battery, the Ioniq 5 is estimated to provide a range of 220 miles. The larger 77.4 kWh unit is rated at 256 miles with dual motors and 303 miles with one. The dual-motor model managed 210 miles on a full charge during our test at 75 mph in the real world. When it comes to charging, Hyundai says the larger battery can be topped up from 10 to 80 percent in about 18 minutes when connected to a fast DC charger – also said to add 68 miles of range in about five minutes.

Fuel economy and actual MPGe

The Ioniq 5 with a long-range battery and rear-wheel drive has a combined EPA rating of 114 MPGe, which adds a four-wheel drive drop to 98 MPGe. With rear-wheel drive and a standard range battery, the EV SUV has a combined output of 110 MPGe. The twin-engine Ioniq 5 we tested on our 75 mph route, which is part of our extensive testing regime, traveled 210 miles on a single charge. For more information on the fuel economy of the Ioniq 5, visit EPA website.

Interior, comfort and cargo

Not as fancy as the salon yet teased the Hyundai 45 Concept, the interior of the Ioniq 5 boasts a technically sophisticated space with a digitized dashboard and plenty of environmentally friendly materials. An augmented reality projection display that can project navigation directions onto the windshield is just one nifty feature. The compact crossover also takes advantage of its all-electric package with a fully flat floor for maximum passenger and cargo space. The front seats also recline and have footrests to let people relax while the Ioniq charges. With a wheelbase that is longer than the three-row Hyundai Palisade, 5 has enough space for passengers in the front and back seats. Its large center console offers plenty of storage space, and in Top Specification Limited trims, it slides back and forth between the front seats. We also managed to fit six carry-on bags behind the rear seats; 20 with folded seat backs. For reference, Hyundai Tucson hybrid compact SUV reached 22.

Infotainment system and communication

Hyundai says the Ioniq sub-brand emphasizes connected living, and the Ioniq 5 has a host of innovative infotainment and connectivity features. The 12.0-inch touchscreen shares a dashboard panel with the 12.0-inch digital gauge, but the former acts as the hub for all the entertainment. This includes smartphone-integrated apps like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as advanced voice recognition technology.

Safety features and driver assistance

Together with a set of driver assistance technologyThe Ioniq 5 has a semi-autonomous driving mode called Highway Driver Assist 2, which is similar to GM Super Cruise in that it can drive on the highway and change lanes with little to no driver intervention. For more information on the Ioniq 5 crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute of Road Safety (IIHS) websites. Basic security features should probably include:

  • Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are available
  • Lane departure warning and lane keeping assist are available
  • Adaptive cruise control is available

Warranty and maintenance

Hyundai provides one of the best warranty plans in the industry. Plus, it comes with an impressive amount of free scheduled maintenance.

  • The limited warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
  • The transmission is covered by a 10-year or 100,000-mile warranty
  • Free maintenance is covered for three years or 36,000 miles

Technical characteristics

Technical characteristics

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 AWD
Vehicle type: front and rear engine, four-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door station wagon

Base/As Tested: $48,745 / $57,245
Options: Limited trim (20-inch wheels, sunroof, power passenger seat, front seat ventilation, Bose audio, head-up display, Highway Assist II, Smart Park, 360-degree camera view, steering-evasion assist, rain wipers , hands-free liftgate), $7,500; Shooting Star paint, $1,000

Front motor: synchronous AC with permanent magnets, 99 hp
Rear motor: synchronous AC with permanent magnets, 221 hp
Combined power: 320 hp
Combined torque: 446 lb-ft
Battery: Li-ion with liquid cooling, 77.4 kWh
Built-in charger: 10.9 kW
Transmissions, F/R: Direct Drive

Suspension Front/Front: Strut/Multilink
Brakes, front/rear: 12.8-inch ventilated disc/12.8-inch disc
Tires: Michelin Primacy Tour A/S
255/45R-20 105V M+S GOE

Wheelbase: 118.1 inches
Length: 182.5 inches
Width: 74.4 inches
Height: 63.0 inches
Passenger volume: 103 feet3
Cargo volume: 28 feet3Curb weight: 4,687 lbs

60 mph: 4.5 sec
100 mph: 12.6 sec
1/4 mile: 13.2 seconds at 102 mph
The results above are omitted 1 foot deployment 0.3 sec.
Start from 5 to 60 mph: 4.8 sec
Top Gear, 30–50mph: 2.0s
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 2.9 sec
Top speed (gov ltd): 117 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 179 feet
Road grip, 300-foot pad: 0.85g

Combined/City/Highway: 98/110/87 MPGe
Range: 256 miles


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