2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 consumer reviews

$41,450 starting MSRP
side view of 2023 IONIQ 5 Hyundai
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8
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A great pick for the Germans

I truly enjoy driving this car. And the level 2 and 3 charging is very easy. I have the Limited Trim package---so the technology and comfort is unbeatable. In the past, I leased a UX200 Lexus. This is a nice upgrade.


More Bang for the Buck with an Ioniq 5

This is the best car I have ever owned and that is not hyperbole. I had a 2016 Tesla Model S that cost about $82,000 and my 2023 Ioniq 5 cost about $56,000 or $26,000 less than the Tesla. The Ioniq 5 charges 4 times faster, is more comfortable, quieter and more reliable than the Model S and for a lot less money. I have had the Ioniq 5 for over 3 months and am constantly "blown away" by all the features (learning about them takes awhile) and what a high quality car it is. If anyone is thinking about buying an EV, whatever brand and model you choose will be a quality car (except Tesla), but the reason I chose the Ioniq 5 is that it had slightly more range (rated at 266 miles for my AWD, but it easily gets 300 miles on a 95% charge) and the screen was a little easier to read than comparable crossover electric SUVs. If you choose to get an Ioniq 5 there will be no regrets.


Full charge miles not accurate

I have had my car for a few months. Driving is great. The downside is the charging. The car will tell you how many available miles you can drive but it's not reliable. You get 80% of what it tells you at best.


Great first EV!

We love our SEL RWD. It's quiet, comfortable, roomy and quite fun to drive. I am also really pleased with the interior and exterior design although I know that is subjective. Economy has been fantastic as well as we're getting close to 4 miles per kwh in mixed driving. Small niggles would be lack of wireless Android Auto or Apple Carplay (easily remedied with an adapter and I do believe Hyundai is adding this for future models), no memory seats and no automatic wipers in the SEL trim and only USB-A ports. Otherwise this is a smartly designed EV that is so far great too use.


Maybe the best car sold now for the price.

I have had my Ioniq 5 a bit over two weeks and everything about it is amazing!! While learning the Regen settings is a bit of a challenge, you don't need to dig in to just drive the car as you would in a Tesla. I tested the Tesla and it feels homemade and complex at the same time. If Hyundai can get their volume increased, they will sell a lot of these and their variants at Kia and Genesis as well!


Great car but for potentially major software issue

As an EV the car overall gets 5 stars. I’ve owned a Porsche Taycan 4S, Audi etron, a Rivian R1T, and some others and the Ioniq 5 combines many of the best qualities for a reasonable price. However, it has a few severe flaws that no one else has pointed out. The Positive: You get the 800 V architecture which allows most DC fast charges to be around 15 min or less under “normal” circumstances (where you are not needing a full charge). You get 0-60 times in the mid 4s which is better than most $80k+ performance vehicles. You get a lot of safety and autonomous driving features that Audi, Porsche, and some others will not give you as standard. The rear seats slide forward and back and recline allowing you to create a limo-like backseat. If and ONLY IF you get the AWD will you get a heat pump which allows extremely efficient HVAC and battery heating. This is very important in cold climates as the vehicle will charge extremely slow without battery heating and your range will greatly suffer without the heat pump. It is also extremely confusing to force the vehicle to activate battery warming and it requires understanding a fairly complicated menu system for setting the charger as the destination. Tesla Model Y is still cheaper currently after the tax credit and their charging network is far superior. Also, the Hyundai’s charging locator within maps and charge planning is absolutely abysmal. It is literally among the worst I’ve ever seen and for new EV users it will be a nightmare to adapt if you rely on the built in charging locator and mapping software. Also, Hyundai comically does not have an easy way to update their map versions and includes a guide to doing so that involves downloading software to a Windows PC and then doing some kind of manual update. Finally, Hyundai dealers largely do not seem to know the $7500 lease tax credit loophole. Since you cannot get the $7500 tax credit on these by purchasing anymore you MUST lease and then do a buyback (if you wish). In some states this is not feasible due to how they tax you. I know Audi understands this and is heavily promoting it but I bought one without the tax credit and feel disappointed that my sales guy did not help me out with that. Finally, Hyundai has a TON of inventory right now but not a lot of room to move on price. So you will have to find a dealer that understands how to get you the best deal via the tax credit loophole instead of a clueless one that will have to figure it out on the fly. Note on efficiency: I’ve done 7k miles total on a AWD SEL in both very cold and moderately hot conditions with mostly freeway driving and averaged 3.1 miles/kwh. In town I can get 4+ mi/kwh. So that’s a range of 229-296 miles. If you’re on the highway you will be pushing it at 230 miles but I’ve done 230+ with a bit left over.


You got to give-it a try.

