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2023 Changes: The Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. the Competition and Who Reigns Supreme in the Family-Friendly EV Market

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has some interesting changes, which include faster charging, increased range, and enhanced towing capabilities.

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Hyundai has made a few updates to the popular Ioniq 5 for the 2023 model year. One of the most notable changes is the addition of a battery preconditioning system for DC fast charging. This feature activates when you input a charging station into the navigation system and pre-conditions the battery for faster charging on arrival. This is a great addition for those who frequently use public charging stations.

Another change for 2023 is the increased range for AWD models. According to EPA ratings, the Ioniq 5 can now travel up to 266 miles on a single charge, an increase of 10 miles from the previous model year. Additionally, the max towing capacity has been increased from 1,650 pounds to 2,300 pounds, making it a more versatile vehicle for those who need to tow a small trailer or boat. However, it's worth noting that the base (low-range) RWD model is not rated for any towing capacity.

Hyundai has also made some changes to the Ioniq 5's heating and cooling systems. All AWD models are now equipped with a battery heater and heat pump system, and RWD models add it for 2023. This will provide improved heating and cooling performance, making the Ioniq 5 more comfortable to drive in extreme temperatures.

Other new features for 2023 include a seatbelt reminder system for all five seats, and a new exterior color option, Gravity Gold Matte.

Overall, the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 offers a number of improvements over the previous model year, making it a more efficient and versatile vehicle. Whether you're looking for a reliable electric car for daily commuting or a car that can handle some light towing, the Ioniq 5 is definitely worth considering.

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5's Comfort and Competition

In terms of comfort, the Ioniq 5 is quite well-rounded. The car is loaded with great infotainment and driver assistance technology, and it offers a comfortable ride for both driver and passengers. As a well-rounded EV that's equal parts fun and family-friendly, the Ioniq 5 is difficult to beat, even compared to some of its more well-known competitors such as the Tesla Model 3 or Model Y. Speaking of the Model Y, it costs 50% more than Hyundai Ioniq 5.

When it comes to competition, there are a few other EVs on the market that are worth considering. For example, if you're looking for a vehicle with more ground clearance or rugged capability, the Subaru Solterra might be a good choice. On the other hand, if you're looking for something with a sportier feel, the Ford Mustang Mach-E might be more up your alley. However, in a comparison test against the Mach-E, the Ioniq 5 came out as a clear winner.

Ultimately, though, if you're cross-shopping with one other EV, it should be the Kia EV6. This vehicle is mechanically related to the Ioniq 5, and their EV credentials are very similar. They also share many features. However, the pair look completely different inside and out, so design and interior preferences will likely lead you to a decision.

Also, check out our previous story discussing 5 ways Hyundai Ioniq 5 can be improved for winter climates.

Are you a Hyundai Ioniq 5 owner? Please, let us know your impressions and the ownership experience in the comments section below, which can help other people who are looking into electric vehicles.

Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded TorqueNews.com in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News Twitter, Facebok, Linkedin and Youtube.

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