Hyundai IONIQ 5 Wins Car and Driver's 2022 EV of the Year Award  

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 has racked up a number of prestigious awards. This electric-powered SUV continues to impress the automotive community. In fact, it was recently named Car and Driver's 2022 EV of the Year.

A Step Above the Competition

Although the competition was stiff, the 2022 IONIQ 5 managed to stand out from the rest of the field. Car and Driver's testing team focused on four key areas: value, mission fulfillment, technology advancement, and fun to drive.

Evaluators definitely consider the new IONIQ 5 to be a serious bang for the buck. Its performance, charging speeds, and range stack up well against models that are far more expensive. A 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 100,000-mile powertrain warranty sweeten the deal.

Fun-to-Drive Nature & Impressive Driving Range

With a maximum driving range in excess of 300 miles, the IONIQ 5 enables you to travel well beyond the local area. It's also one of the segment's most fun-to-drive models. With a combined 320 horsepower on tap, this EV definitely has enough muscle to keep driving enthusiasts entertained.

According to Car and Driver's road tests, the IONIQ 5 can accelerate to 60 mph in as quickly as 4.5 seconds. Ultra-fast charging makes the IONIQ 5 even more appealing. Regenerative braking actually converts the wheels' rotations into electricity while you drive.

Modern Technology

The 2022 IONIQ 5 is loaded with the latest tech. Available Highway Driving Assist II promises to lower your stress levels. This innovative system does more than just keep the vehicle centered in its lane and seamlessly adjust your speed. It can even safely react to cars that cut you off. Automatic lane changing is another great feature.

Drivers who enjoy traveling will love the available premium heads-up display with augmented reality. Turn-by-turn navigation directions can be projected onto the lower windshield. Of course, everyone will appreciate Hyundai's user-friendly infotainment system. It offers a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration. Dynamic Voice Recognition enables you to operate the interface using verbal commands. Other high-tech goodies include a fully digital gauge cluster, Remote Smart Parking Assist, and a Blind-Spot View Monitor.


Families will appreciate the IONIQ 5's spacious interior design. Just a few of the premium amenities include a Vision Roof, heated/ventilated front seats, and H-Tex leatherette seating surfaces.

If you would like to schedule a test drive or learn more about the award-winning 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5, contact Vandergriff Hyundai.