Hyundai Ioniq 5 hatchback - Interior & comfort
Plenty of kit and the Ioniq 5 can even charge other electric devices
The Ioniq 5 looks refreshingly different from the outside and its clean, uncluttered design language continues when you get in. It's quite unlike anything we’ve seen from Hyundai, instead looking more like a concept car from just a few years ago.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 dashboard
Two screens sit ahead of the driver with the left-hand infotainment display bringing cleaner graphics but a similar interface to recent Hyundai models. The digital instruments to the right are clear but can't quite compete with the resolution of a Tesla screen. Hyundai has done an excellent job of integrating driver assist features and on versions with blind-spot cameras, a video feed is displayed in the instrument panel when you indicate to change lanes. It also shows you when you’ve changed the wiper and light settings, which is a handy feature.
The seats are squishy but still offer decent support, making them comfortable in a wide variety of situations. That even includes taking a nap, as the front seats can recline to an almost flat position. One point to note is that the Ioniq 5 has no rear wiper, so visibility out of the rear windscreen can quickly become restricted - especially in the winter.
Three trims are available: SE Connect, Premium and Ultimate and even the entry-level car is generously equipped. It has 19-inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, a 12.3-inch infotainment display with sat nav, digital instruments, wireless smartphone charging, a rear-view camera and LED lighting. Premium adds LED projector headlights, a powered tailgate, heated front seats and a powered driver's seat.
Available exclusively with the 73kWh battery, the Ultimate version has 20-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a Bose stereo system, augmented reality head-up display, alloy pedals, a sliding centre console and black exterior trim. 'V2L' (vehicle-to-load) is also fitted, which makes it possible to use the car's electricity to power external devices and even recharge other electric cars.
The 'V2L' hardware is also available for the Premium trim as an optional extra, costing around £400. Buyers can also add an Eco Pack, adding a heat pump and the ability to heat up the battery to improve its efficiency in different weather conditions - it costs £1,200.
Solid paint colours cost £300, while metallic, matte and pearl paint finishes are around £600.