Tesla Mannequin Y Vs Hyundai Ioniq 5 In contrast: Vary, Worth, Effectivity, And Extra


The Tesla Mannequin Y was the world’s best-selling automotive within the first quarter of 2023 and the best-selling EV in america within the first half of 2023. It was additionally the best-selling automotive within the European Union within the first half of this yr. So it goes with out saying that the American zero-emissions crossover may be very standard, each on the home market and abroad.

However some individuals don’t desire a Tesla, for varied causes. Because of this we put collectively this useful comparability piece that compares the Mannequin Y with one among its greatest and most potent rivals, the Hyundai Ioniq 5.

Whereas Hyundai’s gross sales quantity can’t fairly match Tesla’s with about 30,000 Ioniq 5s offered within the U.S. within the first 11 months of 2023, in comparison with the roughly 200,000 Mannequin Ys offered in simply the primary half of the yr, the Korean EV remains to be a compelling different to the wildly standard American crossover.

Tesla Model Y
2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5

With this being mentioned, let’s take a look at how the 2 automobiles stack up.

Tesla Mannequin Y vs. Hyundai Ioniq 5: Worth

  • Tesla Mannequin Y: Beginning at $43,990 with out tax credit and supply charges

The bottom model of the Mannequin Y, which is also known as the Rear-Wheel Drive as a result of it solely has one rear-mounted electrical motor, comes as commonplace with a Midnight Silver Metallic paint, 19-inch Gemini wheels carrying all-season tires, and an all-black inside with seating for 5 individuals.

A glass roof, central touchscreen show, twin wi-fi smartphone charger, and heated steering wheel are additionally a part of the package deal, as are the heated entrance and rear seats. Energy-adjustable entrance seats additionally come as commonplace.

What doesn’t come as commonplace—and is seen as a function and never an oversight—is any type of gauge or show behind the steering wheel. All the data is relayed to the driving force by way of the central show solely, so there’s a little bit of a studying curve right here, in comparison with automobiles which have conventional gauges exhibiting velocity and different information.

Tesla Model Y interior

Actually, all variations of the Mannequin Y include just about the identical options as essentially the most inexpensive trim. In different phrases, you don’t should spend further for a costlier variant simply to get the glass roof, as is usually the case with different carmakers.

Nevertheless, there are some non-obligatory extras that may be added irrespective of the powertrain selection, like completely different wheels, paint colours, and a tow hitch. Tesla doesn’t element the ability and torque output of its varied drivetrain configurations, however it does promote the zero to 60 mph time and high velocity of its automobiles. Within the case of the bottom RWD Mannequin Y, it may possibly attain 60 mph in 6.6 seconds and the highest velocity is 135 mph.

Spend $5,000 extra for the Twin-Motor All-Wheel Drive Lengthy Vary Mannequin and you’ll expertise a faster 0-60 mph time of 4.8 seconds, whereas the highest velocity is similar.

The highest-of-the-range Efficiency, which prices $52,490, slashes the dash time to three.5 seconds and ups the highest velocity to 155 mph.

  • Hyundai Ioniq 5: Beginning at $41,650 with out tax credit and supply charges

The Hyundai Ioniq 5’s trim ranges are a bit extra complicated, just like what you’d discover on a combustion automobile. In america, the EV is obtainable in 4 variants, one among which is rear-wheel drive solely.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Disney100 Platinum Edition

The record of decisions begins with the SE Customary Vary, which is essentially the most inexpensive however it’s additionally the one model that may’t be had with all-wheel drive. It has an MSRP of $41,650 and comes with a single, rear-mounted electrical motor making 168 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque, in addition to the smallest accessible battery pack that has a capability of 58 kWh.

Subsequent in line is the SE, which begins at $45,700 and comes as commonplace with a extra highly effective 225-hp rear electrical motor and an even bigger 77.4 kWh battery. A dual-motor all-wheel drive setup that makes a mixed 320 hp and 446 lb-ft is obtainable as a $2,500 possibility.

