The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is an electric SUV coming to shake up the SUV vehicle class. Automakers are gradually rolling out electric SUVs. The Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model Y are some of the first electric SUVs on the market. Now, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is proving it can go the distance competitively with other electric SUVs.
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has enough range to compete
According to Car and Driver, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 will start at around $45,000. Reviewers that tested the Ioniq 5 got as many as 238 miles on a single charge out of the Ioniq 5. The base model is estimated to get 300 miles of range. The average competitive base model electric vehicle gets at least 200 miles of electric range. Anything above 250 miles is considered extraordinary.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV gets 230 miles of range. Its California Route 1 trim gets a whopping 305 miles of range. The Tesla Model Y Performance model gets 303 miles of range. The Model Y Long Range model gets 326 miles of range.
The Ioniq 5 has enough range to compete with electric SUVs that are dominating their vehicle class. It is incredibly affordable, considering its range.
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a glimpse into the future
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Hyundai has several successful hybrid models available to consumers. It is seeing success with plug-in hybrid models as well. The Hyundai Kona Electric has proven that Hyundai can produce capable electric vehicles.
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is Hyundai’s first mass-produced fully electric nameplate. The electric SUV is designed to pave the way to Hyundai’s electric future. The success of the Ioniq 5 will either give Hyundai’s push to electrification much-needed momentum or set the automaker back in a big way. Either way, the new electric SUV is a glimpse into the future of Hyundai.
Should you buy a 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5?
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 should be similarly priced to the upcoming 2022 Toyota bZ4X. It can be charged almost anywhere and has a level two home charging time of under seven hours. Standard single-motor rear-wheel-drive models will make 225 horsepower.
The Ioniq 5 is compatible with DC fast-charging that can allow the electric SUV to charge in under 30 minutes. The electric SUV will include many advanced safety features like a 360-degree camera monitoring system. It will also feature four different driving modes.
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a long-anticipated electric SUV release in America, and it will be interesting to see how it stacks up against the competition. There isn’t enough info available to fairly assess the electric SUV, but it is shaping up to be a rival to the 2022 Toyota bZ4X before either vehicle has even touched American streets.