Style may be subjective, but it's difficult to deny the Korean crossover is a looker. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 exterior is beautiful to behold, thanks to a retro, angular design that's been teamed with modern details. The slim, faux grille and compact headlights provide the EV with a menacing front fascia while, at the rear, a gorgeous lightbar is supported by a neat rear bumper.
Regardless of which model you opt for, it's sure to stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons. Even the base SE derivative ships standard with 19-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, power-retracting flush door handles, and active grille shutters. These features are extended to the SEL derivative, while the Limited receives model-specific side sills, and gloss black exterior accents. Daytime running lights, LED headlights, and taillights are fitted to all variants, but the Limited receives projector front lights. Lastly, the range-topper also receives the visually pleasing "Vision" glass roof that lets plenty of natural light into the cabin.
Interestingly, the only way to get 20-inch wheels is to opt for the Limited AWD derivative, which receives larger wheels and a bigger tire size (255/45 R20).
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 dimensions are rather deceiving. The electric vehicle appears to be a funky little hatchback in pictures. However, when viewed in the metal, one can see that it's substantially larger.
It measures 182.5 inches in length, while the wheelbase sits at 118.1 inches. To put that into perspective, it's only a few inches shorter than ICE-powered SUVs like the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 but has a substantially longer wheelbase which benefits occupant space.
In terms of height, it measures 63 inches tall while its width is pegged at 74.4 inches. As for the curb weight, that figure varies depending on the selected trim level. The lightest RWD derivative comes in at a portly 3,968 lbs, with the heaviest AWD variant tipping the scales at 4,663 lbs.
Even with all-wheel drive, the Ioniq 5 is no off-roader, a fact that is reflected in its meager minimum ground clearance of 6.1 inches - that's lower than some sporty premium SUVs of this size.
|Hyundai Ioniq 5 Trims||SE Standard Range||SE||SEL||Limited|
|Max Width||74.4 in.||74.4 in.||74.4 in.||74.4 in.|
|Length||182.5 in.||182.5 in.||182.5 in.||182.5 in.|
|Height||63 in.||63 in.||63 in.||63 in.|
|Wheelbase||118.1 in.||118.1 in.||118.1 in.||118.1 in.|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5 Trims||Curb Weight|
|SE Standard Range||3,968 lbs.|
|SE||4,200 - 4,464 lbs.|
|SEL||4,200 - 4,464 lbs.|
|Limited||4,414 - 4,662 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||19" x 7.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||19" x 7.5"|
If we had a complaint about the exterior, it would be about the lack of colors available to the Hyundai Ioniq 5. Even though the automaker has added Gravity Gold for 2023, buyers have few hues to select from. SE models can be specified with four no-cost paint choices: Abyss Black, Lucid Blue, Cyber Grey, and Digital Teal. Atlas White is a $400 option. SEL and Limited models are privy to the aforementioned Gravity Gold as well as Shooting Star, both of which command $1,000. A design as great as this deserves more color, and we hope the automaker introduces more exterior colors to the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 in future iterations.
Only the Limited model receives a panoramic glass sunroof as standard. The SE and SEL models cannot be fitted with one, even as an option.
Gravity Gold is a particularly alluring shade for the electric crossover, as it accentuates the angular and modern design. However, it's not available to the lower trims.
19-inch wheels are standard across the range, but the Limited AWD receives 20-inch items.