A Closer Look: The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai is releasing a shocking new addition to its lineup. The Ioniq 5 is the latest electric vehicle from the South Korean automaker. Here’s a closer look at the impressive new electric SUV.

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a shocking new EV

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According to Car and Driver, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 starts at $40,925. The base model will produce 220 miles of range. For $44,875, consumers can purchase the base model with a larger battery that produces 303 miles of range.

The Ioniq 5 with rear-wheel drive makes 225 horsepower. The all-wheel drive model produces an astounding 320 horsepower.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5’s base model may not be particularly special compared to other upcoming electric SUV models, but its large battery model with all-wheel drive is very impressive. Range over 250 miles usually comes at a high price. The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 with a large battery pack could cost close to $37,375 after federal electric vehicle tax credits.

Hyundai’s electric SUV model will offer incredible value thanks to the Ioniq 5’s range. It will also be available in several trims that are more exciting to drive than the base model.

What’s so special about the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5?

A white 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric SUV is parked.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is parked | Hyundai

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The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has four different drive modes. Drivers can switch between Sport, Snow, Eco, and Normal to best suit their needs and driving conditions. The Ioniq 5 also features shift paddles on its steering wheel.

Aside from its incredible range, the Ioniq 5 also boasts fast charging capabilities. Car and Driver claims that the Ioniq 5 has the second-fastest charging time behind the Kia EV6. Long charging times have been a huge issue in the electric vehicle space, so vehicles that can charge quickly like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 will surely get the attention of consumers.

The Ioniq 5’s battery can go from 10-80% battery capacity in as little as 18 minutes using a 350 kilowatt DC charger. In comparison, some electric vehicles take several hours to charge and have to be charged overnight for practical use.

Should you buy a Hyundai Ioniq 5?

A gray 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 on display at the LA Auto Show.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 at the LA Auto Show | Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

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The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be one of the most versatile electric vehicles available to consumers. It balances great range with power and quick charging times.

The Ioniq 5 is one of the best new electric SUV options because of its reasonable price after EV tax incentives. Few competitors will offer as much range for the same price range, and that will give this electric SUV a huge advantage. Hyundai’s new EV is capable of becoming one of the most popular EVs on the market in 2022.

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