Consumer Reports Recommends 2 EVs Over the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

Consumer Reports recently released its scores for the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. The electric crossover SUV received positive reviews from the publication, which isn’t surprising given the vehicle has won several awards. Nevertheless, two other EVs scored higher in Consumer Reports‘ EV rankings.  

Consumer Reports recommends the Hyundai Ioniq 5

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 on display inside a Hyundai pop-up store in Harajuku, Japan | Stanislav Kogiku/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

After extensively testing and evaluating the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Consumer Reports praised many aspects of the EV. The Ioniq 5 snagged an excellent overall score, which landed it in Consumer Reports‘ rankings of luxury compact SUVs. 

How did the consumer publication arrive at that overall score? It represents a composite of other scores in areas such as CR’s road test, which was superb, and predicted reliability, where it had an average rating. The car received exceptionally high scores for acceleration, transmission, noise, and fuel economy.

The Ioniq 5 also scored well in predicted owner satisfaction.  

But 2 EVs outscored the Ioniq 5 in Consumer Reports evaluations

Though the Hyundai Ioniq 5 ranks highly on Consumer Reports’ overall list of recommended EVs, it doesn’t stand on top. Two electric crossover SUVs that outscored it are the 2022 Kia Niro EV and the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

How did these two EVs outscore the Hyundai Ioniq 5? The Kia Niro took the top spot on the list thanks to a higher overall score. That number is based on an exceptional road test score and perfect ratings for predicted reliability and owner satisfaction. 

Meanwhile, the Ford Mustang Mach-E scored an equally high overall score. The Mach-E received a slightly lower score on CR’s road test, a good reliability score, and a high predicted owner satisfaction score. 

Given that the Hyundai Ioniq 5 received a very good overall score, there wasn’t much difference between it and the Mustang Mach-E. It’s easy to imagine the former could overtake the Ford EV in the future. 

The 2022 Kia EV6 is another electric crossover SUV worth considering

While the Hyundai Ioniq 5 gives the Ford Mustang Mach-E a run for its money, another EV is gaining even more hype and winning admiration. It’s the Kia EV6, a new model making waves in the EV world. 

Though the EV6 has a pretty flashy, sporty appearance, don’t let that fool you when it comes to price. The crossover is relatively affordable for an EV. It has an MSRP of $40,900, which the federal EV tax credit knocks down to $33,400. 

Just how much power can you expect from the EV6? If you own the base model, you can expect 167 hp, while higher trim levels can make an impressive 320 hp. The driving range on the EV6 is anywhere from 232 miles to 310 miles, depending upon the trim. 

Given this crossover’s relative affordability, attractive appearance, and respectable range, it’s no wonder Kia has already sold 3,000 units as of March. It’s more affordable and has better range than some rivals (such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E). Kia vehicles also have the advantage of the free EV charging program the company offers in conjunction with Electrify America. 

With so many great EVs on the market, consumers are likelier than ever to find one that’s right up their alley. 

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