Hyundai Ioniq 5 hatchback - Practicality & boot space

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 may look like a hatchback but it's sized to compete with crossovers

Carbuyer Rating

4.5 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

4.5 out of 5

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.

There’s a flat floor up front, too, so make sure your front-seat passenger doesn’t drop anything into the driver’s footwell by accident. Beneath the centre console is a large storage cubby which looks useful, but it’s quite hard to reach and a little oddly shaped. The storage area behind the cupholders is huge, allowing you to place items the size of a rucksack or picnic bag there. You get a big glovebox as well.

Boot space

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.

Towing

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.

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