- The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is more traditional
- More power options are offered in the Kia EV6
- These two electric SUVs share a platform
Platform sharing isn’t anything new. Many automakers are working on dedicated EV platforms to build entire lineups of EVs for the future. Hyundai Motor Company brings us a new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). This platform is not only for the Hyundai brand but also for Kia and Genesis.
Whether you’re familiar with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 or the Kia EV6, when you put them together, you’ll find these two share a platform, and they are very similar EV crossover SUVs.
|2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5||2022 Kia EV6|
|Engine Options||Single or Dual Electric Motors||Single or Dual Electric Motors|
|Horsepower||225 hp/320 hp||167 hp/225 hp/320 hp/576 hp|
|Torque||258 lb-ft/446 lb-ft||258 lb-ft/446 lb-ft|
|Driving Range||303 miles/256 miles||232 miles/310 miles/274 miles/200 miles|
Which is better, EV6 or Ioniq 5?
MotorTrend tells us that the biggest differences between these two electric SUVs are found in the suspension tune, tires, and driving range. As you can see from the chart above, the Kia EV6 offers more power options than the Ioniq 5.
The wheelbase of the EV6 is four inches shorter than the Ioniq 5. The Kia also has a lower roofline, but it happens to be about two inches longer overall. This allows the Kia to be a bit sportier than the Hyundai model. Both vehicles have 20-inch wheels and offer a similar drive.
What are the pros and cons of each EV?
Offering quick information regarding these EVs on a shared platform, U. S. News and World Report tells us the 2022 Kia EV6 offers:
- Lengthy driving range
- Lively handling
- Comfy, upscale interior
- Many active safety features
- Undersized cargo area
While the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 gives you:
- Powerful and quick
- Incredible efficiency and above-average driving range
- Spacious, comfortable seats
- Intuitive tech features
- Hit-or-miss cabin design
What does the base model of the Hyundai Ioniq offer?
The base model of the Ioniq 5 EV SUV is the SE model. This trim gives you:
- Power driver’s seat
- Dual 12-inch displays
- 19-inch wheels
- Apple CarPlay
- Android Auto
- Blue Link
- Forward-collision avoidance
- Automatic emergency braking
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alerts
- Safe Exit Assist
- Automatic high beams
What does the base model of the Kia EV6 offer?
The Light trim is the base model of the EV6, and this electric SUV gives you:
- 19-inch alloy wheels
- LED headlights/taillights
- 12.3-inch digital instrument panel
- Wireless charging
- Cloth upholstery
- Power-adjustable driver’s seat
- Navigation-based smart cruise control
- Similar safety features to the Ioniq 5
Cabin differences between these two electric SUVs
The 2022 Kia EV6 offers you the most traditional of the two cabins with a sporty-looking, driver-focused cabin with suede and faux leather across the eats. The center of the dashboard offers a floating center console to give you an attention point. The EV6 has a two-spoke steering wheel, head-up display, and a pair of 12.3-inch screens in upper trims. The cargo area behind the rear seats measures 24.4 cubic feet.
Looking at the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, we see an electric SUV that has a mostly black and white color scheme as part of the style. This interior has some buttons that double for functions, which might be confusing, especially when you mean to turn down the radio but end up turning down the temperature. The cargo area of the Ioniq 5 is a little larger than the EV6 at 27.2 cubic feet.
Should you drive the Hyundai Ioniq 5 or Kia EV6?
Your tastes will tell you which of these two electric SUVs you should drive. If you prefer a sportier build and more power options, the Kia EV6 is the right model for you to drive. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a more traditional build, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the right electric SUV to drive.