- IONIQ 5 wins in a comparison test by German magazine Auto Zeitung
- The fully-electric midsize CUV outperforms four other eSUVs and eCUVs from Kia, Tesla, Polestar and Mercedes
- This recognition comes on top of a number of other awards IONIQ 5 has won since its launch one year ago, including seven Car of the Year awards
In the latest issue of the German automotive magazine Auto Zeitung, Hyundai IONIQ 5 scored the highest in the 5,000-point comparison test. The fully-electric midsize CUV earned its first-place position with a score of 3,222 points – 44 more points than the Kia EV6, which took second place. Also evaluated in the comparison test were the Tesla Model Y, the Polestar 2, and the Mercedes EQB.
Auto Zeitung’s comparison test assessed these five electric SUVs and CUVs across five categories: Body, Comfort, Powertrain, Driving Dynamics, and Costs/Sustainability.
This well-deserved test victory goes to the fairly priced, spacious, safe-to-drive, and comfortable IONIQ 5.
The best freedom of movement
The editors of Auto Zeitung praised IONIQ 5 for its superb chassis. The model “simply offers the best freedom of movement”. IONIQ 5 is the first model to be based on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), Hyundai Motor Group’s first dedicated BEV platform. Thanks to E-GMP, IONIQ 5 was designed with a flat floor and, unlike the competing models, doesn’t feature any permanent consoles or transmission tunnels that restrict passenger movement.
Instead, IONIQ 5 offers passengers plenty of space due to the generous interior width and the sliding Universal Island centre console, which can shift 140 millimetres forward and back.
Top in ride comfort
According to the comparison test, IONIQ 5 offers the best ride comfort, being tied with the Mercedes EQB. IONIQ 5 has fully electronically-adjustable front seats with “comfortable upholstery and good lateral support”. For charging breaks, passengers can recline the seat to an optimum angle for a weightless feeling and lower leg support. Additionally, the contoured bench seat in the rear comes with many adjustment options.
Auto Zeitung also complimented IONIQ 5’s suspension, which, compared to the competition, handled bumps and uneven roads well.
By earning first place in Auto Zeitung’s comparison test, Hyundai Motor once again shows how we designed IONIQ 5 to meet the needs of our customers. A roomy interior, a comfortable ride, on-the-road safety and ultra-fast charging – IONIQ 5 is changing the way people think about passenger vehicles.
The editors of Auto Zeitung noted how quickly IONIQ 5’s battery pack charged thanks to the 220 kW charging power of the 800-volt ultra-fast charging technology. They even mentioned the Winter Mode, which finds the ideal battery temperature for the best charging performance.
IONIQ 5 boasts a range of convenient and high-tech features that made it stand out in the crowd. Bi-directional charging technology, known as Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) enables IONIQ 5 to operate other electric machinery (110V / 220V) including charging other vehicles anywhere. IONIQ 5 can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in just 18 minutes. Additionally, less than five minutes of charging adds up to 100 kilometres of driving range.
On top of triumphing in Auto Zeitung’s comparison test, IONIQ 5 is no stranger to awards. Since the model’s launch one year ago, it has also won Car of the Year awards in seven European markets and was a finalist in 2022 European Car of the Year.
In the second half of 2022, customers in Europe will be able to purchase an enhanced IONIQ 5 thanks to the introduction of the 2023 model year. The updated IONIQ 5 will be outfitted with a new 77.4-kWh battery and offer a series of new features, including video-based digital mirrors and battery conditioning.
Building a more sustainable future
On top of producing models that generate zero carbon emissions at the tailpipe, Hyundai also shows its commitment to sustainability by incorporating eco-friendly materials in many touchpoints of IONIQ 5. The coverings of the seats and door armrests are made from recycled plastic bottles, wool, or leather processed with vegetable oil. Sustainable materials extracted from sugar cane are used in the crash pads, door trims, PET carpet, floor mats, and headliners. The door trims, switches, and modular crash pads include sustainable materials derived from plant-based oil extracted from rapeseed and corn. The door trim garnish panels are made of paperette, a recyclable material that feels like paper.
Hyundai also aims to showcase the benefits of a circular economy. Through a partnership with marine conservation organisation Healthy Seas, abandoned fishing nets are recovered and transformed into a new resource. One of Healthy Seas’ partners, Aquafil, regenerates the nylon parts of the nets along with other nylon waste into ECONYL®, a nylon yarn for sustainable products like the floor mats available in IONIQ 5.
Disclaimer: CO2 and emissions data
- Electricity consumption combined for the Hyundai IONIQ 5 58 kWh with 2WD in kWh/100 km: 16.7; CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 0 (WLTP)
- Electricity consumption combined for the Hyundai IONIQ 5 58 kWh with 4WD in kWh/100 km: 18.1; CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 0 (WLTP)
- Electricity consumption combined for the Hyundai IONIQ 5 72.6 kWh (19” alloy rims) with 2WD in kWh/100 km: 16.8; CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 0 (WLTP)
- Electricity consumption combined for the Hyundai IONIQ 5 72.6 kWh (20” alloy rims) with 2WD in kWh/100 km: 17.9; CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 0 (WLTP)
- Electricity consumption combined for the Hyundai IONIQ 5 72.6 kWh (19” alloy rims) with 4WD in kWh/100 km: 17.7; CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 0 (WLTP)
- Electricity consumption combined for the Hyundai IONIQ 5 72.6 kWh (20” alloy rims) with 4WD in kWh/100 km: 19.0; CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 0 (WLTP)
- IONIQ 5 with the 77.4 kWh battery is not currently available for sale in Europe. Electricity consumption and CO2 values for this model have not yet been determined