The overall design is standard for an electric vehicle very futuristic and sleek. However, one big feature that sets this car apart from others on the market is the pixel cube style lights.
On the inside you won’t be struggling for space as it’s very spacious in both the front and back, especially if the driver is on the short side because the rear passenger has lots of room. The electronic seat adjustment on the chair is perfectly placed and easy to use compared to some other makes and models we’ve driven.
Because there is no need for drive trains and gearboxes the front and rear footwells are huge and go from door to door without any obstruction. This makes the whole car feel spacious.
The 12.3inch screen looks very high-tech, however is too far away and not designed for easy use whilst driving. It also isn’t visually angled to make it easy to view whilst driving so could cause some issues if used as a satnav screen or using it for Android Auto / Apple Car Play.
Although the Ioniq 5 has a rear-view camera, on the model that we reviewed, there is no rear window wiper, so on bad weather days and cold mornings clearing the rear window to be able to see out of it was difficult.
Changing the temperature was a breeze. The climate control buttons are perfectly placed and easy to switch between modes and temperature. This being said, it doesn’t tell you where the air is coming from which requires using the screen to change the fans and the directions being used.
There is a mode button, which allows you to choose between eco and sport mode. This, I felt, was the best feature and easy to switch between the modes for those moments you need the extra power, although the power in eco mode was more than adequate for my driving style.
Reviewed by Sophie West, Senior Marketing Executive