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“Hyundai” and “fast” aren’t as readily associated as, say, SRT, BMW M, or Shelby with speed. However, sometimes a marque will break with its sensible reputation to produce a properly quick car. Just look at the Kia Stinger GT. Such is the case with the 2025 Hyundai IONIQ 5 N, a blisteringly quick EV with Corvette-esque off-the-line speeds. 

With a 0-60 time of just 3.0 seconds, the 2025 Hyundai IONIQ 5 is fast, full stop 

A four-door Hyundai EV SUV a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette Convertible seem like incomparable vehicles. However, the 2025 Hyundai IONIQ 5 N hit 60 mph so fast that it matched the launch of the 495-horsepower Corvette 3LT Convertible with the Z51 package. 

Make and model0-60 mph
2025 Hyundai IONIQ 5 N3.0 seconds
2020 Chevrolet Corvette 3LT Convertible (Z51)3.0 seconds
2023 Tesla Model 3 Performance3.1 seconds
2024 Kia EV6 GT3.1 seconds

What’s more, the 641-horsepower IONIQ 5 N finished the quarter-mile in 11.2 seconds. That puts the high-voltage SUV ahead of the Corvette Convertible by 0.2 seconds by the end of the quarter. Not bad for a four-door, liftback EV tipping the scales at over 4,860 lbs. 

A 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N shows off its rear-end styling as it kicks up snow.
2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N | Hyundai

In fact, the 2025 Hyundai IONIQ 5 N shattered records by becoming the quickest Korean car the testers at Car and Driver have ever evaluated. Specifically, in the battle of the AWD Korean EVs, the IONIQ 5 N out-sprinted the Kia EV6 GT by 0.1 seconds.

The Kia EV6 GT isn’t the only one, either. With its impressive 3.0-second dash to 60 mph, the new IONIQ 5 N beats the pre-facelift 2023 Tesla Model 3 Performance by just one-tenth of a second. Moreover, the IONIQ 5 N widens the gap by the end of the quarter mile. The Hyundai EV’s 11.2-second quarter-mile sprint puts it 0.4 seconds ahead of both the Tesla Model 3 Performance and Kia EV6 GT.