The Tesla Model 3 stays the go-to EV for a lot of first-time electrical automobile consumers. It’s made by the world’s undisputed EV chief, has a terrific charging community, sensible tech and greater than sufficient vary (even in SR+ guise). That mentioned, we’ve now reached the purpose the place conventional OEMs are starting to catch up.
Particularly, there was a lot pleasure surrounding Hyundai’s first EV primarily based off a devoted platform – the Ioniq 5. A half-crossover, half-hatchback the Ioniq 5 is geared toward each the Tesla Mannequin 3 and Y. Nevertheless, from a pricing perspective the Ioniq 5 is far nearer to the Mannequin 3 – which is arguably why WhatCar? pitted the three in opposition to it.
Reviewer Doug Revolta examined a Premium trim AWD Ioniq 5 (outfitted with the bigger 73 kWh battery pack) in opposition to a Mannequin 3 Customary Vary Plus. He began off with the interiors of each. The Mannequin 3 is minimalistic with higher high quality than earlier than and nice infotainment. In the meantime within the Ioniq 5 supplies really feel a bit low cost with restricted steering wheel adjustment. The Ioniq 5’s infotainment is nice however not fairly as spectacular as Tesla’s system. Rear area is marginally higher within the Ioniq 5, nonetheless the Mannequin 3 has extra trunk room.
0-60 mph takes round 5 seconds in each, which he famous is greater than fast sufficient for almost all of people that’ll be shopping for these automobiles. The Mannequin 3 managed a real-world vary of 214 miles in the meantime the Ioniq 5 was quoted at 247 miles. That mentioned, the Mannequin 3’s effectivity was higher. The Ioniq 5 can cost quicker, with 350 kW charging enabling a 0-80% cost in underneath 20 minutes.
By way of self-driving capabilities, the Ioniq 5 might be outfitted with an identical degree of autonomy to Tesla’s Autopilot. From a driving perspective, the Ioniq 5 rides nicely however isn’t too enjoyable round corners. The three is extra agile, however much less easy.
Revolta concluded that each the Ioniq 5 and Mannequin 3 are nice automobiles. However the Mannequin 3 is best to drive, has superior tech and is an all-round higher performer – therefore it’s his winner.
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