Hyundai Ioniq 5 hatchback - Range, charging & running costs

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has a decent range but it's the 350kW charging that really impresses

Carbuyer Rating

4.5 out of 5

Range, charging & running costs Rating

5.0 out of 5

​The Ioniq 5 comes with all the benefits of a zero-emissions car, including lower bills for company-car drivers and reduced tariffs when heading into cities with low emission zones like London's Congestion Charge Zone.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 range & charging

Two battery sizes are available, depending on your requirements and budget. The smaller 58kWh battery gives a range of up to 238 miles, while the most efficient 73kWh version can carry on driving for up to 298 miles. With a slightly smaller 52kWh battery, the Volkswagen ID.4 can manage up to 213 miles, while the top 77kWh version has an official range of around 320 miles.

The range figures are competitive if not earth-shattering. But in our experience, they’re very accurate, so any range anxiety will quickly disappear. Where the Ioniq 5 really scores highly is for its charging capability, which, at up to 350kW, is faster than most rivals and on a par with much more expensive models like the Audi e-tron GT and Porsche Taycan. It's also a charging speed currently only offered by the fastest charging points in the UK, with more planned to come online in the coming years. A top-up from 10-80% takes just 18 minutes, so long trips with just a brief rest stop are very much a possibility - but with so few charging stations offering that speed, it’ll take longer at a less powerful charger. A full charge from a 10.5kW wallbox takes five hours for the 58kW version and just over six hours if the 73kWh pack is fitted. Charging with a domestic three-pin socket is classed as 'emergency' charging by Hyundai; a full charge will take more than 30 hours for the biggest battery.

Insurance groups

Insurance groups for the Ioniq 5 are slightly higher than rivals, with the two-wheel drive 58kWh battery model sitting in group 35, while the 73kWh battery model with all-wheel drive in Ultimate spec sits in group 44. This puts the Ioniq 5 slightly above ID.4, which sits in groups 20-30, and the Ford Mustang Mach-E, which sits in relatively high groups, with the Extended Range version placed in group 37.

Warranty

Every Hyundai comes with a five-year/unlimited mileage warranty, giving the Ioniq 5 an instant advantage over rivals from Volkswagen and Ford, which only come with three years of standard cover. Toyota is even more generous, however, providing up to 10 years of cover, as long as servicing is carried out by a main dealer.

Servicing

Hyundai offers service plans to help buyers budget for maintenance, spreading the cost over monthly payments. Servicing for electric vehicles should theoretically be simpler and more affordable than for a similar petrol or diesel model, as there are fewer consumable parts like engine oil, spark plugs and timing belts.

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