2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6: Range and Performance Compared
The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 share the E-GMP platform but are very different electric vehicles. The immediate difference between these two Hyundai EVs is that one is an electric SUV while the other is an electric car. Although much is shared between these two models, the complete difference between a sedan and an SUV could be enough of a differentiator for some drivers.
Does the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 have more range than the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6?
The lower, sleeker, and more aerodynamic build of the Ioniq 6 sedan allows it to offer more driving range compared to its SUV sibling. The new Ioniq 6 brings 361 miles of driving in the SE Long Range RWD version. When the Ioniq 5 has the same configuration, it can only offer 303 miles of driving range.
Although the new Hyundai electric car offers more driving range in the SE trim, which rides on 18-inch wheels, if you move to the SEL and Limited models with 20-inch wheels, the driving range drops to 305 miles. All Long range RWD models of the Ioniq 5 offer the same 303 miles of driving range.
How far can you go with power to all four wheels of these Hyundai electric vehicles?
Car and Driver tells us the driving range with AWD dual-motor versions of the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is less pronounced than that of the RWD models. The AWD SEL and Limited models achieve 270 miles of range. The driving range of the AWD version of the Ioniq 5 is 266 miles.
What is the driving range for the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 Standard Range models?
You’ll find expected differences if you’re looking at the Standard Range models of either of these two Hyundai electric vehicles. The Hyundai Ioniq 6 sedan is rated at 240 miles with the standard battery pack, while the Hyundai Ioniq 5 offers 220 miles of driving range.
Thankfully, all models wearing the Ioniq name charge quickly utilizing DC fast charging, making it easy to recharge and enjoy the drive of either of these Hyundai EVs.
How fast are these Hyundai EVs?
With several driving ranges, these Hyundai electric vehicles also offer various power levels. Rather than review the power levels, let’s look at how fast these two EVs can be.
Choose the 320-horsepower dual-motor 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited AWD, and you’ll hit 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. That’s pretty quick for a crossover SUV. The Car and Driver team tested the 225-horsepower 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 SE RWD, reaching 60 mph in 6.2 seconds. This is also good, especially considering this is a single-motor sedan. The AWD Ioniq 6 hasn’t been tested by Car and Driver, but Hyundai claims it can hit this mark in 5.1 seconds.
Incidentally, Hyundai claims both EVs achieve 60 mph in the same 5.1 seconds, but Car and Driver achieved that mark much faster in the Ioniq 5. We’ll be interested to see if the 320-horsepower Ioniq 6 can beat its SUV sibling.
Will Hyundai continue with the N sub-brand for the Ioniq?
A high-performance N version of the Ioniq 5 is confirmed. We expect that version to arrive with nearly 600 horsepower. If successful, the Ioniq 6 should also receive the N treatments for more power and performance.