Car and Driver and MotorTrend Agree on One of the Best SUVs for 2023

With 2023 finally here, it’s no surprise that various publications are naming their picks for the best of the year. And MotorTrend and Car and Driver seem to agree on which electric SUV might be one of the best. It is an electric vehicle that shares its platform with the Kia EV6. Since its release, it has garnered quite a bit of praise. Does he have what it takes to be the best?

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is causing a sensation

When you think of an electric vehicle, something like a Tesla is likely to come to mind. But it’s proving that you don’t have to be led by Elon Musk to build a good EV. In fact, it’s so good that it’s earned praise from both Car and Driver and MotorTrend.

it even won our MotorBiscuit EV of the Year award, receiving praise for its engaging drive and practicality. Another advantage of this electric SUV is its design. Hyundai has made some bold choices with the Ioniq 5, and frankly it pays off big time. If you want something more subtle, there’s always the Kia EV6 which rides on the same platform.

How powerful is the Ioniq 5 SUV?

In terms of horsepower, it comes standard with 168 horsepower. If you opt for the long-range battery with RWD, you can get 225PS and 258Nm of torque. But for the more powerful Ioniq 5, look to the AWD variant with 320PS and 446Nm of torque.

A 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 | Hyundai

Range is also an advantage of this electric SUV. According to Car and Driver, you can get up to 303 miles of range. Plus, with a DC fast charger, you can go from a 10% charge to 80% in less than 20 minutes. And a real-world test confirmed it.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is making electric vehicles mainstream

Electric vehicles are probably the future of the automotive industry. More and more brands are committing to electrifying their lineups in the coming years. This electric SUV from Hyundai could very well be the EV that inspires consumers to embrace the future. Second , the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is fun to drive. Which is not often said about an SUV.

A small gray 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric SUV is driving on the road.
The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Hyundai
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 paved the way for the dominance of the Hyundai Ioniq 6

The Ioniq 5 has some notable drawbacks. The fore, or frank, trunk is not all that big. And you can’t get wireless Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Even with these drawbacks, major publications still feel comfortable naming the Hyundai Ioniq 5 one of the best SUVs of 2023.

Can you buy this electric SUV?

Unfortunately, buying may be easier said than done. It has an MSRP of around $40,000, but is only sold in limited quantities. This could be due to supply chain issues or simply Hyundai not being able to keep up with demand.

Hopefully, Hyundai will be able to bring more Ionqi 5 models to dealerships. In this way, people have a chance to experience this electric SUV.

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