Hyundai is one of the brands leading the charge towards sustainable vehicles and EV technology becoming the new norm. The 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 is the latest release if the IONIQ Hyundai subbrand and the first of the 23 EVs promised by the company. It’s got a choice between a highly efficient RWD model and a powerful AWD dual-motor model. With different technology features and standard interior enhancements, it’s well-worth the price of admission in our eyes. This 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 review will look into the different specs and features that make this EV a standout amongst the widening market of electrified vehicles.
The 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 is the latest in the brand’s push towards a total of 23 EV vehicles by 2025. This brand-new vehicle is the first of its kind within the company and has a range of features that’s meant to impress all sorts of drivers.
The 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 price depends on which combination of trim levels and powertrain options you select. The base SE comes equipped with many of the standard features you expect out of an EV with further improvements available on the higher trim levels. The SEL and Limited trim levels are well worth the additional cost due to the inclusion of unique safety features and other interior enhancements. The roster of 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 colors shift from Lucid Blue to Phantom Black, totaling around 6 different colorways available. Along with that, there’s also information on the 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 lease price and other financing options for buying your dream EV with less pressure on the budget. Below is our 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 cost table detailing the different starting MSRPs of the different models.
|2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 SE (RWD)||$44,000|
|2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 SE (Dual-Motor AWD)||$47,500|
|2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 SEL (RWD)||$46,250|
|2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 SEL (Dual-Motor AWD)||$49,750|
|2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Limited (RWD)||$51,100|
|2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Limited (Dual-Motor AWD)||$55,000|
The 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 specs sheet shows off the two different powertrain options: A single-motor variant and a dual-motor AWD variant. They both use Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors which produces 225 horsepower on the RWD model and 320 horsepower on the AWD model. For torque output, the former produces 258 pounds-feet of torque while the latter AWD produces 446 pounds-feet. The AWD is the star of the show when it comes to performance as it has a sprint time of 5.2 seconds to go from 0 to 62mph.
The battery that’s used on the 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 is a standard Lithium-ion Polymer battery pack capable of around 697 volts. It’s got a system capacity of around 77.4 kWh and takes around 25 minutes to charge from 10% to 80% with a 150kW rapid charging system and 18 minutes on a system with an output greater than 250kW. On a standard Level 2 AC system, it takes 6 hours and 43 minutes to get from 10% to 100% charge.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 fuel efficiency scores show off a sizeable difference between the Dual-Motor AWD variant and the base RWD powertrain. Although the AWD versions grant a large push in performance, it loses around 50 miles in all-electric range. Below are the different MPG scores of the 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 RWD All-Electric||132||98||114|
|2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 AWD All-Electric||110||87||98|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 interior is lush with comforts and different technologies enhanced using sustainable materials for interior surfaces. It’s got space for around 5 passengers within 106.5 cubic feet of passenger volume. Although the base model comes with stain-resistant cloth seating, the higher trim levels receive H-Tex leatherette seating as standard. The Limited models come with a “Vision” roof which gives passengers a stunning view of the sky. The cargo capacity of the IONIQ 5 is around 27.2 cubic feet with the rear seats deployed and 59.3 cubic feet with the seats folded up. There’s also a front trunk or “frunk” which has 0.85 cubic feet of item space.
Although there’s no mention of axle ratios, we do know that the 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 towing capacity is around 1,650 pounds. Take note that this is with the proper towing packages and accessories involved so make sure to avail of them for the best towing performance.
We’ve found the IONIQ 5 to be laden with technology features that show off the best that Hyundai has to offer. One of our favorite features would have to be the optional Premium Heads-up Display which blends the navigation details, cruise controls, and safety features within an augmented reality display. The infotainment system of the IONIQ 5 is also top-notch with a 12.3-inch touchscreen display and a load of premium features across the lineup. Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity come as standard with Bluetooth features available for up to 2 devices. There’s also the option for the Limited trim level to have compatibility with the Hyundai Digital Key which allows for control over your vehicle through a smartphone.
The safety and driver-assistive suite of the 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 is one that makes use of the latest in autonomous driving technology. One of its main features is the Highway Driving Assist which comes in either Level 1 or 2 variants. The level 2 variant is available on the SEL and Limited and keeps the car at a safe distance from the vehicle on your front while also centering it within the lane. Other standard features available across the lineup include a Driver Attention Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assists, Rear Cross-Traffic Alerts, and a Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist.
Hyundai’s warranty offerings are well-known for both the value they offer and the length of their warranty terms. The limited warranty plan is available for 5 years or the first 60,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Next is their legendary 10-year powertrain warranty package which has a mileage limit of 100,000 miles driven. As an EV, it comes standard with a Hybrid/Electric Battery warranty package which is available for 10 years or the first 100,000 miles driven.