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The BEST EV to BUY? | 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 POV Review

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Hello everyone welcome to the ionic 5. this is the first ev of the channel um and i just want to be able to you know showcase it for you guys today so giving it a quick walk around obviously this thing is very good looking i actually really enjoy this nice blue paint it’s not my favorite color that the ionic 5 has to offer but it’s definitely up there i say like

The dark gray i believe it’s some sort of matte color is a little bit more appealing but i mean just look at these led tail lights i mean even just like the stance of the car is pretty much perfect for what you’d want out of a you know a little crossover ev um to tell you more about it also like look at this plastic cladding we got along the wheel wells and then

The aggressive corner styling with the little slant mark through the body panel there um and then obviously these front leds too were pretty nice as well uh right now i have the parking lights on because when you put it into park you’re not actually able to just have your running lights on before i take this thing for a spin and show you all the you know driving

Features let me actually open the tailgate for you guys to see as well and so there’s a little button you press right here nothing is electronic it’s all hydraulic as you can see here we have a pretty wide open trunk it’s not the biggest but you know the seats go down obviously you can make more room into the cabin too if you’re carrying something a little bit

Longer it’s a pretty good size uh the one gripe i have with this is there’s no really nice place to touch where you can put down the trunk you kind of just have to grab this inside latch and then push down on the panel which i don’t like having to touch the paint of the car for but anyways it’s just a small little gripe let’s get in and drive this beauty so

Welcome to the ionic 5 this is our first channels ev and yeah let’s get into you know some of the driving features so obviously you know we see this big screen when we get in you know the interior is actually pretty nice it’s it’s generally simple and there’s definitely you know some like soft plastics here there’s not like a ton of hard plastics maybe as you

Go up your dash you’ll get some but so far everything’s nice um driving this over the last day there hasn’t been any sort of like weird rattles or anything like that i’ve been able to comfortably fit four people in here with no problems and it’s been it’s been pretty good to me so in this front screen here obviously this is kind of like your home menu right

Here unless you’re using apple carplay um and once you click on this car which i thought is pretty cool like you can see the nearest charging station you can see you know your mileage with the ac off and on which is kind of funny um you can like schedule your climate and stuff like that um and then once you go to the home menu you got your map you know you got

Your ev information which we just went over you can put on your heated seats from here there’s no hard button climate controls here and also we have hard buttons down here i will say that i don’t like the buttons on the steering wheel and the climate control because they’re gloss black and once you touch them you know you can see probably see here that it gets

Really dirty um gloss black is great until you have it for a couple weeks and then it’s it gets dirty just so fast no matter how much you clean it um then obviously we have like a valet mode in here too which is nice um and then obviously down here you can see your media how to connect you know your phone and stuff like that too you can do obviously like phone

Projection apple carplay i will say that the apple carplay is only wired so you have to use a little usb cable running from the bottom of the dashboard here which kind of sucks because you’d want to keep this area kind of open you don’t want a cord like rubbing against your leg as you drive but with that being said we obviously have this front screen here i’m not

Sure exactly how much you guys can see but it shows you a picture of your car um this car has blind spot monitoring so it’ll actually pop up on your car like here and here like if someone’s in your blind spots which is kind of cool when you switch into you switch your drive mode say you go into sport you know everything kind of changes as well and obviously in

Eco too so it kind of shows you different things like sport mode will show you torque instead of your efficiency as an ev and then obviously your range changes with each mode too which is kind of cool that being said you know you can hold okay to get into the settings then it’ll show you like driver convenience things um in any sort of hyundai you’ll have this

Exact kind of system but usually it shows up here unless you have the digital dash like this all right so let’s get into the driving so in order to obviously you know being my you know first ever ev this one’s interesting so you have this little uh you know almost like a another stock coming out of your steering wheel um you flick it up to put it into drive you

Can flick it down twice to put in reverse up once neutral and then this little thing is park um and then obviously you still have a start stop button just like any car except it doesn’t make noise when you start it up really you know there’s no engine um it’s you know you’re just on an ev platform so when you hit start you just hear a little chime and then