The identical goes for the marginally higher outfitted SEL trim that begins at $47,250–this one provides a hands-free energy liftgate–in addition to the top-of-the-line Restricted that goes for $53,350.

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 interior

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 inside

For the additional money, the Ioniq 5 Restricted provides commonplace Premium LED entrance accent lighting and projector-type LED headlights, power-folding facet mirrors, silver bumpers and physique cladding (versus the black ones on the opposite variations), premium facet sills, premium gloss-black exterior accents, a panoramic sunroof, and an eight-way energy adjustable passenger seat, along with the eight-way energy driver seat that’s accessible on all the opposite trim ranges.

Ventilated entrance seats, a reminiscence driver seat, and adjustable head restraints are additionally commonplace on the Restricted, in addition to a Bose Premium sound system and a head-up show with augmented actuality features.

The Ioniq 5 comes with a heated steering wheel, a wi-fi smartphone charger, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink from the SEL trim upward.

Tesla Mannequin Y vs. Hyundai Ioniq 5: Vary

The Tesla Mannequin Y has a base EPA-rated vary of 260 miles when selecting the entry-level RWD mannequin. The Lengthy Vary mannequin presents 330 miles of vary, whereas the Efficiency is someplace in between, delivering an estimated driving vary of 303 miles on a full cost.

On paper, the Ioniq 5 can’t fairly sustain with the Mannequin Y range-wise. The SE Customary Vary, which is rear-wheel drive solely, presents as much as 220 miles of driving on a full cost, whereas the larger battery on the costlier variations can ship as much as 303 miles when hooked as much as a rear electrical motor solely.

The non-obligatory all-wheel drive eats 43 miles of vary on the mixed cycle, bringing down the EPA estimate to 260 miles for AWD-equipped Ioniq 5s.

As at all times, although, these figures are taken with a grain of salt, as varied elements corresponding to driving velocity and ambient temperature can lower the variety of miles that may be pushed on a full cost.

In response to Shopper Reviews, the Mannequin Y fails to satisfy its marketed EPA vary all yr spherical, with the worst efficiency seen throughout a freeway drive at a relentless 70 miles per hour and a mean temperature of 16 levels. After driving in these situations, the Mannequin Y Lengthy Vary returned a calculated real-world vary of simply 186 miles.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 was submitted to the identical take a look at and the real-world vary in chilly climate, as calculated by CR, was 183 miles, whereas the EPA estimate mentioned it might journey 256 miles on a full cost (the EPA estimates have been completely different from these marketed in the present day).

Tesla Mannequin Y vs. Hyundai Ioniq 5: Effectivity

Effectivity is a particularly necessary issue for EVs as a result of it determines how a lot electrical energy you will “burn” on the highway and find yourself paying for in the long term.

In response to the EPA window sticker, the Mannequin Y can eat wherever between 26 and 30 kilowatt-hours per 100 miles pushed, relying on the powertrain. The bottom RWD model is essentially the most frugal, with 26 kWh/100 miles, adopted by the AWD Lengthy Vary with 28 kWh/100 miles, and the AWD Efficiency with 30 kWh/100 miles.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a little more power-hungry than the Mannequin Y, which could be partly attributed to its barely larger weight. The Ioniq 5 weighs between roughly 4,000 lbs and 4,700 lbs, whereas the Mannequin Y ideas the scales between 4,154 lbs and 4,398 lbs.

In consequence, the Ioniq 5 consumes 29 kWh/100 miles in long-range RWD guise, 30 kWh/100 miles when specced with the usual vary battery, and 34 kWh/100 miles when the large battery is powering the dual-motor AWD system.

Tesla Mannequin Y vs. Hyundai Ioniq 5: Cost Time

Tesla doesn’t specify the speed at which its automobiles can recharge when it comes to kilowatts however says that the Mannequin Y could be recharged from both a 120-volt family outlet, a 240V supply utilizing the Tesla Wall Connector, or its expansive DC quick charging community of Superchargers. When related to one of many latter, the Mannequin Y can add as much as 162 miles of vary in quarter-hour, in accordance with the corporate.

