2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | EV Review | Driving.ca

The new Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a future-styled appliance. It’s a neat one, bringing Hyundai-Kia’s new EV platform to market with a competitive sheet of standout features and some of the most exciting commuter-car styling we’ve seen. But make no mistake: beneath tomorrow’s styling remains a straightforward appliance.

Legacy manufacturers have taken their time ironing out the next generation of vehicle platforms but electrification is finally going mainstream there’s a lot of excitement about what’s to come but few offerings can touch the flurry of excitement surrounding this the 2022 hyundai ioniq 5. this morning we’re going to hit the road and see what this electric crossover is

All about it’s a clever formula and the ionic 5 is in fact significantly larger than it looks thanks to the electric skateboard platform hyundai has been able to push the wheels far out to the extreme corners this gives it the short overhang look of a compact car but actually lets it grow significantly a full three meters between the wheels there’s no interruption

Either from wheel wells or from the center tunnel that usually disrupts leg room opening this ionic 5 ultimate even further is this fantastic panoramic roof and i’ll admit to some disappointment it’s very functional and very well put together hyundai and kia have stepped their game up a lot in recent years and it’s very hard to find much of anything to complain

About in those storage cubbies abound you can slide the center console and the rear bench forward and back the driver’s seat offers nappers an excellent full recline ability with a leg support if you want to read at the charger you can go full lazy boy in here but even with the panoramic roof the acoustic double pane glass keeps the experience very quiet indeed

Speaking of comfort hyundai has tightened up a major problem with eevs when it comes to climate control the ionic 5 enables solo drivers to direct climate control only to the driver reducing load on the system and ideally battery consumption that’s no small consideration either hyundai claims some pretty good figures for the ionic 5 and the egmp platform in

General but of course especially in the cold we’re not seeing those through an even mix of city and highway driving here in the ionic i’ve been averaging low 20s in kilowatt hours per hundred kilometers in this all-wheel drive 77 kilowatt hour model that means that it should be good on a nice day for about 400 kilometers though in these winter temperatures i’ve

Been seeing an estimate of around 350 and as it is that ends up dropping a little faster than the odometer reflects on the driver tech front this is hyundai and that’s a good thing hyundai’s established itself as one of the strongest in the market particularly in its highway driving assist adaptive cruise control keeps your speed in check and safe follow distances

Accelerating and decelerating smoothly even in stop and go traffic better still this ultimate model benefits from hyundai’s celebrated lane departure view system when you hit the signal the gauge on that side is replaced by a camera feed that shows what’s in your blind spot it’s very gracefully executed right down there in your peripheral vision and it’s a really

Big benefit for safety although those rear pillars do prompt some double takes when shoulder checking infotainment is likewise strong responsive and nicely executed the ionic 5 uses two screens of the same size both 12.3 inches they’re clean and sharp and can be set to a night mode which i personally enjoy 24 hours another benefit in this 60 000 ultimate vehicle

Is the upgraded head-up display hyundai has brought the hud a step forward in this now introducing augmented reality this system flashes useful guidance and feedback over your surroundings the ionic lets you know that it sees the other cars around you by placing a little glowing pad beneath it’s a perspective trick that works really well and does inspire even

More confidence further sharpening the experience hyundai has put paddles behind this steering wheel it’s not something that you expect but they serve a very clever purpose enabling drivers to step the regeneration up and down through three progressive levels as well as one pedal driving when putting around in traffic it can be nice just to use those and let it

Decelerate harder for you regeneration of course is important for charging but also important is the time that you’re going to spend at the charging station this is another point where this egmp platform really pays off the ionic 5 looks really spiffy but a lot of this is sort of eevee as usual today for 47 000 because obviously you’re gonna want that heat pump in

The canadian winters you get a fair bit of car for what is the average canadian new vehicle sales price that suite of excellent tech and assists it’s all here even if you don’t go big on the ultimate you’re not losing a ton the big roof premium audio 360 camera and that lane departure view are really nice things to have but this would be plenty of vehicle in that

Second trim as an appliance it does everything you’re gonna need it to do despite a hesitant first impression when i first climbed in i’ve really grown to appreciate the ionic v a word of caution however this thing is still hot and fresh and backed by a mountain of hype again a lot of which is circulating around its styling bear in mind that this vehicle shares

Its underpinnings with the kia ev6 another vehicle which promises to be a very good appliance right now while it’s new and looks the future man does it look futuristic this thing is a hit rolling down city streets or in parking lots i’ve been approached more in this than i have in any porsche or really anything short of a delorean that said you buy your appliance

To work not just for the initial hyphen excitement this isn’t to count against the ionic 5 just to bring a moment’s pause all considered hyundai has put a very strong foot forward on this initial offering of the ioniq 5. as it stands i have a hard time finding significant fault with the ionic 5. there are little things like the absence of rear wiper which makes

It impossible to see out the back of in even rain and as neat as this open concept center console is it would be nice to have something enclosed that i could keep my advil and my little hot wheels cars and whatever other nonsense in without it all just being there all considered hyundai’s put a very strong foot forward with this new ionic 5. sharp cleanly assembled

Spacious comfortable quiet it does it all and slotting in at that magic rebate price point it’s gonna be an attractive buy i know for my part i’m gonna be a little disappointed to give this one back for driving.ca i’m elliott alder be sure to check out the full review of the 2022 hyundai ioniq 5 on driving.ca and remember to check us out on instagram and twitter you

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