2022 Kia EV6 vs 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5

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2022 Kia EV6 vs 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5

All-electric crossovers are about to become prevalent in the U.S. marketplace, and two of the most anticipated vehicles are the 2022 Kia EV6 and the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. What is particularly interesting about comparing the 2022 Kia EV6 vs 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is that they both share the same platform. That means that there are many similarities between the two vehicles. But the vehicles are not the same. The E-GMP serves as a foundation, but each automaker applied their unique vision and design philosophies to the finished vehicles that will soon be available to purchase and lease.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Kia EV6's Overview

Exterior – Kia Dealership serving Hermitage

The 2022 Kia EV6 that will soon be available at Drive Taylor is a compact four-door crossover with a rear liftgate. The wheelbase is 114.2 inches. The length is 184.2 or 15.35 feet, and the ground clearance is 6.9 inches. Hyundai has opted for a longer wheelbase for the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5—118.1 inches—but a slightly shorter length at 182.5 inches or about 15.2 feet. Ground clearance is notably less at 6.1 inches, which some may found to be an odd choice for a crossover. The Kia vehicle is sold in three core trim levels—Light, Wind and GT-Line—in addition to a 1st Edition that will be exclusive to the inaugural year. A power liftgate is standard, and all models with have 19-inch wheels except the 1st Edition, which has special 20-inch wheels. Hyundai has opted for three core trim levels as well: SE, SEL and Limited. The SE and SEL have a power liftgate and 19-inch wheels, and the Limited adds 20-inch wheels.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Kia EV6's Exterior

Interior – 2022 Kia EV6 near Hermitage

Both the 2022 Kia EV6 and the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 seat up to five people, and they both offer more than 106 cubic feet of total passenger volume and a flat floor. There are some small differences in how the space is used. Due to the sloped roof of the Kia, headroom is a bit less than in the Hyundai, but in both the front and rear seating, the difference is less than an inch. Kia offers more than 42 inches of front legroom whereas Hyundai manages more than 41 inches. Kia provides 38 inches of rear legroom whereas Hyundai manages more than 38 inches. Kia offers more than 24 inches of dedicated cargo room, and Hyundai offers a bit more than 27 cubes, which is not a big difference in practice.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Kia EV6's Interior

Mechanical – 2022 Kia EV6 specs

The EV6 light is rear-wheel drive and provides 232 miles of range on a full charge. The Wind and GT-Line are available as rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. The rear-wheel drive models deliver 310 miles of range whereas the all-wheel drive models offer 274 miles. Hyundai offers a rear-wheel and all-wheel drive configuration across its lineup. The rear-wheel drive models provide 303 miles, which is less than the EV6. The all-wheel drive range is 256 miles, which is notably less than the EV6. Hyundai will also offer a standard range SE model with 225 miles of range, but it will not be available at launch.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Kia EV6's Mechanical

Tech – 2022 Kia EV6 dealer

Both automakers include a 12.3-inch touchscreen in the standard equipment with features like navigation, Wi-Fi and Android and Apple device integration. Both automakers will also include a suite of advanced driver assists, and these packages are comparable. In both cases, there will also be more advanced tech included and available with the upper trims, such as a head-up display. Range is really the area where Kia distinguishes itself. Even charging times are similar. Both vehicles can charge from 10% to 80% at a DC fast-charging station in less than 18 minutes.

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