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2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Consumer Reviews

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EV Sweet Spot

Dave Masci, 03/14/2022
SEL 4dr SUV (electric DD)
23 of 24 people found this review helpful

Replaced a 2020 Ford Explorer with a 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 SEL RWD. Was nervous about size but fits golf clubs width-wise easily and even a wheel chair was no problem with back seats up. Split seats make the storage truly flexible and with both down it was as much space as I'd ever need. Long trips with a family of 4 might require using the roof rack for more than 4-5 large carry-type bags. Passenger space is surprisingly excellent. Back floor is totally flat which helps. Driver position is very comfortable; seats are sport-like and breath really well considering my trim does not have ventilation (I have a Model 3 which is awful for this). The car truly drives well and the acceleration is surprisingly swift, even at high speed, even without the AWD add on. A very comfortable car to drive that feels uncramped, yet can feel sporty if you hit it hard. I personally love the styling and in just one day feel as if I'm under a microscope as everyone stares at the car. Currently in CA where I live there are outrageous markups on every car imaginable, this car being no exception. If not for a trade in that enjoyed the same overvaluation, it would be tough to swallow but I feel as if the value even at the price I paid is truly excellent, especially given that I'm going from a car that gets an average of 16 MPG to not paying for gas.

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5 out of 5 stars

Finally! Electric That Nails It!

The Stuff that matters, 04/01/2022
Limited 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD)
30 of 32 people found this review helpful

So coming out of a Hyundai Nexo fuel cell electric SUV. Loved the Nexo. Really hit almost every mark for me. Might actually get another when the 2023's come out . So why an Ioniq 5? Well besides the nearly unanimous high praise and great reviews, I liked what I saw and learned about it. Zero buyers remorse on this car. Pretty much favorite lifetime car . Driving for almost a month now and Hyundai really went all out on this vehicle. They have a lot riding on it and really did pull off a true winner. Crossover height so lower than a SUV (like the Nexo) but higher than a sedan. Some might call it perfect in that regard. Looks most everyone seems to love including me. It's different in a good way. But this car has high end features and design elements inside and out. They really went all the way on this car and yes the Genesis electric model coming out soon will certainly have more luxury features and plushness but a very different and more conventional design. And that does not mean this car does not have plushness. It feels very high end inside and out. Small details abound and fit and finish is superb. It rides beautifully! Quietest car I have ever been in. I have a limited with 20" big wide Michelin Primacy tires. I was worried that normally 20" tires ride rougher. Not here. The suspension soaks up the nasty Los Angeles roads and freeways like soft butter yet still a responsive and perfect ride feel balance for handling. With muted sound and ZERO wind noise or rattles anywhere. Better than the Nexo. Finish quality is superb. Doors close and need an extra pressure because they thud with the most knowing sound of a great "seal". Power. Way more than enough and if want to compare numbers you should just stop. If you want a race car buy one. This car can out jump and blow by just about anyone if that's your thing. Not mine, but once in a while jumping away to change lanes or getting out of the way from a dumb driver who does something stupid is awesome and a great safety feature in my book. And it's fun! Inside comfort and seats are excellent. Not to soft and not to firm. Side bolsters for my 215 pound 6'2 frame are perfect. Some cars are to extreme pushing on my sides. These are great. Legroom is excellent as is seating position adujustments. Visibility excellent the camera quality and HD display quality is as good as it gets. My wife commented on how "nice" and simply classy with a sense of style the interior is. Color accented details of stitching on seats and trim she noticed and likes. Me too. It all really works and shows a massive amount of attention to detail. The tech in the car may be overwhelming for some, but for me it is all very welcome. Most all of the defaults are where I want them with the tech on, but you can turn things off and even customize everything for two different drivers. Brilliant. The tech really works fantastic and the abundance of safety features has you covered like no other. If you get in an accident in this car no way it should be your fault with all the alerts and auto steer and braking avoidance happening for so many types of incidents. The Highway driving assist 2 works quite well and also has customization. Yes the car can ping pong a bit on certain roads depending on things but it works and feels safe. And yes you need to at least lightly keep your hands on the wheel or it will start binging at you. Also love the slightly squared off bottom of the steering wheel. Gives you a little better "slide in " room and really feels great and comfortable in hand. No issues. Controls buttons are mostly all haptic but work well and the system is blazingly fast at everything it does with no delays, even the start up is really fast. Also extra buttons are customizable for many different uses. I-pedal driving mode is true one pedal and perfectly calibrated. Both at stops and in starts. Pedal feel is perfect (to me) both for acceleration and braking. 4 different Regen modes all not only adjustable but finally, it remembers and keeps your last setting. The nexo would not do this and I complained about it so maybe Hyundai listened. Only the I-pedal mode does not default and it should. You start in level 3 regen and then have to pull the paddle once for i-pedal. Hyundai, please also make i-pedal a default memory option if that is what the driver wants. And auto hold parking is also now on memory so if you turn it on it stays on all the time. Excellent ! Audio system is Bose and better than the last Bose one I had but not as good as the audio system in the Nexo. Why not? For the top of the line Ioniq 5 they should have put in the better audio system. It does have a lot of adjustments and you will need to adjust and increase trebble , mids and lows to get better sound. Charging and it's many many option settings are all great. interface with the Hyundai BlueLink app on the phone also works great. Hope they add more features to it . Yes there are a few things that you may think should be changed but certainly no deal breakers. Most people complain about no rear windshield wiper. Here the thing. The angle on the rear window is really no different then many sedans that don't have wipers. Yes a wiper would be nice and particularly if you are used to looking out your rear view mirror a lot and live in a rainy/snowy or wintery area. RainX does for sure help the water bead away but again, no different than a sedan. I'm sure with all the outcry they will update next years model with either a digital camera rear view mirror or a wiper. Lower door sills seem to stick out more than other cars. This car is "wide" so when you get out or in, your leg will rub the door sill unless you swing out wide. I'm getting used to it after a while and not a problem. But if your car is dirty and you brush up on it all the time you may get some dirt on your pants. Turning on the seat heaters and ventilation is only on the touch display. It says there is an "auto" option to turn them on but I can't get it to work. They really should let you set a default temp and assign the on/off to one of the three blank user selectable option buttons either on the steering wheel or control console. Climate control works well but so far I have not gotten the auto mode to kick in to high fan speed when the car is hot inside. You have to do it manually from the haptic button on the console. And yes I do have the system set to normal and not eco, so it should go to higher speed when in auto mode if the car is hot. My Nexo did this. Charger port door does not open when you touch it. It is supposed to so guessing it is broken but that is the only thing that seems broken so far on the car. ( voice control and key fob do open it so you have options). Nav system is the "regular" one for Hyundai. My Nexo used the premium Nav software which is considerably better. Please upgrade the Nav software!! Fast charging is for real and is a game changer for anxiety. I have superfast 350kwh chargers near me that so far seem open. Free 30 minute charges is great as that basically fills you up. Range is as advertised or greater which is nice. Space in the car is amazing. It feels open and with seats folded I have actually more room than my Nexo. Can you tell I like it?? Congrats and Thank you Hyundai!