Hyundai says all Ioniq 5 variants are able to accepting as much as 350 kW from a appropriate DC quick charger which allows the EV to go from 10% state of cost to 80% in 18 minutes. On a 240V charger, topping up the battery from 10% to 100% takes 5 hours and 50 minutes for the small battery and 7 hours and 10 minutes for the large battery.

Assessments performed by Edmunds present that the Hyundai Ioniq 5 with a dual-motor powertrain is able to charging at a velocity of 673 miles/hour when hooked to a DC quick charger, whereas the Tesla Mannequin Y Lengthy Vary can add 538 miles/hour when charging from a high-output supply.

With all this being mentioned, it is value noting that Tesla’s fast-charging community is taken into account among the best, if not the finest on the market, with stellar reliability and availability. There are over 12,000 stations in North America, which have been accessible just for Tesla customers, however that is about to alter beginning in 2024 when EVs from a number of different automakers, together with Hyundai, will get entry to the Supercharger community within the U.S. and Canada. That is certain to enhance the possession expertise for non-Tesla drivers who have to recharge whereas on the go.

Tesla Mannequin Y vs. Hyundai Ioniq 5: 0-60 MPH

The bottom RWD variant of the Tesla Mannequin Y can speed up from zero to 60 miles per hour in 6.6 seconds. The Lengthy Vary trim is barely sooner, reaching 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, and the Efficiency can do it in 3.5 seconds.

Each the RWD and Lengthy Vary variations of the Tesla Mannequin Y have a high velocity of 135 mph, whereas the sooner Efficiency can attain 155 mph.

Hyundai doesn’t promote the 0-60 mph dash occasions for the Ioniq 5. Nevertheless, Edmunds recorded a time of 4.7 seconds for the AWD-equipped EV, whereas Automobile and Driver managed a fair faster 0-60 mph dash of 4.5 seconds.

Tesla Mannequin Y vs. Hyundai Ioniq 5: High Velocity

The Tesla Mannequin Y RWD and Lengthy Vary can go as much as 135 mph, whereas the Efficiency model ups the highest velocity to 155 mph.

Hyundai says the highest velocity of the Ioniq 5 is 115 mph. 

Tesla Mannequin Y vs. Hyundai Ioniq 5: Driver-Help Programs

  • Tesla Mannequin Y: Autopilot, Enhanced Autopilot, and Full Self-Driving

All Tesla EVs include the corporate’s so-called Autopilot superior driving assistant system that features traffic-aware cruise management and a steering assistant referred to as Autosteer. Optionally, one should buy the $6,000 Enhanced Autopilot suite that provides supervised, Degree-2 succesful automated lane modifications, automated parking, and the so-called Navigate on Autopilot, which “Actively guides your automotive from a freeway’s on-ramp to off-ramp, together with suggesting lane modifications, navigating interchanges, robotically participating the flip sign and taking the proper exit,” in accordance with Tesla.

There’s additionally the so-called Full Self-Driving (FSD) possibility, which prices $12,000 and provides the flexibility to autonomously steer the automotive on metropolis streets and to robotically cease at site visitors lights and cease indicators. Nevertheless, as Tesla states on its web site, driver supervision is required always and none of those options make the automotive autonomous or really “totally self-driving.”

  • Hyundai Ioniq 5: A Lot Of “Assists”

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 can also be accessible with Degree 2-capable know-how: partial automation the place the automotive can take over steering, accelerating and braking below sure circumstances, however nonetheless with the driving force’s palms on the wheel and eyes on the highway. Sensible Cruise Management with Cease & Go is obtainable as commonplace on all trim ranges, which incorporates navigation-based cues and one thing referred to as Curve Management.

Ahead Collision Avoidance Help, Parking Collision Avoidance Help, Lane Holding Help, Excessive Beam Help, and Freeway Driving Help are all a part of the provide, relying on the trim degree.

