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2022
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Hyundai Ioniq 5

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.
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Hyundai Ioniq 5 Road Test

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.

We like that Hyundai has made it easy for drivers to adjust the level of regenerative braking—which slows the car when it’s coasting—on the fly simply by tapping the paddles located behind the steering wheel. The feature recoups energy back to the battery that would otherwise be lost during braking. When you do press on the actual brake pedal, it feels almost normal, without the overly-soft, spongy sensation that plagues many EVs and some hybrids.

Best Version to Get
We would go for the SEL which comes with 19-inch tires, as opposed to the 20-inch versions on the Limited which are likely to hurt both ride comfort and driving range. The SEL also has a more advanced version of Hyundai’s active driving assistance system—known as Highway Driving Assist—than the bas...
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