The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has landed on North American shores and it comes packing only the large battery option. That means you’ll get a 77.4-kWh lithium-ion battery in either single- or dual-motor layouts. Should you want the most range, get the single-motor variant because Hyundai is projecting that to get 300 miles on a charger. If power is more your thing the dual-motor version has 320 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to spring to 60 mph in around 5.0 seconds. In comparison, the single-motor model is good for 225 hp and 258 lb-ft. That, however, comes at the cost of driving range because the dual-motor Ioniq 5 is expected to get a 269-mile EPA rating for the SE and SEL trim and 244 miles in the range-topping Limited.
Charging is one of the highlights of the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Thanks to the E-GMP platform’s ability to support 400-volt and 800-volt charging, you can take advantage of both 150 kW and 350 kW DC chargers. The latter will get you from 10 percent to 80 percent in as little as 18 minutes. If you’d rather be charging at home, a level 2 or 240-volt charger will get you a full charge in around seven hours. You can also use the Ioniq 5 as a power source thanks to its vehicle-to-load (V2L) capability. This allows you to use the car as a generator on four wheels that can power home appliances or even trickle charge another EV.
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 puts flexibility and usability first. Thanks to its 118.1-inch wheelbase and the battery mounted under the passenger compartment, the interior is expansive and you get a flat floor. This allows for nifty features like a sliding center console and sliding rear seats. Front occupants can also enter and exit from either side of the vehicle because the dash and center console aren’t connected. Quite possibly one of the highlights on the Ioniq 5 is the super comfortable front seats. They can recline all the way back and have an ottoman so you can put your feet up while you wait for the car to finish charging.
On the tech front, the Ioniq 5 will be one of the first Hyundai vehicles to get the latest version of the Smart Sense driver assistance suite. This adds Highway Driving Assist II, which enables the car to react to vehicles cutting you off and adds automatic lane changing. Certain versions will get a dual-screen layout featuring two 12.0-inch displays. The Ioniq 5 is also the first Hyundai to get an augmented reality head-up display on upper trims.
When it goes on sale later in the fall, the 2022 Hyundai Ioinq 5 will only be available only in the ZEV states plus Illinois, Florida, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Texas, North Carolina, and Georgia. Hyundai says it will roll the crossover out to more states in 2022 but there’s no word yet on whether it will eventually become a 50-state EV. The Ioniq 5 is the first of three battery-electric vehicles under Hyundai’s Ioniq subbrand. It will be followed by the Ioniq 6 sedan and the three-row Ioniq 7 SUV. The Ioniq 6 is expected to get a high-performance N variant, which could share its powertrain with the Kia EV6 GT.