The Ioniq 5 is one of the most impressive electric vehicles we’ve tested, with punchy acceleration, agile sports-sedan-like handling, a reasonably comfortable ride, and generous interior room. Plus, this tall hatchback employs an 800-volt architecture that allows for rapid DC fast-charging in public venues, which can reduce charging times on long trips.
With 320 horsepower on tap from front and rear electric motors (which give it all-wheel drive), the Ioniq 5 is quick, zipping from 0 to 60 mph in a scant 4.7 seconds. Not only does that time equal the Tesla Model Y, but it’s speedier than both the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volkswagen ID.4. The Ioniq 5 delivers instant thrust off the line (without being neck-wrenching like the Model Y), followed by a linear flow of effortless power.