Your car is on so let’s flick it into drive and get going here all right so starting off in sport mode this car is actually extremely quick so this is the ionic 5 with all-wheel drive and the 0-60 is said to be at 5.2 seconds and with the instant torque it feels much faster and really that 5.2 seconds is all you’ll need you know you can get up to speed very

Quickly no matter really where you are because there’s no gears so you’re not downshifting to get more torque you’re not you know up shifting when you hit the limiter there’s none of that it’s just it’s all instant power which is pretty unique to get used to honestly and so in sport mode you’re not going to find this car to be super engaging you know the steering

Doesn’t really change um really just what will happen is your throttle spots will increase and that’s what i’ve found uh you know obviously you get this different dynamic in your front gauge cluster but really nothing else is exciting uh this isn’t meant to be some sort of sports car anyways so just enjoy it as an ev because frankly you’ll have enough power and

You’ll also have tons of comfort in here so automatically switching like right into normal mode you can feel like this uh the the you know not per se gas pedal but you know you can feel the throttle kind of let up a little bit it gets a little lighter and uh you’re instantly putting less power down as if you were in sport mode so that being said just in normal

You know this this car is very comfortable uh we have a huge you know greenhouse in here with it being eaten ev the dash is a lot lower um so you can really see out of everything my girlfriend commented although she really you know enjoys the interior it’s kind of like a fishbowl in here and i agree with her and so when you put that when you put it into sport it

Just kind of like put your pedal to the floor like it’s it’s pretty insane how fast this thing picks up um you don’t really get a lot of uh like wheel hop or anything like that too with like you know front wheel drive cars obviously you get that um you know everything kind of hooks up you know the tires work well with this car i’m not sure exactly what it’s on but

I’d imagine it’s all seasons right now the efficiency we’ve been getting is just over three miles per kilowatt hour i’m not really sure if that’s good or not this is the first ev i’ve ever driven so i can’t tell you but it has improved since i’ve gotten the vehicle i think when i got it it was at like 2.5 so i’ve been driving it pretty conservatively over these

Last uh you know this last like 24 hours that i’ve had this vehicle we have a really nice seating position it doesn’t go as low as you might want it to you know i’m about 5 10 and i feel kind of tall in this car given i i still have maybe about six inches in headroom from me to the you know to the ceiling of this car um but i will also say that obviously like

I’m just someone who likes to sit a bit lower in their in their cars and you can’t really do that in here the driver’s seat is the only one in this in this ionic five i don’t know if you can option it up but this in this ionic five this is actually the only one that gets the electric adjustments the rest are manual as far as the usability of this infotainment

System has gone it’s been great to me so far i commented in my last video doing the 2021 toyota supra that i had issues you know getting everything going just kind of figuring out how to connect my phone uh figuring out the navigation system just you know how to get around in the menus it was difficult in this hyundai they’ve kind of figured things out uh you

Know everything’s pretty simple you have a nice front home page where you know kind of shows you everything just right up front where you need to be as far as like more in-depth settings obviously you can have you know you can press ok in the steering wheel and get everything as far as like driver and uh you know like convenience options are all in there and so

You know everything’s been set up in a in a easier way for the user as far as cup holders go uh we have two in this front here and then you can kind of use this little cubby here as a third cup holder which is funny um and then there’s two in the back seats as well so at highway speeds you know this ionic 5 is actually pretty comfortable it’s generally smooth the

Tires do a great job at keeping things you know stable and quiet you know there’s not a lot of tire noise which is great i will say that there is a lot of wind noise um you know this interior is probably not you know packed with sound deadening but you know it’s generally quiet especially with no engine but yeah i’d say that like on highway speeds um it’s pretty

Easy to get up to speed uh it’s pretty easy to cruise and just kind of set your cruise control to kind of do the work for you and it even has the little uh like steering icon on steering wheel that allows the car to take control for a little bit and steer in this system and my system in my in my hyundai it doesn’t last long before it tells you to put your hands

On the wheel take with that what you will but yeah with that being said you know the system works well i’ve i’ve come to trust it there are places where like you know the the lines aren’t as good and so you know you kind of get it to short out on you but it’ll beep at you if it’s going to shut off so keep that in mind as well so as far as range goes i believe you

