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Futuristic full-electric SUV

Price From $42,785- To $53,935

by | May 10, 2023


Hyundai launched the Ioniq nameplate in 2016 as a dedicated line of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric vehicles. Car enthusiasts appreciated it for its fuel efficiency and focus on sustainability, making it a popular choice for eco-conscious drivers. The Ioniq 5, launched in 2021, represents a significant evolution of the brand—it marks a new chapter for Hyundai as they continue to expand their offerings in the EV market and aim to become a leading player in sustainable transportation.

With its innovative and futuristic design, attention to comfort and safety features, and stunning performance, this EV is here to revolutionize the SUV industry. In this 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 review, we will evaluate its battery, range, capability, interior, safety suite, pricing, warranty, and more. So if you’re interested to learn in detail about the first vehicle lineup built on Hyundai’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), read on!

Offers composed rides on all road conditions
Fast-charging for extra convenience
Excellent styling with a premium appeal
Poor rear visibility
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not wireless

Performance, Engine, and Comfort


The use of powerful battery, electric motors, fast-charging facility, and a comfortable interior make this SUV a class apart. The only complaint we have is regarding design of the interior, which is not at par with the external design of the vehicle.

Engine & Performance


Whether you’re sitting behind the wheels or on the passenger seat, you will have a great experience either way. Its on-road performance is remarkably controlled and smooth, with a touch of sportiness to keep things interesting.


This vehicle runs on electric motors. The base option is a 58 kWh battery pack which offers the highest amount of range.


The battery pack pairs with 1-speed direct drive transmission.


It comes with front struts and rear multi-link suspension.


The electric-powered heated steering wheel comes with tilt and telescopic mechanism. It has cruise control and audio control located on the steering wheel so the driver can access it with ease.

Safety & Reliability


JD Power gave the lineup a reliability score of 76/100. It’s also a part of IIHS’ Top Safety Pick+ vehicles.


It comes with 12.8 inches ventilated disc brakes for front and rear brakes.


Head airbags for front and rear seats, as well as dual front side-mount airbags are part of the standard safety suite.


Blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, driver attention alert, rear cross traffic alert, stability control, pre and post collision safety system, emergency braking, and engine mobilizer are some of the key safety and driver-assist features you can access as part of the standard package.


It comes with LED headlamp, dusk sensing headlamps, and daytime running lights.

Traction control

Available as a standard safety feature, traction control prevents wheels from losing traction, especially while driving on slippery roads.

Fuel Economy


The best thing about EVs is that they are not only sustainable, but also offer higher driving range than regular vehicles. Hyundai Ioniq 5 gets charged quickly and delivers an impressive electric-only range, making it suitable for long drives.


The base 58 kWh battery coupled with a single electric motor produces 168 hp, while there’s another more powerful variant that generates 225 hp. These are for rear-wheel drive set up. For all-wheel drive, the battery and electric motor generate 320 hp, and the setup goes from 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds.


The base battery pack has a range of 220 miles. The 77.4 kWh battery pack is good for 266 miles when equipped with dual motors, and 303 miles when running on a single motor. Charging is incredibly fast—it takes around 18 minutes to take the charge from 10% to 80%.



You would probably expect a futuristic interior from this lineup, but that’s not the case. However, despite its simple styling, Hyundai focuses on practicality, offers comfortable seats and convenient climate control to make long rides a breeze. You won’t feel any jolt while driving on bumpy roads, and expect quiet rides. Some wind noise still reaches the cabin, but that only happens when the vehicle is at the top speed.


The seats are thoughtfully designed to offer maximum comfort. The front seats get 41.7 inches of legroom, while the rear seats get 39.4 inches. The premium upholstery and multi-level heating make you feel cozy.


The design language of the vehicle is different if you compare its interior and exterior. The exterior screams futuristic, while the interior is something you’d already be familiar with—a typical Hyundai setup that prioritizes utility and convenience.


While the interior design is simple, what caught our attention the most is the tech-savvy infotainment system. It comes with a 12-inch display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, voice recognition, Bose speakers, and USB connection.

Overall height and space

The vehicle is 182.5 inches long, 74.4 inches wide, and has a height of 63 inches. The wheelbase is 118.2 inches.

Trunk space

The storage space is not a lot, but it’s adequate for a small family trip. You get 27.2 cubic feet base cargo area at the back of the rear seats, expandable up to 60.2 cubic feet if you fold down the rear seats. The cabin also has storage pockets here and there, which come in handy for keeping your bottle, phone, and other belongings.

Price and Extras


Electric SUVs are gaining more and more popularity with each passing and for good reasons. Starting from $42k+, Ioniq 5 offers a good value for money. If you’re looking for a future-proof vehicle and embrace sustainability, this is the SUV you need.

Market Price

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 comes in 3 trim levels—SE, SEL, and Limited. This cutting-edge electric vehicle justifies its price tag in several ways. Its fast-charging capabilities mean that drivers can quickly and easily top up their battery on the go, and its sleek and unconventional design sets it apart from other vehicles in its class, while also improving aerodynamics and efficiency.

Trim Level  Base Price
SE $42,785
SEL $48,785
Limited $53,935


Both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive setups are available.


The basic warranty coverage lasts for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Hyundai offers a drivetrain warranty and EV battery warranty for 10 years or 100,000 miles, rust warranty for 7 years or unlimited miles, and roadside assistance for 5 years or unlimited miles. Apart from this, the automaker also offers free maintenance for 3 years or 36,000 miles.


When armed with the right set of equipment, this lineup can tow up to 2300 pounds.


The 2023 Ioniq 5 received plenty of awards for its innovation. The EV won Car and Driver’s Editor’s Choice Award and 10Best Trucks and SUVs Award, as well as the Best EV award in Canada.


The spacious interior and ample cargo space make it an ideal choice for small families, but some may find the interior design to be less stylish than other vehicles in the segment. Moreover, the Ioniq 5’s wide turning circle may pose a challenge for drivers in tight spaces. However, these minor drawbacks are outweighed by the many advantages of the vehicle, such as its impressive range, fast charging, and advanced technology features. Overall, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a highly impressive electric vehicle that offers a lot of value for drivers who are looking for a practical and environmentally friendly vehicle.