Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs Kia EV6
As one of the latest electric cars to join the EV market, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is already generating plenty of interest. This Hyundai is a solely electric model in SUV form. It comes as Kia has also recently introduced the Kia EV6 as the brand’s first dedicated electric vehicle. This fully electric crossover has an inspiring design and is now available to order. Both of these electric cars are exceptional masterpieces, offering strong competition to the poplar Tesla models. That said, which one comes out on top?
Well, let’s first take a look at the electric range on offer. In terms of range, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 has a maximum range up to 298 miles, depending on the battery size. This is around what we expected for an EV like this, however the Kia EV6 can drive slightly further up to 328 miles on one charge (WLTP). As for performance, the Kia EV6 also has the edge. In particular, the dual-motor EV6 GT model is the one to watch out for. This is the quickest Kia yet built with a top speed of 162mph. That said though, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 still offers impressive performance, achieving 0 to 62 mph in just 5.2 seconds (AWD model).
Another key factor to consider is price. The price for the entry-level Hyundai Ioniq 5 starts from £36,995 (RRP). This is around £4,000 cheaper than the entry-level EV6, making it attractively priced. This rises to around £48,000 for the top spec Ioniq 5 model - still less than the equivalent Kia EV6. For those customers who are budget conscious, this could be a key selling point to them. But how do these electric cars compare in terms of design and features?
Well, in terms of exterior, we feel the Ioniq 5 has a more minimalistic structure, although it remains stylish and modern. The distinctive LED lighting on this Hyundai look very sleek, along with the exclusive 20" alloy wheels. Furthermore, depending on the battery size, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is able to tow up to 1600kg, which is the same as the Kia EV6. Inside both of these electric cars, environmentally friendly materials have been used and there’s an ultra-modern looking infotainment system. In particular, the Kia’s Augmented Reality Head-Up Display which shows information on the windscreen when used is an excellent feature. Meanwhile, the Ioniq 5 has a slightly bigger boot capacity than the Kia EV6, although not by much.
Both of these electric cars are great options and have a lot going for them. However, considering all we know about these cars, we feel the new Kia EV6 ultimately comes out on top. This electric Kia offer slightly better performance and electric range than the Hyundai Ioniq 5. In particular, the powerful EV6 GT version will appeal to many car enthusiasts. In addition to the standard EV6 features, the GT-Line gets sportier bumpers, privacy glass and front parking sensors. Nevertheless, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 has fantastic styling and definitely stands out in the EV market. Both cars would be great options as an electric family car with a decent electric range. Really, it’s up to you to decide between the powerful Kia EV6 and the stylish Hyundai Ioniq 5.
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