2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD)
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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