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Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV: Battery range, price, charging speed for modern electric crossover

Do you like pixels? The Ioniq 5 is the right mix of clean, modern design with a little bit of weird futurism thrown in.

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The Ioniq 5 is the first in a line of all-electric vehicles from Hyundai that adopt the Ioniq nameplate and an entirely new design ethos that has to be seen to be believed.

Hyundai’s designers have taken a well-proportioned crossover (it may be more of a hatchback, but I digress) and covered it in “Parametric Pixels.” The pixels make up the headlights, taillights, and countless touches all over the car. It looks terrific.

The Ioniq 5 is based on Hyundai’s new E-GMP platform that will underpin all the brand’s future EVs (and one that’s shared with corporate cousin Kia for some nice economies of scale). The EV has a wheelbase that’s longer than Hyundai’s mid-size three-row Palisade SUV, even though it’s roughly the dimensions of the much smaller Hyundai Tucson compact SUV.

The wheels are pushed way out to the corners of the car, making it far roomier inside than you would expect on the inside. And, perhaps most significantly, Hyundai has designed it to charge really fast.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Hyundai Ioniq 5, from price and specs to range and charging time.

The Ioniq 5 can charge at up to 350 kW, if you can find the right DC fast charger.


How fast can I charge the Hyundai Ioniq 5?

This is where the Ioniq 5 really shines. Hyundai has really focused on maximizing charging speeds:

  • The car supports both 800-volt and 400-volt charging.
  • On an ultra-fast 350-kilowatt charger, the Ioniq 5 can charge its 77.4 kWh battery pack from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.
  • It can pick up 68 miles of range in five minutes if you only have time for a top-up.
  • The 10.9 kW onboard charger can fill the battery on a residential Level 2 charger in a little under 7 hours.

Hyundai is partnering with Electrify America, a network of charging stations owned by Volkswagen, to give all Ioniq 5 buyers two years of unlimited 30-minute fast-charging sessions.

You can also uncharge the Ioniq 5 by plugging in an adapter to the charging port that allows the car to be used as a giant battery backup, providing up to 1.9 kW of power via a standard 120-volt power outlet. Hyundai suggests that it could even be used as an emergency power source to charge up a stranded EV.

What’s the range of the Hyundai Ioniq 5?

There are three different variants of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 when it comes to range:

  • 220 miles — The SE Standard Range is equipped with a smaller 58 kWh battery pack and a less-powerful rear motor. It will be available later than the rest of the line.
  • 256 miles — The SE/SEL/Limited trims with the larger 77.4 kWh battery and dual-motor AWD option get slightly less mileage than the RWD option.
  • 303 miles — The larger battery, single-motor RWD version is the max mileage option, trading a bit of horsepower for a longer range.

The Ioniq 5 has a standard crossover shape but with an extremely long wheelbase thanks to its all-electric design.


How much horsepower and torque does the Hyundai Ioniq 5 have?

Like with range, there are three motor variants:

  • 168 HP, 258 lb-ft — The single-motor, standard range RWD option
  • 225 HP, 258 lb-ft — The single-motor, extended range RWD option
  • 320 HP, 446 lb-ft — The dual-motor, extended range option

What’s the 0-60 time of the Hyundai Ioniq 5?

There are a range of 0 to 62 mph acceleration times for the Ioniq 5:

  • 5.2 seconds for dual-motor, extended range
  • 7.4 seconds for single-motor, extended range
  • 8.5 seconds for single-motor, standard range

All versions of the Ioniq 5 are limited to 115 MPH.

Is the Hyundai Ioniq 5 self-driving?

Not exactly. It’s equipped with the next generation of Hyundai’s Highway Driving Assist technology that combines adaptive cruise control with active lane centering to reduce the stress of driving. It’s not permanently hands-free like GM’s Super Cruise or Ford’s BlueCruise, but it will significantly reduce the amount of work a driver needs to do.

Hyundai says the Ioniq 5 will assist with lane changes and respond appropriately to close-call, low-speed “cut-ins” by other drivers. As a bonus, the adaptive cruise control system will learn the driver’s personal tendencies for acceleration and spacing to the vehicle ahead, approximating the driver’s preferred driving behavior when the computer is helping to manage things.

The Ioniq 5 also has a host of other safety features, including automatic emergency braking, automatic avoidance steering if another car starts to come into your lane, and steering assistance to avoid other obstacles in your path.

It uses rear-facing radar to make sure that vehicles aren’t coming up on the vehicle from behind when it’s parked, and it will proactively lock the doors and prevent kids (or parents) from flinging open the rear doors if a car or bicycle is about to pass.

The head-up display in the Ioniq 5 shows all manner of information, including current speed and the status of various driver-assist features.


Where can I buy the Hyundai Ioniq 5?

The Ioniq 5 is currently available in “extremely limited quantities” in the U.S. states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. There will be a broader U.S. rollout starting later in 2022, assuming Hyundai can fulfill orders.

What’s the price of the Hyundai Ioniq 5?

There are seven different versions of the Ioniq 5, and all of these prices do not account for the $7,500 federal tax credit or any available state credits:

  • $40,915 — Ioniq 5 SE RWD Standard Range
  • $44,865 — Ioniq 5 SE RWD
  • $48,365 — Ioniq 5 SE AWD
  • $47,115 — Ioniq 5 SEL RWD
  • $50,615 — Ioniq 5 SEL AWD
  • $51,815 — Ioniq 5 Limited RWD
  • $55,615 — Ioniq 5 Limited AWD

How can I buy the Hyundai Ioniq 5?

Contact your local Hyundai dealer for information on inventory and ordering the Ioniq 5.

The pixel theme is echoed across the car, including on the head and taillights, and on decorative elements inside and out.


What about the Hyundai Ioniq 6 and Ioniq 7?

The Ioniq 6 will be a midsize sedan similar in size to the current Hyundai Sonata, and the Ioniq 7 will be a large three-row SUV similar to the Hyundai Palisade. They’ll be built on the same E-GMP platform, but Hyundai has not shared any other information about those upcoming vehicles.

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