Consumer Reports Praises the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 in 1 Key Area

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 may not be available in every state. But, that does not stop Consumer Reports from sinking praises about this all-electric vehicle. As an EV crossover, the Ioniq 5 marks Hyundai’s initiative to bring more EV models to its lineup. The brand built the Ioniq 5 in collaboration with Kia and the Kia EV6. Consumer Reports praised the new Ioniq 5 in these two key areas. 

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has ample power

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a popular EV crossover.
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Hyundai

Much like many EV models, the Ioniq 5 has a solid delivery of power. Power is given instantaneously and this EV crossover has the ability to generate up to 320 horsepower. Which is a fairly impressive number. Hyundai also claims this model has a 0 to 60 mph time of under five seconds. But, we have not tried that out for ourselves.

In addition to power, the Ioniq 5 also handles well. Thanks to a low-mounted battery, this model has a lower center of gravity. Which translates into good cornering and an engaging drive. Consumer Reports mentions that it even has a sort of sports car feel to it.

The Ioniq 5 has good interior space

According to Consumer Reports, the Hyundai Ioniq 5's interior space is usable.
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Interior | Hyundai

For those shopping for a new electric crossover, interior space can be one of the biggest factors for what they buy. The Ioniq 5 has a long wheelbase which makes it feel larger than it is. There is plenty of space for rear passengers, and the cargo space can handle gear, groceries, and more. 

Additionally, the Ioniq 5 has a futuristic feel but does not sacrifice on practicality. Some EV models may feel like design comes over function. That is not the case for this Hyundai model. It has convenient storage areas, usable infotainment, and a comfortable driving position. Which buyers are likely to appreciate.

What doesn’t Consumer Reports like about this EV crossover?

While Consumer Reports had plenty of praise for this model, it does have some drawbacks. For instance, when you outfit the Ioniq 5 with AWD, it loses some range. In fact, the estimated range drops to 256 miles. For some, that may be a serious downside. The publication also says that the speedometer can be blocked depending on how the driver has their hands positioned. Which is more of an annoyance than a true drawback. 

Another hit Consumer Reports gave the Ioniq 5 is its lack of front trunk space. One of the largest perks of an EV is that there is no engine upfront. Hyundai has placed various components under the hood, which takes away from storage room.

Is the Hyundai Ioniq 5 worth buying?

As an electric crossover, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 receives praises from Consumer Reports.
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Hyundai

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If you are in a state where the electric Ioniq 5 is available, it may be worthy of consideration. We enjoy the styling that this vehicle has to offer, and it is always great when a manufacturer embraces the future. 

The Ioniq 5 is not cheap though. With a starting price that goes above $40,000, it may be out of budget for some. Plus, it appears difficult to find models available at every Hyundai dealership.