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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Gets Maximum EPA Range of 303 Miles

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The Ioniq 5, Hyundai’s new electric vehicle that goes on sale by the end of 2021, will get an EPA-rated 303 miles of maximum range. That’s for the rear-wheel-drive model with the longest available range; all-wheel drive drops range to 256 miles. The automaker confirmed range for the AWD and extended-range models today, both of which match published EPA ratings.

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Overall, the figures confirm Hyundai’s projected ceiling for the Ioniq 5 when it revealed specs more than six months ago. At the time, the company said the Ioniq 5 would have two available ranges for AWD models — 244 or 269 miles — but the EPA has thus far published just one range, 256 miles. 

Because we offer two [wheel] sizes on the AWD models,” Miles Johnson, a spokesperson for Hyundai, told Cars.com in an email today, “we had to take the average of the two homologation figures for the official EPA label for AWD per EPA rules.”

At the time of this writing, the EPA also listed a standard-range RWD model with 220 miles of range, a figure omitted in Hyundai’s media specs for the Ioniq 5. We’ve seen the EPA retract published ratings before, so the numbers may not yet be final. Asked to clarify the RWD figures, Johnson did not immediately respond to Cars.com.

Should those ratings pan out, the Ioniq 5 would roughly align with small all-electric SUVs that have published EPA ratings listed below, though the homologation caveat may apply. It falls slightly short of such ratings for the EV6, a platform sibling from Hyundai-affiliated automaker Kia.

  • 2021 Tesla Model Y: 244 to 326 miles in range, depending on configuration
  • 2022 Kia EV6: 232 to 310 miles
  • 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E: 211 to 305 miles
  • 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: 220 to 303 miles
  • 2021 Volkswagen ID.4: 240 to 260 miles

Published EPA ratings remain pending for upcoming rivals like the Nissan Ariya, Subaru Solterra and Toyota bZ4X. Stay tuned to see how those stack up when final EPA numbers are published.

Editor’s note: This story was updated Dec. 7, 2021, with further information from Hyundai on AWD models.

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