The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Boldly Charges Into the EV Scene

We’re welcoming the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 to North America with open arms. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 was a new concept option, but now it’s being transformed into a new electric crossover that we can get our hands on. This is pretty exciting news. It’s got us all charged up. Yes, that was an EV pun. 

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is on the way 

A gray-silver 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 in the parking lot of a gray building
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Hyundai

According to Autoblog, we can expect the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 to make its debut in North America soon. This new Hyundai EV will share the E-GMP platform with the new Kia EV6. It will be the first of five more EVs, including the Ioniq 6 midsize sedan and Ioniq 7, the large SUV that Hyundai will reveal for 2022 and 2024. 

The 2022 Ioniq 5 will be sold in 17 states, including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Maina, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont before expanding. 

Hyundai hasn’t mentioned how much the Ioniq 5 costs, but we will let you know as soon as we find out. The Hyundai Kona EV starts at around $36,390, so the Ioniq could be a little more expensive. 

How much power does the 2022 Ioniq 5 have? 

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The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 targets a 300-mile range while being capable of 800-volt charging. It should be able to charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in about 18 minutes with the use of a 350-kW charger. 

Plus, it shares the Kia EV6’s vehicle-to-load capabilities, meaning it can power small appliances and even charge another electric vehicle in need. The Ioniq comes with two years of unlimited 30-minute charging sessions at Electrify America chargers too. 

The Ioniq five will be available in two configurations. The single-motor variant with rear-wheel drive has a 77.4-kWh battery pack and provides 225 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. This model aims for the 300-mile range. The dual-motor SE and SEL models target a range of 269 miles on a single charge.

The dual-motor Limited all-wheel-drive trim pumps out 320 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque. Because it has more power, its range is only 244 miles. But it should be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under five seconds! 

Each Ioniq 5 model has a limited speed of 115 mph with a 1,500 lbs towing capacity. We won’t get the solar roof panels as an option because they fail to meet American expectations for range adding benefits. 

What are the Ioniq 5’s features like? 

The rear 3/4 view of a gray-silver 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 by a gray building
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 rear 3/4 | Hyundai

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a little bigger than the Mustang Mach-E. It has 105 cubic feet of passenger space, while the Mach-E offers 101.1 cubic feet. There are 27.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats with up to 59.3 cubic feet total. 

The Ioniq 5 is loaded with tech, including a head-up display with an augmented reality mode. It projects information such as navigation directions in front of the driver. Also, there’s a 12-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12-inch infotainment touchscreen. 

Safety features from the Hyundai SmartSense suite include Highway Driving assist adaptive cruise control with lane-centering and lane changing assistance. The cruise control will adapt to your driving habits. 

You also can opt for blind spot collision avoidance, speed limit assist, automatic high beams, Safe Exit Assist, and Remote Smart Parking Assist. The Ioniq 5 could be one of the most intelligent EVs available.