Are you interested in investing in a midsize electronic vehicle but aren’t sure where to start? Huffines Hyundai Mckinney has compiled the differences between two of our two midsize EVs: the Hyundai IONIQ 5 and the Kia EV6. Their unique features can help you decide which option best fits your specifications, budgeting needs, and styling preferences.
Range and Charging Capabilities
Both the IONIQ 5 and the Kia EV6 feature long ranges. The standard range for the IONIQ 5 real-wheel drive and EV6 is 220 miles and 232 miles per gallon, respectively. The EV6 also has a maximum EPA range of 310 miles, which is slightly higher than the IONIQ 5. If you get the IONIQ 5 all-wheel drive, you’ll get 256 miles per gallon at 168 kW/258 pound-feet with a battery system capacity of 77.4 kWh EV6 gets 274 miles per gallon at the same specifications.
When charging these vehicles, the IONIQ 5 rear-wheel drive typically takes 6.3 hours at the standard range of 125 kW/258 pound-feet and 58 kWh, while the long-range all-wheel drive takes up to 8.5 hours to charge. The EV6 has similar charge times, with the standard being approximately 6.3 hours and the long-range charging time being 8.4 hours.
The IONIQ 5 and the EV6 are currently some of the most advanced electric vehicles available and have the first multi-high-speed charging system. These vehicles support both 400-volt and 800-volt DC charging and can handle 800V quick charging due to their Integrated Charging Control Unit, or ICCU. Both vehicles offer as much as 1.9 kW of power when plugged into an outlet.
The IONIQ 5 has three trim levels: the SE, the SEL, and the Limited. If you add a second electronic motor on the front axle, you can take this vehicle from zero to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds. This vehicle has a soft suspension for a comfortable ride and easily handles bumps thanks to its 19-inch alloy wheels.
The IONIQ 5 features a low center of gravity, making it easy to handle with limited body lean when making turns. It also features regenerative brakes that offer a smooth ride and reuptake energy to increase your fuel efficiency. This vehicle comes standard with a rear-wheel or all-wheel-drive system.
The EV6 all-real-drive models feature a 167 horsepower one-motor engine with a 58.0 kWh battery pack. You can also choose from a single-motor rear-wheel driver that offers 225 horsepower or a two-motor all-wheel drive with Long Range that boasts 320 horsepower. It also features Eco or Normal drive modes, both of which still provide the same performance levels.
Another impressive performance feature that the EV6 offers is new software that offers a limited-slip differential. The Kia features four different trim lines that include the basic EV6, the GT-Line, the GT-Line S, and the GT. The new EV6 also comes equipped with a MacPherson strut front suspension, and a multi-link rear-end for excellent control. Plus, this car can sprint 62 mph in 3.5 seconds and go up to 162 mph.
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The 2022 IONIQ 5 features a Universal Island with a moveable console that can slide back 5.5 inches. It also features a magnetic board on the left of the dual-cockpit handle. This electric vehicle also boasts sliding and reclining second-row seats that can move up to 5.3 inches forward. There’s a vision roof panoramic sunroof that has no cross members. The Kia IONIQ 5 features light tones with a minimalist look and feel. It also comes equipped with a cellar stowage beneath the boot with a 57-liter carrycot.
The Kia EV6 comes equipped with two-spoke tillers on the steering wheel that offers a comfortable steering experience and toggles that enable you to select different levels of regenerative braking. It also has an I-Pedal setting for one-pedal driving, plus a functional tab on the seats that enable you to hang a bag or clothes on a hangar. The front-row seats offer reinforced backrests with heavy-duty steel for ultimate support.
The EV6 also boasts a sunroof and a battery pack that raises the cabin’s floor height. It features up to 42.2 inches of legroom in the front seats and 39 inches in the rear seats. Also, the EV6 features vegan-leather upholstery and other vegan materials throughout the cabin for a truly sustainable vehicle.
The IONIQ 5 comes equipped with a Vehicle-to-Load 120V charging outlet that lets you charge larger electric equipment such as a television or a generator, making overnight trips comfortable and easy. What’s more, the IONIQ 5 can charge another EV when needed. It also features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, besides a wireless device charging pad for Qi-compatible devices. Its dynamic voice recognition allows you to roll down windows, heat seats, and open the trunk with just the sound of your voice.
The Kia EV6 boasts a digital instrument cluster and an infotainment touchscreen, both 12.3 inches long. The all-wheel-drive trims come equipped with a 14-speaker Meridian surround sound system, a 15-watt wireless smartphone charger, and an eight-speaker Bose sound system for the ultimate listening experience. There’s also a left-hand screen that allows for easy controlling of the infotainment system.
The EV6 also features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, plus a coating over the screens to minimize glare from the sun. The climate control panel below the screen features shortcut buttons that make managing the car’s infotainment system a breeze.
If you’re looking to invest in an electronic vehicle such as the IONIQ 5 or the EV6, be sure to stop by Huffines Hyundai Mckinney at 1301 N Central Expressway to see our showroom. We have a large inventory of some of the best EVs on the market, and our EV specialists would be happy to work with you to find the vehicle that best fits your style preferences and needs. Fill out our online form today for more information, or give us a call at 369-525-4300.