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5 out of 5 stars

Wow!

Alex, 02/15/2022
Limited 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD)
47 of 52 people found this review helpful

This is our first electric vehicle and what a great surprise. I ordered it without test driving it first - which was strange but decided to take the risk and it was well worth it. As with everything there are pros and cons and these are my main take-aways after driving it for almost 2 weeks. Pros: -The driving comfort is just superb. The suspension is the best that I have been in by far. You, do not, feel, the bumps. Period. -The seats were also the best I have encountered (I drove it in the highway for more than 13 hours). -You can customize almost any setting to your preference: from the interior light color, to the safety features. And technology feels balanced with practicality -The combination of power, breaking (or, removing your foot off the accelerator, I should say) and the quite interior, are better than I ever expected. -The interior feels (and is) bigger than it seems from outside with good quality materials in general. Cons: -Driving at high constant speeds (aka, the highway) will lower your mileage range per charge -Driving in cold temperatures (and I mean driving in the 40s or below) will also lower the range -The combination of the two above, are almost lethal to the battery. I was getting more like 150 miles per battery charge driving in the highway with temps between 37 - 45 F and average speed of 80 miles/hr. when the best range is 260 miles or so for the AWD models. -We have three little kids and while they fit in the back seat, it is very tight to fit three car seats, booster seats, or the combination of the two. -For some reason, the car did not come with floor mats, including for the back/truck area. I called the local Hyundai dealer to see if I can buy some and they said that they may be in stock three months from now. Is it only me or it is strange that mats are not sold at the same time as the car, or with the car? -Visibility to the exterior is important to me when backing up and the visibility is not terrible but not good, however, there is a bird's eye camera view you can see on the screen in the dashboard that shows with detail the surroundings and your proximity that easily makes-up for the poorer visibility (this view comes in automatically when you shift to reverse) Overall I think this vehicle is amazing and depending on your specific needs and situation, it could very well be the ideal vehicle.

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5 out of 5 stars

RWD SEL

Ev guy, 02/10/2022
SEL 4dr SUV (electric DD)
52 of 58 people found this review helpful

Things we liked (as a family): 1. Was sold on the ride comfort - much better than our Tesla 2. VERY LOW road/wind noise - including on highway - it is quieter than our Audi that is more than double the price. 3. Great ergonomics - This car has build quality of a true luxury car. 4. Lot of interior space (driver/passenger compartment) - especially in the back seats - more than our BMW SUV 5. Interior lightning - at night the car is gorgeous 6. Cool design 7. Range - 303 miles - we live in a warm place and if we were to charge it 100% we are getting approximately 320-326 miles 8. Assisted driving features - the car even changes lane on the freeway when you put your turn signal indicator - this is included on this car vs. Tesla you will have buy the 12k option 9. Great visibility 10. Has Apple CarPlay. 11. Came with Michelin Tires 12. Has home link (don't have to pay extra unlike in our Tesla) 13. Super fast charging 14. 2 years free charging 15. Great warranty 16. Tax credit 17. GREAT VALUE for the price Things we didn't like: 1. Trunk space 2. Apple CarPlay wasn't wireless 3. Our SEL model didn't have glass panel roof 4. Have to buy a 240 V charger for home

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Great Car with typical EV limitations

Gene, 05/08/2022
SEL 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD)
9 of 10 people found this review helpful

In Jan, I traded in my 2020 Mercedes GLC 300 for the SE AWD. I can honestly say that the interior is quieter and the ride softer. The seats are great, and I love the interior layout. Plus, it’s been problem free. I would buy it again in a heartbeat. That being said I learned the hard way that buying any EV has limitations. Namely, finding a charging station on long trips, especially into rural areas. Then being prepared to drive a distance off the highway to get to one, and sit for up to an hour to get a 100% charge. I’m retired and 99% of my driving is local. This car would be very unsuitable if I did long trips that required “fill ups.” The Tesla charging network is much better for that.

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