Know we’re at 50 right now and the range is 130 so you know add that up with the all-wheel drive you get about 260 mileage um so it’s it’s not amazing you know in my gas car obviously i get about 400 in my elantra i’ve also had cars that you know don’t really get more than like 300 as far as mileage too so you know as long as you have you live in a place where

Charging stations are pretty accessible and you have one at home like it’s not really a big deal as you might make it out to be and you know i’ve i’ve heard people talk about like road trips being a concern too you could always you know rent a car or if you i mean most you know american families at least i’ve i’ve seen uh being around a lot of american families

We have multiple cars you know take that into account too you might have two cars one could be an ev one cannot be you know that might work out too you know have a gas powered car with more range in it you know there’s definitely adjustments to be made you know driving an ev but i can tell you that like in a daily commute this is a much better option than you know

Say any gas powered car you know you don’t get the jolts from transmission shifting as far as all the like buttons and places that you touch like on a regular basis such as your you know your turn signal stock like i’m using here or you know the one to control your windshield wipers or the one that you use to shift into gear uh they’re all amazing like honestly

They’re really nice quality um it feels like i’m in a way more expensive car you know obviously this ionic five starting at about forty thousand dollars and i think that just in the right places they’ve added the right quality buttons which i’ve definitely criticized cars in the past for including like maybe a cheap steering wheel or cheap buttons around where

You your hands are usually always so props to hyundai on that i will say that these door panels are quite simple and they definitely saved a lot of money on them um they do kind of collect fingerprints too i’ve noticed um so keep that in mind but where my car like on the outside of the doors has like that gloss black this one actually has a matte black which is

Way better because it doesn’t show fingerprints as often um and that’s very important for like when people close your doors obviously like as they close your doors you know they get their fingerprints on that part of the door so it’s great that hyundai didn’t include that gloss plaque in this one so as we switch into eco mode things kind of lull out um obviously

You’re gonna get better fuel economy in here just by the nature of how the car behaves under the uh under the eco mode um your throttle response is basically none it acts as if you’re you know you’re not even here you’re gonna get pretty good efficiency in here um and if you wanna go crazy put it into sport mode you know if you’re bored just driving ev which you

Probably will be um but yeah with that being said you know obviously i’ve talked about this car being boring but at the same time you know evs are a great way to you know kind of like have a more relaxing commute in your workday because you know when you’re driving in stop and go traffic this is definitely the best thing to have especially if it has like radar

Crews or if it has you know the one pedal driving all that stuff is really great and i’ve heard a lot of people comment on how when they’re done their drive and their ev especially like some of my co-workers like they often are you know a lot more awake when they get home they’re not as tired from their commute or not as you know drained from just you know being

In stop and go traffic so keep that into consideration when you’re looking for your next car maybe it’s an eevee if it fits into your daily life even being in new hampshire where you know things are a little more rural and parts of my uh parts of my life compared to say like california we still have plenty of charging stations out here i don’t think i would have

An issue finding one so how does the ionic 5 fit in with its competitors obviously you have the tesla um you have the ford mach e you have you know the kia ev6 and you know some other evs are coming out as you know we progress as society and honestly i can say that i haven’t driven any of those but i will say that this this ionic five is definitely the best

Looking i think that just whatever ev you choose make sure you at least get to drive two of them maybe three whatever you can kind of get your hands on just to gauge what you like in your ev and what you know manufacturer might you know suit you the best i’ll tell you right now the ionic 5 has been a really good car to me over the last day i have had really great

First impressions of it i wish i could have it for a longer time and get to know it a little more but i’ve been driving it you know a couple hund you know almost a couple hundred miles and i will say that like i haven’t had any problems with it other than the fact that i myself like i’m a very sports car enthusiast so i just get bored driving it but for a person

Who’s not really looking for something crazy just looking for something comfortable that’ll get to and from work in a safe manner and also you know have all their tech features that they want this is definitely a great option for that so keep the ionic five in mind especially if you love the styling such as i do and go for the crazy colors people

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The BEST EV to BUY? | 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 POV Review By Auto Joe