I did get a 2023 SEL RWD 77.4KW nearly 30 days ago and absolutely Love-it. It's as comfortable and friendly as my living room. It feels great. It runs for free (I have Solar power at home). I charge it on a level 2 charger once a week for less than 8 hours for under 3~4$ a week if charged at home. Another thing better than the charge is the smoothness of the ride and how quiet it is. The rear passenger is very roomy and has a nice view. I did try a Tesla S for a couple of weeks and wasn't impressed as this one does. It charges faster, is way smoother and has a much better seating position (not so sporty). It's the best ride ever for me. It may not be the best chick magnet, but It does have that unique spaceship look. It's different, and that does matter to me. You got to give it a try. It's not for everyone, but SOOO much better for me.


Great car, replaced a lemon Tesla

I have had this car for a week. Of course long-term reliability is yet to be determined, but I am very impressed thus far. To be clear, I bought this in a hurry (and at a premium) to replace an awful 2023 Tesla Model Y that was an unreliable disaster from the moment I picked it up. The Ioniq 5's build quality is superb, and there wasn't a single flaw or misaligned body panel when I took delivery. In the week that I've driven it, I've been very impressed with the supple ride, the sharp handling and the smooth and plentiful power. It's impressively quiet and the structure feels solid. I will usually charge at home (as will most EV drivers), but as a test, I ran the car down to 10% and went to an Electrify America to test fast charging. It worked very well, and I don't anticipate any problems with it, especially given I'll likely fast charge a few times a year. Yeah, I don't get the Tesla Supercharger network, but that network is useless when your Tesla is broken down and sitting at Tesla Service.


It's received lots of awards; they're justified

I traded a 2016 Mercedes GLC for an Ioniq 5 AWD Limited version after looking at a 2023 Mercedes EQB and an Audi Q4 E-tron, and the Hyundai is the Merc's equal in refinement, a slight step up from the Audi, and a substantial upgrade in terms of the user interface. It's loaded with convenience, safety, and EV-related technology, and the user interface is straightforward and easy to navigate, considering the wide range of functions that you can control. On the convenience side, it has the usual features fond in "entry-level luxury" cars, like heated seats and a heated steering wheel. It has various buttons for climate control and the radio, both of which are more user-friendly and safer than having to mess with a touch screen while you're driving. The voice recognition works well. The adaptive cruise control is effective and operates smoothly. The safety features cover pretty much everything that's currently available, along with a superb backup camera that has both a backup and overhead view. On the EV side, it has a heat pump to extract heat from the air and use it for heating the cabin, even in very cold weather. That improves winter range, which is about 210 miles at 30F and should be almost 300 at 70F. If you select a charging station in the navigation app 20-30 miles from reaching it, the car can preheat the battery so that it's able to recharge more efficiently. If you''re charging at home, you can set it to start and stop at specific. times to take advantage of off-peak rates, of they're offered by your electric utility. The day I took delivery, I drove in 30F weather from central New Jersey to Boston and need to recharge once, and because the car can accept rapid charging at a Level 3 (DC) charging station, it took only 25 minutes. Minor negatives; It lacks a rear window wiper, which is weird for a CUV or SUV, but it's not as much of a problem as I expected. The stock wiper blades on the windshield wipers are terrible; replace them immediately with Bosch Icon 26/18 wiper blades and you'll be a lot happier. Driving in winter weather with road spray, you may need to wipe off the rear camera once in a while. Apple Car Play requires a cable connection -- it's not wireless, and that too is odd. This car is a like a laptop on wheels - more Apple MacBook than Windows. Watch a couple of Hyundai videos on their website and take the time to set the car up the way you want (door lock options, mirror options, etc.) and make it your own.


Light years ahead of any car I've ever driven

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is a revelation. I've been in the market for an EV for years and, until recently, my options were limited. I'm glad I waited. Driving this car is the difference between bouncing along a rutted road in an old pickup truck and confidently powering through curves in an Formula One car. It's even better than that because I'm neither burning nor paying for fossil fuels. After years of thinking of a vehicle as a purely utilitarian means of getting from point A to point B, the IONIQ 5 makes me want to drive again. With a good Level 2charger (I have a ChargePoint Home Flex) and two (or three) years of free DC fast charging, fuel costs are no longer a barrier. Driving has become a joy again and I find myself not only gleefully planning my next road trip, but also looking for any opportunity to get behind the wheel (even if it's just to take the previously-loathed trek to the grocery store). Is the car perfect? Of course not. But you get what you pay for and, for the price, you get instant torque, technology that's right out of sci-fi and a vehicle that turns heads wherever I go. In my opinion, the most basic EV is light years ahead of the best gas car and the IONIQ 5 is way beyond basic.