Hyundai Ioniq 5 review

Category: Large Electric

Section: Costs & verdict

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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Hyundai Ioniq 5's starting price is competitive against the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volkswagen ID.4. Bear in mind, though, that it's still too high to qualify for the Government's electric car grant, and that the Skoda Enyaq undercuts them all. The top spec comes stuffed with equipment, but it pushes the Ioniq 5 deep into Tesla Model 3 territory, so cheaper versions make more sense.

We mentioned earlier that the range from a full charge in the Ioniq 5 doesn’t necessarily stand out compared with its rivals', but the charging speed definitely does. The maximum rate of 220kW means that you’ll get a 10-80% charge in just 18 minutes with a 350kW public rapid charger (half the time an ID.4 will take). Every Ioniq 5 has that ultra-fast charging ability as standard, too.

Reliability should be good, as Hyundai has an excellent record. In the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, it ranked joint third out of 30 brands. You get a five-year unlimited mileage warranty plus an eight-year/100,000 miles battery warranty.

The Ioniq 5 has yet to be tested by the safety experts at Euro NCAP, but automatic emergency braking (AEB) and lane-keeping assistance are standard across the range, and lots of other driver aids are available, including driver attention warning, rear cross-traffic alert and the blind-spot monitoring camera we mentioned earlier.

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 2021 interior infotainment

Overview

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 combines standout looks with composed handling, an incredibly spacious and practical interior and lots of standard equipment. Ride comfort and refinement let the side down a bit, but it’s still an appealing addition to the large electric car ranks.

  • Rapid performance of range-topping model
  • Super-fast charging speeds
  • Enormously spacious interior
  • Range is nothing special
  • Not as comfortable as Volkswagen ID.4
  • Quite a lot of road noise
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