The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq5 is Stylish, Quirky, Electrified Fun

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq5 is an excellent EV that looks great, is nice inside, and charges quickly. Hyundai has made sure it stands out with its retro-fun pixelated future styling. Inside, the cabin is comfortable and well equipped. And even better is that this AWD version has 320 horsepower and can handle 350kW charging speeds. That means you can get from 10-80% under 18 minutes, or return 68 miles of range in just five minutes.

[Disclaimer: Hyundai tossed me the keys to the Ioniq5 and included a full tank of electrons.]

6 Comments

  1. I prefer the softer Hyundai. It has better visibility because of a taller greenhouse. Neither it or the Kia have rear wipers, so pass for now.

    1. The omission of rear wipers is an unfathomable idiocy. I don’t get it, and I hope this doesn’t turn into an industry trend. Otherwise: This is an incredibly well-made car. Still prefer the EV6 for its buttons and better screen, but it feels like you can’t go wrong with purchasing this either.

      1. I rarely use the rear wiper on cars that have one, and I think this looks better without it (while also extending the range a bit).

        I think the name of the model is unfathomable idiocy5, though. They should take the numeral out of the name. Although I’m interested to see what it looks like in green–since the name already sounds like Audrey II, it sort of resembles her, too.

        1. Fair enough. Here, we have 200 days of precipitation a year, so I do use the rear wipers a lot. I tried reversing up my narrow and steep driveway without in the rain once, but that’s just not…advisable. And then there’s dirt: Driving on gravel or cold snow will completely block the rearview, with no obvious solution to fix that other than stopping to wipe by hand.

          Naming wise, I’m indifferent. But the EV6 works wonders in Norwegian: “Evig seks”, sounds like “external sex”. I’ve had to clarify to colleagues what I was talking about, when they were eavesdropping conversations with other colleagues.

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