Tesla Mannequin Y vs. Hyundai Ioniq 5: Inside

Tesla’s crossover presents an ethereal cabin because of its commonplace panoramic glass roof. However that roof may trigger some points in the summertime, as there is no such thing as a sunshade to guard you from the warmth. 

The Texas-based automaker says that infrared and ultraviolet mild is “successfully blocked,” however homeowners have complained about having hassle preserving the cabin cool on a extremely popular day.

5 seats come as commonplace and the Lengthy Vary variant could be optioned with two further seats within the trunk making for a seven-seat structure.

Tesla Model Y interior

As with the Mannequin 3, the Mannequin Y has a single central touchscreen show that’s used to relay all the data to the driving force. This was performed for cost-cutting causes and it might take some time for somebody who’s solely pushed a automotive with typical dials behind the steering wheel to get used to Tesla’s setup.

There’s additionally no integration with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto—not even the wired sort. Nevertheless, Tesla’s infotainment system has native apps for varied streaming providers like Spotify and Apple Music.

The Korean EV solely is available in a five-seat structure however there’s sufficient room to truly match 5 adults inside, whereas the Mannequin Y has a barely extra cramped rear bench.

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 interior

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Inside

The perceived high quality can also be considered higher than the Tesla and the final structure is extra according to a standard ICE automobile. Count on extra buttons and conventional controls right here, however quite a lot of features nonetheless route by way of the automotive’s screens. There’s a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel and one other 12.3-inch touchscreen that does infotainment obligation.

There are additionally bodily buttons for the local weather management system, however you continue to should undergo the touchscreen to entry the settings for the seat heater, air flow, or heated steering wheel.

The Ioniq 5 has a neat (and large) sliding cubby between the entrance seats and comes with wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, however there’s no wi-fi possibility.

Tesla Mannequin Y vs. Hyundai Ioniq 5: Construct high quality

Traditionally, Tesla fashions, particularly lower-priced ones, have been identified for having some construct high quality points. That’s why Shopper Reviews regularly criticizes the model’s automobiles for having issues with physique {hardware}, paint, trim, and the local weather management system.

That mentioned, issues have improved over time and new automobiles appear to be screwed collectively a lot better than older models. The identical Shopper Reviews goes on to suggest each the Mannequin Y and the Mannequin 3 as adequate automobiles which might be worthy of your hard-earned cash.

The Ioniq 5 appears higher constructed and has barely better-feeling supplies all through, however it’s not precisely a Rolls-Royce both.

Tesla Mannequin Y vs. Hyundai Ioniq 5: Driving Dynamics And Journey Consolation

The Tesla Mannequin Y is a surprisingly participating automotive to drive regardless of its heavy weight, with the steering feeling mild and fast to reply and the physique staying comparatively composed throughout onerous cornering. That mentioned, driving over uneven surfaces isn’t this EV’s forte, particularly in Efficiency guise, with small bumps and cracks making their method to the cabin.

Alternatively, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 presents a considerably cushier experience and a extra laid-back total feeling that may go a good distance on highway journeys. On the similar time, nonetheless, the automotive’s relaxed experience gained’t essentially be to the style of efficiency seekers.

Motor1.com alumnus Brandon Turkus rated the Ioniq 5’s consolation with 9 out of 10 stars in his evaluation of the 2022 mannequin yr EV, saying that the Korean crossover is spookily quiet at velocity, with just about no wind noise and solely modest quantities of tire roar from its all-season tires. 

Laminated glass on the entrance and rear doorways and acoustic glass on the windshield will do that, and the impact is so pronounced that the Ioniq 5 doesn’t have fancy energetic noise cancellation to cool down the cabin. Then once more, neither does the Tesla Mannequin Y.

What Our Consultants Say

However specs will solely let you know a lot. Nothing compares to a correct take a look at drive to see if a automotive actually fits your wants and needs. We encourage you to attempt each as extensively as you’ll be able to, and within the meantime, right here’s what our staff of professional journalists thinks about every possibility. 

