(By Tom Lohnes) – The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is here and it’s hot on the tracks of Ford and Tesla.
With retro styling, a cavernous interior, and some quick motor options, this EV is going to be a big seller in such a competitive segment. With the base model having a single rear-mounted motor, the Ioniq 5 can accelerate from a stop to 60 miles per hour in just 7.4 seconds. Upgrade the motor and battery, and it can do the same sprint in 5.2, which is quicker than both the Tesla Model Y long range and Ford Mustang Mach-E premium. Range varies from 150 to 300 miles, which is pretty average considering its size. Exterior styling is a mixed bag for some, I personally love the sharp creases and stainless steel-esque paint on the debut model. Inside, the Ioniq 5 is less advanced than Tesla and Ford, but it makes up for that in practicality.
Pricing for the Ioniq 5 should start at around $40,000 and go all the way to $55,000 with options. Overall a great EV with awesome design, outstanding practicality, and a good pricetag, the Ioniq 5 should be a good seller.