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 5
|Tesla Model Y
|SE + AWD package
|Power output AWD (Dual Motor)
|Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive
|351 hp *
|19-inch alloy wheels
|19″ or 20″
|Up to 7
|12.3-inch HD Touchscreen navigation system
|15″ Center Touchscreen
|Max Cargo Volume
|59.3 cu ft
|76 cu ft
|Federal Tax Credit
|up to $7,500
* Third party info
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
1All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual range and mileage will vary with options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery’s condition and other factors.
2For details, see: https://www.caranddriver.com/hyundai/ioniq-5
3Towing capability varies by configuration. See the towing guide in the Owner’s Manual for proper use and additional information.