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The 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 is one of the most popular electric SUVs on the market. This is for a good reason; however, the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E is also a solid option. This is true primarily due to performance, as this SUV performs like the pony car many know and love. Unfortunately, despite being a well-rounded all-electric SUV, the electric Mustang 2023 gets a bit of hate. 

Here’s why the new electric Mustang is a solid choice over the 2023 Hyundai IONIQ5. 

The Electric Mustang 2023 performs like the classic pony car

2023 Hyundai IONIG 5 in motion
2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 | Hyundai

The 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E is a spectacular SUV regarding performance. It’s powered by either a 70 kWh battery or an extended range 91 kWh pack, according to Car and Driver. The battery pack pairs with two electric motors, one mounted on each rear axle. The lower-end models of the electric Mustang 2023 have maximum outputs of between 266 and 346 horsepower. 

The 2023 IONIQ 5 only offers a max of 320 horsepower. Regarding speed, the fastest Hyundai option accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds, whereas the electric Mustang 2023 does the feat in only 3.5 seconds. In terms of range for these two all-electric SUVs, the Ford option offers between 224 and 312 miles; the 2023 IONIQ 5 promises between 220 and 303 miles on a single charge. 

The 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E interior is advanced 

Ford Mustang Mach-e interior
Ford Mustang Mach-E | Ford

The cabin of the new electric Mustang is also a reason to choose it over the 2023 IONIQ 5. One of the main reasons is the abundance of space the Ford SUV has. For starters, the battery can be found under the floor. This allows for much room for both cargo and passengers; the new Mustang Mach-E has 29 cubic feet of cargo storage in the back and as much as 60 when the seats are folded. 

The dashboard in this SUV is one of the standout features. Not only does it have a perfectly symmetrical look, but it also includes a state-of-the-art digital cluster. Another high point of the electric Mustang 2023 interior is the 15.5-inch vertical infotainment screen. Not many vehicles have vertical touchscreens, but this feature dramatically adds to an SUV’s interior. 

The new Mustang Mach-E has a futuristic look

2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E in black
2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Ford

Both the 2023 IONIQ 5 and the electric Mustang have stunning exteriors. However, the Ford option has a bit more of a dramatic look that steals the show. In addition, the SUV looks very similar to the regular Ford Mustang, giving it points in the eyes of many. Regarding the IONIQ 5, it has a look that not everyone likes, especially with its use of lines on either side. 

The 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 outscores the Mustang Mach-E in a few ways. However, where it doesn’t win is in the area of performance. The electric Mustang is a fast SUV that many people enjoy driving. In many ways, it’s the perfect SUV for people who would typically go for something more sporty and fun.

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