Family Feuding: 2022 Kia EV6 vs. 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

Vehicle Comparison Highlights:

  • Kia EV6 offers more power options
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5 has a roomier cabin and cargo hold
  • These two models share a platform

Sharing a platform brings us to a comparison that seems unlikely. Why would we put the 2022 Kia EV6 against the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5? Both are electric SUVs competing in the compact class. While these two models go head to head against each other, creating the sibling rivalry we all want to enjoy.

2022 Kia EV62022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
Price Range$40,900-$55,900$39,700-$54,500
Engine OptionsSingle electric motor/Dual electric motorSingle electric motor/Dual electric motor
Horsepower 167-576 horsepower225-320 horsepower
Torque258-446 lb.-ft.258-446 lb.-ft.
TransmissionSingle-speed automaticSingle-speed automatic
Driving Range200-310 miles256-303 miles
Data Source Kelley Blue Book

From this chart, the Kia EV6 has a higher starting and finishing price than the Hyundai Ioniq 5. You’ll find four power options for the EV6, while the Ioniq 5 only gives you two options for the power you enjoy during your electric drive.

Nostalgic or futuristic driving style for your electric SUV

2022 Kia EV6 and 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 driving together
2022 Kia EV6 and 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Hyundai

The EV6 delivers a futuristic look and dynamic drive that ensures you’re riding in a vehicle made for the future. Contrasting this is the Ioniq 5, giving us a vehicle that looks like computers from the 1980s created it. Although the platform is the same, these two SUVs have different styles.

Does the Kia EV6 have a frunk?

Frunk of 2022 Kia EV6
Frunk of 2022 Kia EV6 | Kia

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Yes, but you might be a bit disappointed by this area of the Kia EV6. The frunk is slightly larger than the glove box you find inside the cabin. Even so, if you need a good place to hold a few tools, a pair of gloves, or some emergency items, the frunk of the EV6 could be the right place for these items.

How much cabin and cargo room do you find in the 2022 Kia EV6 and 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5?

The EV6 delivers a natural feeling of an interior with more roominess than other models in its class. The flat floor increases the spacious cabin to give all passengers plenty of room. Opposite the exterior style, the dashboard looks and feels more traditional than you might expect.

Rear passengers in the Kia EV6 enjoy 39 inches of legroom, and you’ll find 24.4 cubic feet of cargo space when the seats are upright.

 Hyundai took a rounded approach to the dashboard while giving us a grayscale look that you can admire. The Ioniq 5 has a glass roof, which makes the cabin feel roomier than it would otherwise.

Rear passengers in the Hyundai Ioniq 5 have 39.5 inches of legroom. There are 27.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind these seats, which gives this electric Hyundai the advantage.

How fast is the Hyundai Ioniq 5?

The Ioniq 5 EV SUV is limited to 115 mph. Amazingly, you can tow up to 2,000 pounds with this SUV, which seems strange for a vehicle in this class. The fact this electric vehicle can go that fast is comforting when you want to drive the Ioniq 5 out on the highway.

Does Kia or Hyundai offer better tech inside these EV SUVs?

Hyundai Ioniq 5
Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Hyundai

Both models have a pair of screens placed on top of the dashboard. The Kia model is sleeker with a curved black housing and larger screens, while the Hyundai delivers a block of white which is pleasing as well.

According to AutoGuide.com, you’ll find everything these two brands can bring, including:

  • Head-up display
  • Navigation system
  • Blind-spot view monitor
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alerts
  • 360-degree camera
  • Parking sensors
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Highway Driving Assist II

Does the Ioniq 5 have autopilot?

If this question refers to the semi-autonomous driving capabilities we see in the Tesla models, yes, this Hyundai does have autopilot. According to Inside EVs, while Tesla calls their Autopilot, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 can include a similar level of autonomy.

Should you drive the Kia EV6 or the Hyundai Ioniq 5?

Even though these two electric SUVs share a platform, they are extremely different. The styling, roominess, and pricing are all different. If you want the most options for power and features, you should select the Kia EV6. On the other hand, if you want a glass roof and more space in the cabin, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the right vehicle for you to drive.

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