Hyundai Ioniq 5 hatchback - Practicality & boot space
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 may look like a hatchback but it's sized to compete with crossovers
The Ioniq 5 is something of an oddball because while it looks like a hatchback in pictures, get closer and you'll realise it's fairly big. In fact, it's both longer and wider than a Hyundai Tucson SUV. Even more significantly, the distance between its front and rear axles (the wheelbase) is longer than you'll find on an Audi A8 luxury car.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 interior space & storage
The length of the wheelbase makes itself known when you open one of the long back doors because the Ioniq's interior is remarkably spacious. A completely flat floor also helps make it feel even more roomy, with limousine levels of legroom and large windows to make it feel light and airy.
The boot's floor is fairly high, presumably because of the batteries, and the cargo area is also quite shallow. Yet, because it covers a large area, there's an impressive 527 litres of luggage space on offer, easily putting the 380 litres of a Volkswagen Golf in the shade. The Volkswagen ID.4's boot is even bigger, though, measuring 543 litres. Fold the rear seats down and the 5 has 1,587 litres, just behind the 1,655 litres found in the ID.4.
While many electric vehicles aren't officially rated to tow anything, Hyundai says the Ioniq 5 can haul a braked trailer of up to 1,600kg. It's important to note that this only applies to the 73kWh model; the 58kWh version can only tow a 750kg trailer.