2022 Ioniq 5 vs. Tesla Model Y: How Do They Compare?


The electric crossover SUV showdown has begun, and the main competition is the Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Tesla Model Y. Both are sleek everyday machines with an all-electric twist. But that's where their similarities end. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 offers you a taste of showstopping retro-futuristic style, advanced technology designed around the driver, and comparable range, features, and performance to the Tesla Model Y, at a much lower price.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Tesla Model Y comparison displays the innovative pace that Hyundai has set. See how the Tesla Model Y stacks up below, and visit Greenway Hyundai Orlando to test drive your next Ioniq 5 EV.

2022 IONIQ 5Tesla Model Y
TrimSE + AWD packageLong Range
DrivetrainPower output AWD (Dual Motor)Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive
Range303 miles330 miles
Top Speed115 mph*135 mph
0-60 mph4.4* sec4.8 sec
Horsepower320 hp351 hp *
Wheels19-inch alloy wheels19″ or 20″
Seating5Up to 7
Display12.3-inch HD Touchscreen navigation system15″ Center Touchscreen
Towing Capacity1650 lbs3,500 lbs
Weight4662 lbs4,363 lbs
Max Cargo Volume59.3 cu ft76 cu ft
  • 5 years/60,000 miles
    New Vehicle Limited STANDARD
  • 10 years/100,000 miles**
    Hybrid/Electric Battery** STANDARD
  • Basic Vehicle - 4 years or 50,000 mi, whichever comes first
  • Battery & Drive Unit - 8 years or 120,000 mi, whichever comes first
Federal Tax Creditup to $7,500not eligible
* Third party info

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Tesla Model Y Pricing

The top-trim Hyundai Ioniq 5 starts at a lower MSRP than the base-level Tesla Model Y. This incomparable pricing is the main factor to consider as you explore the comparable specs, features, and capacities.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Tesla Model Y Range & Battery Specs

We start with the battery-related 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 specs. The Ioniq 5 uses a 77.4 kWh capacity battery, and the Model Y uses a 75 kWh capacity battery.

The Ioniq 5 offers a standard rear-wheel drive (RWD), single-motor layout, and an available all-wheel drive (AWD) dual-motor layout; the Model Y only has an AWD layout.

The RWD Ioniq 5 delivers up to an EPA-estimated range of 303 miles1; the Model Y Performance trim delivers up to an EPA-estimated range of 303 miles.1

Ioniq 5 vs. Model Y charge times are also similar. With a 250kW rapid charger, the Ioniq 5 battery can go from 10% to 80% charged in an estimated 18 minutes. The Model Y can, according to Tesla, charge 162 miles of range in an estimated 15 minutes at their Supercharger stations.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Tesla Model Y Performance

Our new Ioniq 5 inventory can outrun the Model Y to boot.

The single-motor Ioniq 5 has an output of 225 horsepower. The dual-motor Ioniq 5 makes a combined 320 horsepower. The Tesla Model Y Long Range trim makes a combined 384 horsepower; the Model Y Performance trim delivers a combined 470 horsepower.

Tesla claims that the Model Y Long Range trim can go from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds; Car and Driver testing showed that the dual-motor Ioniq 5 can accelerate to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.2

The Tesla Model Y can hit a top track speed of 155 mph, while the Ioniq 5 is electronically limited to a top track speed of 117 mph. So, top speed is a win for Tesla, but not one you can use on your daily drive.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Tesla Model Y towing capacity comes in with the Ioniq 5 towing up to 1,650 pounds3 when properly equipped and the Tesla Model Y towing up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Tesla Model Y Features

Where the Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Tesla Model Y really displays the Ioniq 5 EV's true value is on the inside. Tesla touts the Model Y's standard 8-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support, but the far more affordable Ioniq 5 also offers a standard 8-way power driver's seat with power lumbar.

The Tesla Model Y's standard 15-inch touchscreen infotainment unit is impressive, but digital menus replace every tactile button.

The Ioniq 5 blends intuitive physical controls with more thoughtful screens. It offers a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display and a 12.3-inch digital instrument display to surpass the Tesla's screen space, and an available Augment Reality head-up display to take innovative driving control further.

With many of the Ioniq 5 EV's available features (like heated and ventilated front seats) coming standard on the Limited trim level, it can offer much more value over the Model Y to boot.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Tesla Model Y Dimensions & Spaciousness

To round out the Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Tesla Model Y comparison, you'll find more cargo room in the Tesla (59.3 cubic feet for Ioniq 5, 76 cubic feet for Model Y) but a less agile size. Both vehicles seat five. But, even with its larger size, the Model Y offers less room in many measurements.

The front legroom is a near-tie. The Model Y offers 41.8-inches, and the Ioniq 5 offers 41.7-inches. The Ioniq 5 provides 53.6-inches of rear hip room versus the Model Y's 50.6-inches of rear hip room.

The Ioniq 5 excels in side-to-side space, offering 57.7-inches of shoulder room in the front and rear seats; the Model Y has 56.4-inches of front shoulder room and 54-inches of rear shoulder room.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Tesla Model Y: Discover the Ioniq 5 Today

From equal range to more affordable showstopping features, the Ioniq 5 surpasses the Model Y in many ways. If you're ready to feel the premium, eco-friendly fun of an Ioniq 5 or the many more new hybrid/electric Hyundai vehicles, visit Greenway Hyundai Orlando for a test drive today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the range of a 2022 Ioniq 5?

The RWD Ioniq 5 models deliver up to an EPA-estimated 303 miles1 of range, while the AWD Ioniq 5 achieves up to an EPA-estimated 256 miles1 of range.

Is the Tesla Model Y considered an SUV?

The Tesla Model Y is considered a crossover SUV. The competition is heating up, with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 showing the new pace of all-electric compact SUVs.

How fast is the Hyundai Ioniq 5?

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 develops 225 horsepower in its RWD configuration and 320 horsepower with its AWD layout. The Ioniq 5 is limited to a top speed of 117 mph, and Car and Driver tests show that the AWD Ioniq 5 can dash to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.2

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