Hyundai IONIQ 5 Review

Price: £43,150 to £54,150

Electrifying.com score

9/10

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It barely seems believable that the Hyundai IONIQ 5 arrived on the scene three years ago. In that time, the Korean five-seater has established itself as one of the best all-round long-range electric cars in the business. Is it still a great option for drivers looking to make the switch to electric? 

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  • Battery sizes: 58kWh and 77.4kWh
  • Miles per kWh: 4.1
  • E-Rating™: A+

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  • Max charge rate: 225 kW
  • WLTP range: 238 miles (58kWh) 315 miles (77.4kWh)
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  • Battery sizes: 58kWh and 77.4kWh
  • Miles per kWh: 4.1
  • E-Rating™: A+

    Click here to find out more about our electric car Efficiency Rating.​

  • Max charge rate: 225 kW
  • WLTP range: 238 miles (58kWh) 315 miles (77.4kWh)
  • Electrifying.com E-Rating A+

Ginny Says

“Hyundai came early to the electric car party and feels a step ahead in many respects. I love the look of the IONIQ 5 and although it's not quite as efficient as its predecessors, it's well made and great for longer hauls”

Tom Says

“If you like to stand out from the crowd but still value things like practicality and comfort then I reckon the IONIQ 5 is worth a look. The quality seems first rate and although it's not the most dynamic thing to drive, it's a good package.”

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 comes with a pair of battery options (58kWh and 77.4kWh), with the larger one now offering more than 300 miles of WLTP range

  • Range:Up to 315 miles
  • Battery:58 to 77.4kWh
  • Home/Public charger (7kW):9 hours
  • Fast charging 20-80% (50kW):50 mins
  • Home/Public charger (7kW): 9hrs Fast charging 20-80% (50kW): 50 mins Ultra Fast Charging (Supercharging) 20-80% (150kW):20mins

Range

The IONIQ 5 shares much of its architecture with the brilliant Kia EV6, and together they boast some of the best range figures in the business –certainly at relatively normal money. With a choice of two batteries (and power outputs), the Hyundai’s range varies depending on how much you spend. The entry-level 58kWh/168bhp option allows 238 miles of driving, while upgrading to the 77.4kWh battery ups this to 315 miles if you’re happy with rear-wheel drive and 214bhp, while the full-fat, 300bhp all-wheel drive IONIQ 5 can travel up to 287 miles on a charge. Those latter two figures dip around five per cent if you go for the 20in alloys of the poshest ‘Ultimate’ spec, though.

Battery

Buyers have a choice of two batteries: a 58kWh pack and a new-for-2023 77.4kWh unit. The smaller battery is only available in the Premium grade with the larger pack commanding an extra £3,500. Add all-wheel drive to the Premium and you'll be looking at an additional £7,000 on the bill. 

Charging

Like the Kia, its 800V architecture allows seriously quick charging – 350kW if you can find it – which could give you 60 miles of range in just five minutes or top you up from 10 to 80 per cent in a whisker over 17 minutes. Which is still a pretty premium electric car experience. On more regular 50kW chargers, you’ll get up to 80 per cent in 50 minutes, while a complete charge on a wall box at home is an activity for working hours or overnight, at nine hours.

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