2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Interior and Cargo

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Interior & Cargo Rating

2023 Ioniq 5 Interior

The interior of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a lovely place to be. The touchpoints feel decidedly premium, with soft materials spanning the width of the dashboard. Eco-conscious buyers will be delighted to know the cabin has been crafted with environmentally friendly materials. Overall, it's minimalist and modern without feeling austere. But there's substance to match all that style. Thanks to a flat floor, occupants in the front and rear are treated to a spacious cabin. You'd be hard-pressed to find any glaring omissions on the equipment list. All variants boast dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, smart cruise control (with stop and go), and an n eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat. The Ioniq 5 has excellent visibility, aided by a mandatory backup camera.

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Seating and Interior Space

The Ioniq 5 can comfortably seat five individuals across two rows. Those seated in the front can stretch out thanks to 41.7 inches of legroom. Passengers relegated to the rear row aren't missing out on much, though, with 39.4 inches of legroom.

Headroom measures 39.8 and 38.7 inches in the front and rear, respectively, but the panoramic sunroof in the Limited drops that somewhat. Our only complaint is the relatively high floor. Because of the batteries, the seat bottom is closer to the floor than usual, and it can feel a trifle awkward for taller individuals. Then again, this criticism can be leveled at several EVs. Wide-opening doors will come as a boon to parents, as loading a child seat into the rear is an easy task. There's nothing to complain about with regard to visibility, especially if you're behind the wheel of the Limited derivative and its 360-degree camera.

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Interior Dimensions:

Hyundai Ioniq 5 TrimsSE Standard RangeSESELLimited
Headroom Front Seat39.8 in.39.8 in.39.8 in.39.1 in.
Headroom Back Seat38.7 in.38.7 in.38.7 in.37.5 in.
Legroom Front Seat41.7 in.41.7 in.41.7 in.41.7 in.
Legroom Back Seat39.4 in.39.4 in.39.4 in.39.4 in.
Shoulder Room Front57.7 in.57.7 in.57.7 in.57.7 in.
Shoulder Room Rear57.7 in.57.7 in.57.7 in.57.7 in.
Hip Room, Front53.9 in.53.9 in.53.9 in.53.9 in.
Hip Room, Rear53.6 in.53.6 in.53.6 in.53.6 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

Like the exterior, interior colors for the Ioniq 5 are disappointingly limited. The SE receives cloth upholstery that can be specified in Black or Gray 2-Tone. The same shades are available for the SEL and Limited derivatives, but these grades eschew cloth seating for H-Tex faux leather. While the Black may be easier to keep clean, the Gray 2-Tone creates an airier cabin ambiance and matches the design of the interior far better., in our opinion. Unfortunately, Hyundai doesn't offer any additional colors - even as an option - but, hopefully, more choices will be added for those who want to spruce up the cockpit. It's worth noting that the floor, seats, and headliner, among others, have been fashioned out of sustainable textiles.

2023 Ioniq 5 Trunk and Cargo Space

Hyundai Ioniq 5 trunk space is generous, with 27.2 cubic feet of packing space up for grabs. That's impressive, but it falls short of the 29.7 cu ft of trunk volume afforded by the Mustang Mach-E. Should you require more space, the rear seats of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 tumble in a 60/40 split for 59.3 cu ft of cargo space, which is bested by the Mach-E's 59.7 cu ft. Placing heavy items into the trunk won't prove difficult, as the near-flat load floor allows for easy loading.

The Ioniq 5 has an additional front trunk where the engine would normally be in an ICE-powered vehicle but, unfortunately, it's rather small. Where the Mustang Mach-E boasts a commodious 4.7 cubic feet at the front, the Ioniq 5 has to make do with a measly 0.85 cu ft. While it's laughably small, it should come in handy if you've got small items to store away.

Inside, you'll find plenty of small-item storage space. There are dual cupholders up front and a well-sized compartment underneath the front armrest. The Limited model takes it a step further, thanks to the sliding center console. The door bins and glovebox are big enough to conceal valuables. Rear passengers benefit from a fold-down armrest that also has two cupholders.

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

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2023 Ioniq 5 Infotainment and Features


All iterations of the 2023 Ioniq 5 are generously equipped. All models receive keyless entry with push-button start, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, privacy glass, and a rear-facing camera with parking guidance. Hyundai hasn't skimped on standard safety features, either. The Ioniq 5 receives a host of driver assists from the entry-level trim, including lane-keep assist, a driver attention warning, blind-spot assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and forward collision avoidance. Highway Driving Assist I (HDA I) also makes the cut.

The SEL builds on this with front parking sensors, while the Limited receives a full suite of safety features, such as rear parking collision avoidance and a surround-view monitor. Both the SEL and Limited receive the upgraded HDA II system. Upgrading to the mid-spec SEL nets you a few choice features, like H-Tex upholstery, a heated leather steering wheel, ambient lighting, and power-folding side mirrors, while the range-topping Limited introduces several nice-to-haves into the equation, including an eight-way power front passenger seat, and a head-up display.


All three derivatives utilize the same infotainment setup, comprised of a centrally-mounted touchscreen and a digital driver's display, both measuring 12.3 inches. Through the high-resolution screen, you'll find a flotilla of features. Navigation is included with all three models, but the SE has to make do without wireless charging and the Hyundai digital key. Only the Limited grade receives an eight-speaker Bose sound system over the standard six-speaker unit, but you'll be pleased to know that Bluetooth, voice recognition, and five USB ports are equipped off the bat.

Buyers can also expect a three-month subscription to Sirius XM and, of course, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity. Unfortunately, it's not wireless, which may displease some tech-loving customers.


Does the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 have an option for leather upholstery?

No, genuine leather is not available, even as an option. H-Tex faux leather and cloth are the only upholstery choices for the seats on Hyundai Ioniq 5.

How many seats does the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 have?

The electric Hyundai crossover has seating for five people across two rows.

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