EV Club of Connecticut Show & Tell video features Will Cross' Hyundai IONIQ 5, compares with his Tesla Model 3

Posted by Paul Braren on Feb 20 2022 (updated on Sep 1 2023) in
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  • I have a new video to add to the growing library of EV videos in this growing collection:


    This new addition is the 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5, one of many new EVs coming to the US in 2022, coming in at a price point of $42K, but most tax filers will also see a Federal Tax Credit of $7500.

    Feb 19 2022 - EV Club of CT Show & Tell by new owner Will Cross - 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 [compared to Tesla Model 3]

    I've known Will Cross for years now, and he gives an insightful look at this new EV while comparing and contrasting it with the Tesla Model 3 as he goes.

    Video Description

    In this video, we get a great overview of the features and specifications of Will Cross @williamtech814's one-week-old IONIQ 5 with just 300 miles on the odometer. This is one of many new EVs coming to the US market in 2022, and this model has only been readily available for sale in the US for about a month.


    Will saved thousands by going to Long Island New York's Hyundai 112, to avoid Connecticut Hyundai dealers' markups, referenced here, which links to this Google sheet that's from the EV MSRP Tracker (USA) on reddit here.

    Here's the rest of the video's description:

    TinkerTry's Take

    It's wonderful to finally see the price points of EVs beginning to fall, and the availability rise, I'm just so glad there are new entrants into the US market. Even better that it can charge at 250kW, at least in warm weather. This may enable it to be more practical for family road trips than the Ford Mach-E, which is limited to 150kW.

    There has been some disappointment among early IONIQ 5 testers that the handling of winter charging just isn't there yet. For example, there seems to currently be no pre-conditioning of the battery when en-route to a DC fast charging station. This could mean a fast charge that should take under 1/2 hour becomes over an hour in cold winter reality. One can hope that Hyundai learns to better this behavior in the future, ideally through software updates.

    Also unusual that the range of the AWD is so much less than the RWD, especially since the RWD is 248 lbs. lighter.

    Another consideration is that this EV doesn't seem to meet its range expectations in real-world tests this winter, with a drag coefficient that isn't as low as many competitors. This means a higher kWh per mile, so less MPGe overall. If you road-trip a lot, DC fast charging is important to you, and so is range when going 70 mph. More time and tales are needed to know if improvements happen in either of these areas. More about cold performance on InsideEVs Weekly Podcast here and here.

    If you don't road-trip a lot, these range and charge speed considerations don't really matter to you. Like most folks, you'd probably charge in your garage overnight. This video and article are just 2 people's opinions. You really need to test drive an IONIQ 5 and some of its competitors such as the similar Kia EV6, or the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the VW ID.4, and if your budget allows, the Tesla Model 3 or Model Y. That way you'll know what you think of their ride quality, seat comfort and road noise, navigation, etc. from first-hand experience.

    Feb 27 2022 Update

    On Feb 22, Kyle Conner from Out Of Spec Motoring was briefly in the northeast to join his dad from Connecticut, picking up a 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Limited from Massachusets.

    Out of Spec Reviews - Trading My Volkswagen ID.4 For A Hyundai IONIQ 5!

    Will, along with another local IONIQ owner Corbin, helped Kyle with filming the 3 different trim levels of the IONIQ 5 later that same day. Thanks t Will, I also had the opportunity to meet Kyle Conner @itskyleconner and his dad David Conner @dconner9 right afterward, sharing all sorts of thoughts on EV charging challenges across America. We sure had a lot to talk about, with Rich Jordan, the co-leader (along with Will) of the Tesla Owner's Club of Connecticut joining us as well. Then we all (almost) got gate-locked from being able to exit that that (filming location) garage, having a good laugh about that, but ultimately escaping unscathed.

    Out of Spec Reviews - Hyundai IONIQ 5 Trim Levels Compared
    Will, Kyle, Corbin
    SE, SEL, Limited
    Will's Hyundai IONIQ 5 SE side-by-side with Paul's Tesla Model 3, making it apparent the IONIQ 5 is bigger, more like a Model Y.

    Mar 16 2022 Update

    Cued to the exact spot Will Cross and Paul Braren make a brief cameo on "Out of Spec Motoring - Volkswagen ID.4 EV Road Trip To Buy A Hyundai IONIQ 5!"

    I found that Corbin's YouTube Channel is called The Ioniq Guy, and I added his 1 month review below.

    The Ioniq Guy - 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 SEL AWD - Likes & Dislikes After 30 days

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    See also

    Dec 17 2021 - Out of Spec Reviews - I Drive The Insanely Good Hyundai IONIQ 5 For The First Time!
    Feb 7 2022 - Out of Spec Reviews - Coldgate DC Fast Charging Test w/ US Spec Hyundai IONIQ 5 77kWh
    Feb 1 2022 - Munro Live - Hyundai IONIQ 5 Road & Track Test Drive
    Feb 7 2022 - Munro Live - Hyundai IONIQ 5 | Under the Hood

    Disclosure: My family owns no stock in Tesla. Tesla doesn't advertise at TinkerTry, or anywhere else, and this is not a sponsored post. We financed the purchase of two Tesla Model 3s, replacing my 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid in December of 2018 and replacing my wife's 2005 Honda Civic EX in December of 2019. These big moves to an all electric household were an expression of our mutual desire to go green, avoid gasoline, be safe, have fun, and save money in the long run. Mostly for my job, I drive a lot, 25,000 miles in 2019 for example, and I thoroughly enjoy sharing what I've learned with you. I hope you can tell!