The newest Hyundai electric vehicle to hit the market is the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. While Consumer Reports hasn’t fully rated the EV, it already has a below-average predicted reliability score. What caused the score for the Ioniq 5 to come in so low?
Why did Consumer Reports rate the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 low?
There isn’t much data based on the current Consumer Reports review for the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. In fact, it says “Not Tested” at the top. However, Consumer Reports rated the predicted owner satisfaction and predicted reliability. The predicted reliability only scored a two out of five. The predicted owner satisfaction was above average, with a four out of five.
While nothing else was tested or rated, why is Consumer Reports so confident in the low predicted reliability? In the “first drive” section, CR notes that the Hyundai Ioniq 5 has cool features that will make this EV stand out among the competition.
The 2022 Ioniq 5 uses the new Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) from Hyundai. Hyundai will use this E-GMP platform for other models across the Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis brands in the future. It sounds like the predicted reliability might be automatically generated behind the scenes.
Is the Hyundai Ioniq electric reliable?
The Ioniq is supposed to be an all-encompassing electric sub-brand, similar to Prius and Toyota. It is just the start of Hyundai’s small SUV segment. The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has a solar-powered roof, an augmented reality Head-Up Display, and 800-volt charging.
Hyundai says the Hyundai Ioniq 5 has a 118-inch long wheelbase, which is four inches longer than the Hyundai Palisade’s wheelbase. The wheelbase length, along with the interior design, makes for extra room inside. The single motor option offers a 77.4-kWh battery, 300-mile-range, and rear-wheel-drive platform. The other option is a dual-motor all-wheel drive option getting 244 miles. While Consumer Reports has not thoroughly tested the Ioniq 5 yet, it seems to have high hopes.
When Edmunds discussed the Ioniq 5, the critics had positive things to say about Hyundai’s newest vehicle. It did note the storage space is 27.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats. With the seats folded, that changes to 59.3 cubic feet. Edmunds reports that it is pretty small for such an SUV, but it will do for most everyday situations. The Ioniq 5 can tow 1,500 pounds. This is enough to pull a small utility trailer or something similar, but not much more than that.
These are similar options in the segment
In the same segment are the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volkswagen ID.4, and Chevy Bolt EUV. Consumer Reports thinks the Hyundai Kona Electric is the best EV tested under $50,000. Edmunds considers the Tesla Model Y and the Nissan Ariya to also compete with the 2022 Ioniq 5.
It sounds like CR plans to purchase and test the Hyundai Ioniq 5 as soon as possible. For now, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 will keep its below-average predicted reliability score until testing is complete. Will Hyundai be able to live up to the critic’s expectations when it comes to testing? It has enough technology and features to do so.