The Top 5 Things Consumer Reports Loves About the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

Most industry critics are already hailing the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 as one of the best EVs to hit the market. There’s a lot to love with its refreshing design and modern electric innovation. However, before you settle in to buy one, you’ll want to know what Consumer Reports has to say.

After evaluating the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, both aesthetically and in road testing, the Consumer Reports team is beyond impressed. In fact, there are five particular features and perks about this electric SUV that the team absolutely loved. Here are those five features that you might love, too.

1. The Ioniq 5’s quick and weighty acceleration 

A white 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 all-electric compact SUV model parked on an empty lot in front of a worn brick and stone wall
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Hyundai Motor America

One of the first attributes of the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 that Consumer Reports mentions in the first few paragraphs of the overview is the rapid and punchy acceleration. There is 320 horsepower available from those front and rear electric motors, allowing it to “zip” from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 4.7 seconds. It’s an instant thrust but still weighted, offering a “linear flow” and “effortless power.” This EV doesn’t hesitate at all when you step on the accelerator.

2. Its incredibly quiet cabin

Most EVs offer quiet rides because the electric batteries are less noisy than their traditional engine counterparts. So, CR loves how quiet the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is overall. All noises are “well controlled,” including road, tire, and ambient noise levels. There might be slight humming from the battery, but it’s moderate and doesn’t detract from the quietness of the cabin overall.

3. The superb handling and steering of the Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Consumer Reports drivers were superbly impressed with the Hyundai Ioniq 5’s handling and “prowess through turns.” They also complement the “taut suspension” and talk about its feeling “solid and controlled.” Winding roads will be a breeze to soar through. You might be driving an electric SUV, but you’ll feel like you’re driving a sporty sedan. Additionally, when you switch to Sport mode, the steering firms up on the all-wheel drive version, transitioning power to the rear for an even more controlled handling experience.

4. Its overall cleanliness as an EV

The CR evaluation team loves how clean this EV is, too. The EPA rates the driving range at 256 miles for the all-wheel drive version and 303 miles for the single-motor rear-wheel-drive variation. The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has officially earned the “Green Choice” distinction. They also appreciate the abundance of eco-friendly materials used throughout the cabin, including on the seats, with the headliner, and along the door trims. This truly is an environmentally conscious electric vehicle.

5. Its compatibility with DC fast-charging stations

DC fast-charging stations, usually along major highways and intended for quick rejuicing on long trips, are not compatible with all EVs. However, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is compatible with these DC fast chargers. Hyundai says the Ioniq 5 will charge from 10% to 80% in a mere 18 minutes with the 235-kW charger. With the 150-kW charger, it can achieve the same charge in just 25 minutes. As an added bonus, the team really loves that the Ioniq 5’s navigation system will point out just where the public charging stations are located.

Ultimately, Consumer Reports gives the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 an overall score of 80 out of 100, which beats out the Tesla Model 3, the Nissan Leaf, and the Chevy Bolt. In addition to these five most-loved features, the Ioniq 5 also earns the official “Recommended” checkmark. So, when you’re ready to consider an Ioniq 5, you can rest assured that buying one of these most-talked-about EV SUVs is a great choice.

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