It’s very onerous to fault anybody who needs to purchase a Tesla Mannequin Y nowadays. It’s virtually the default selection for a contemporary EV; it’s spacious, fast, succesful, and presents entry to the very best charging community ever constructed. We’ve our points with Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta system, however Autopilot nowadays works extraordinarily effectively on highways. Both method, the Mannequin Y pushes the boundaries of automated driving help greater than most different choices (although correct human supervision is essential.) 

There’s a purpose the Mannequin Y has turn out to be so ubiquitous in each metropolis. It’s excellent at what it does and it’s nonetheless a blast to drive. I like to recommend prioritizing vary over the Efficiency mannequin, however the Lengthy Vary Mannequin Y isn’t any slouch both. For those who don’t thoughts driving the identical automotive as virtually everybody else nowadays, the Mannequin Y will make a implausible first EV—or second, or seventh. 

—Patrick George, Editor-in-Chief

With the latest worth reductions, the Tesla Mannequin Y is an extremely compelling possibility. Beginning within the low $40,000-range and qualifying for the $7,500 tax credit score, the Mannequin Y undercuts most of its rivals. Whilst commonplace, the Y has a killer sound system, a HEPA air filtration unit, Supercharging entry, and Autopilot know-how. Plus, with common over-the-air updates, the Mannequin Y will get noticeably higher over time. A latest one builds a 3D depiction of the parking space you have pulled into; it is actually neat. On the tech degree, the Mannequin Y is sort of unparalleled.

Whereas the Mannequin Y is a powerful electrical crossover, it is not good. With an expansive glass roof and huge home windows, the cabin is extra on the noisy facet. Pair this with stiff suspension, and the Mannequin Y’s experience simply is not as serene as others. One other gripe is the shortage of ultrasonic sensors—a call that has an impression on automated driving capabilities. Whereas Tesla amended some points with OTA updates, the cameras are merely much less correct than the sensors. And regardless of Tesla’s technological prowess, the Mannequin Y would not have a 360-degree encompass view digital camera, a function even the little Bolt 2LT has.

—Andrew Lambrecht, Contributing Author

Pound for pound, the Ioniq 5 is likely one of the absolute best automobiles on the planet proper now. It’s one of many few EVs at any worth level that may match or beat the specs provided by a Tesla—vary, charging velocity, efficiency, tools like a warmth pump, and so forth. It’s additionally one of many best-looking crossovers available on the market, although design is actually at all times within the eye of the beholder. 

Whereas different automakers have struggled to maintain up with Tesla within the EV race, Hyundai has greater than held its personal, and that’s readily obvious everytime you drive an Ioniq 5. The Tesla nonetheless beats Hyundai’s providing on the Supercharger entrance, however in any other case, it is a shut race which will come down to private choice. However if you need an instance of the very best on the market proper now, look no additional than this retro-future electrical crossover. 

—Patrick George, Editor-in-Chief

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is actually fascinating to take a look at, however beneath that loopy exterior lies a surprisingly easy-to-use electrical crossover. In an period the place computerized, iPhone-like inside interfaces reign supreme, the Ioniq 5’s inside stays considerably typical. That’s an asset to the driving force that is perhaps turned off by the interface in a Tesla.

– Kevin Williams, Workers Author

Tesla Model Y
2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5

Tesla Mannequin Y vs. Hyundai Ioniq 5: Conclusion

The Tesla Mannequin Y is costlier than the Hyundai Ioniq 5 when evaluating these two automobiles’ base trim ranges. That mentioned, the Mannequin Y presents extra vary for the cash, an easier cabin that may enchantment to these on the lookout for a minimalist design, and entry to Tesla’s huge DC quick charging station.

However the Ioniq 5 can maintain its personal towards its Tesla-branded rival with a extra premium-feeling inside, larger charging speeds, and a futuristic exterior design. Plus, Hyundai’s take care of Tesla that enables Ioniq 5 and different mannequin homeowners to entry the Supercharger community in america and Canada from 2024 may make the Mannequin Y’s ease-of-charging benefit much less related than it as soon as was.


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