Hyundai Ioniq 5 (58 kWh): the ion king

In short

Electric crossover
From €46,500
Autonomy: 384 km

Crossover or compact sedan, it’s hard to put the Ioniq 5 precisely in a box because its design is divisive. Launched in 2020, the Korean model carries almost the same lines as the “45” concept car that was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show a year ago. The entry-level version charged at € 46,500 does not forget all the style elements that make this car so popular. Which is a compact profile, a neo-retro look, large diameter rims (19”) and “pixel” lights.

The Ioniq 5 takes almost all the neo-retro looks of the concept car. This 58 kWh version in the “Intuitive” finish and charged at €46,500 qualifies for the super bonus.
The street light
“Pixel” lights are the Korean trademark.

On a boat, same thing. This “Intuitive” finish is the envy of the competition at the same price and finish. Apart from the fabric upholstery, the layout remains the same as the higher versions. The driver faces an aerial dashboard overlooked by two large high-performance digital screens. This clean and bright environment is pleasing and still stands out today in the electricity market.

The passenger compartment is modern, refined, bright and functional.  It is a car in which it is pleasant to travel.
The passenger compartment is modern, refined, bright and functional. It is a car in which it is pleasant to travel.
The central touch screen is efficient and offers many features including Android connectivity and Carplay.
The central touch screen is efficient and offers many features including Android connectivity and Carplay.
Two tall adults can be perfectly comfortable in the back seats.
Two tall adults can be perfectly comfortable in the back seats.

Conceived and designed as such, the Korean takes advantage of the architecture of the electric car to free up the maximum space. Everything is well thought out and functional in this car. All passengers (even tall ones) will appreciate the legroom and wide seat cushions. The many practical storage spaces are complemented by a good-sized trunk (525 liters) and an additional 24-liter compartment placed under the bonnet for storing charging cables. . The Ioniq 5 can easily meet the needs of a family of 4.

The trunk is of good size.  The loading surface is wide and the volume (525 liters) is suitable for family use.
The trunk is of good size. The loading surface is wide and the volume (525 liters) is suitable for family use.
An additional 24-liter box under the bonnet can store charging cables.
An additional 24-liter box under the bonnet can store charging cables.

The basic “Intuitive” version tested today is the cheapest in the catalog, priced at €46,500. There is still an inflation of around €3,000 compared to the launch in mid-2020, with the equivalent engine and finish. Despite this significant improvement, the Ioniq 5 “small battery” can still claim the ecological bonus of €6,000 granted by the government until the end of 2022. The Ioniq 5 with a 77KWh propulsion battery is a good choice but it starts at € 49,700. He is only entitled to a €2,000 bonus. The difference between the two models is, the bonus deducted, of €7,200.

Average consumption of 16.9 kWh/100 km on the 800 km route

To animate this Ioniq 5 first prize, the manufacturer chose a simple configuration. A 58 kWh battery associated with a 170 hp motor responsible for driving the rear wheels. Despite the large mass that flirts with 2 tons (1,985 kg), the performance is good with 0 to 100 km / h under 9 seconds and strong reminders. You don’t have a power deficit at the wheel despite the top speed being limited to 185 km/h. The maximum torque provided from the start (350 Nm) offers a lively start in urban areas and the 3 driving modes offered (Eco, Normal and Sport) allow you to juggle according to the level of load and around you.

Here is our average fuel consumption over the course of nearly 800 km.
Here is our average fuel consumption over the course of nearly 800 km.
Comfortably, the Ioniq 5 also maintains good curve support.
Comfortably, the Ioniq 5 also maintains good curve support.

Over nearly 800 km traveled on the wheels of the Ioniq 5 (58kWh) on a route consisting of 50% motorway, we observed an average consumption of 16.9 kWh/100 km, playing regularly with the efficient multi-level energy recovery system ( with paddles on the steering wheel). This very playful system even allows for one-pedal driving. An excellent mark of favorable climatic conditions. We advise you to choose the heat pump (950 €) that optimizes the temperature inside while preserving the battery. On the highway at 130 km / h, the average consumption is more than 20 kWh / 100 km.

The particularity of the Ioniq 5 is its ability to accept high-power direct current fast charges.
The particularity of the Ioniq 5 is its ability to accept high-power direct current fast charges.
We charge with an Ionity terminal with an average of 160 kW and peaks of 183 kW.
We charge with an Ionity terminal with an average of 160 kW and peaks of 183 kW.

The autonomy promised according to the WLTP cycle is 384 km in mixed use. However, it is difficult to think about long trips, however, the Korean has one advantage up his sleeve: fast recharging. In fact, even this access version is equipped with an 800 volt system capable of receiving a direct current (DC) load of up to 350 kW, better than a Porsche Taycan! Enough in theory to allow a recharge from 0 to 80% in just 18 minutes. But until now, there is no fast terminal that can provide such power. However, the waiting time at an Ionity terminal (if the latter is available) rarely exceeds 30 minutes as we observed in this test where the Korean easily handles a load of 163 kW with peak at 183 kW. Finally, long trips are possible with minimal preparation.

For this, it is possible to subscribe to “ChargemyHyundai” which offers 3 charging offers included (excluding the Ionity subscription of 13 € / month which provides preferential rates) according to your needs but one also an intelligent route planner that will inform you of available terminals. , their power, etc.

However, we recommend the ABRP application (Carplay and Android compatible), the reference for calculating routes associated with a Chargemap card for more flexibility. Please note that in this case you will not benefit from the preferential rates of Ionity terminals. If you need to drive long distances regularly, choose the 77 kWh battery and get an Ionity subscription. In alternating current, the Ioniq 5 offers a charging power of up to 11 kW.

Test - Hyundai Ioniq 5 (58 kWh): the ion king

Despite its large width (1.89 m) which punishes the city and the car parks, the Ioniq 5 is very pleasant to drive. The damping perfectly compensates for the extra weight and the large diameter rims to guarantee an excellent level of comfort. This great traveler also enjoys good soundproofing at high speeds that makes motorway journeys pleasant. In the secondary path, the body has almost no heel support and faithfully follows the trajectories shown.

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