Electric cars are becoming more popular every day, as people become more and more interested in reducing their carbon footprint. But with so many different electric models available, it can be tough to decide which one is right for you. In this blog post, we’ll compare the Kia EV6 and the Hyundai Ioniq 5 to help you make your decision. Both cars are excellent options, but one might be a better fit for your needs than the other. Keep reading to find out more!
Kia EV6 vs Hyundai Ioniq 5 Trim Levels
The Ioniq 5 comes in SE, SEL and Limited trim levels. Each having the same 77.4kWh battery pack producing 225hp. As standard in the SE you get ultra-fast charging, capable of 10-80% in just 18 minutes, as well as 8-way power driver seat, heated front seats, 12.3inch touch screen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, rearview camera and parking guide, keyless entry and start and cool features such as automatic retracting door handles.
SEL adds H-Tex™ leatherette seating, wireless phone charging, rear heating/cooling vents, heated steering wheel and ambient lighting to the interior, with auto dimming rear view mirror.
Limited trim adds 20inch wheels over the standard 19inch, remote smart park assist, premium exterior accents, rain sensing wipers, glass roof, power passenger seat, ventilated front seats, with driver seat memory support and relaxation function. For entertainment there is the Bose Sound System, heads up display and comes with a Hyundai digital key.
Kia EV6 comes in trim levels based on rear or all-wheel drive. For rear wheel drive there is Light, Wind and GT Line. The All-wheel drive options are Wind and GT Line only. The same size 19inch wheels are available with the 20inch only available on the top GT Line AWD model.
Every trim level comes with heated power folding mirrors, high beam assist, rain sensing wipers, dual 12.3inch display with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, wireless phone charging, smart key, dual zone climate control, power driver’s seat and heated front seats.
All above the base trim gets a smart power tailgate, upgraded 14-speaker Meridian Sound System, vegan leather seats which are heated and ventilated, with passenger power adjustment and a vehicle-to-load external port – meaning you can power household appliances wherever you are (the Ioniq 5 comes with this too).
The upper trim levels are there for styling mostly. With a different steering wheel, set of pedals, door sill look and headliner, with some exterior touch ups added to the design making them seem different.
What you do have is an upgrade in power. With the e-AWD models producing 320hp, they pack a real punch over the RWD 225hp, or the base Light EV6 producing just 167hp.
The Light EV6 has the smaller 58kWh battery pack than the Ioniq 5, hence the lower starting price. If you upgrade to the 77.4kWh model this will cost at least another $6,100, making it cost slightly more than the Hyundai.
Kia EV6 vs Hyundai Ioniq 5 Price
The Kia EV6 Starts at a MSRP of $40,900, and the Ioniq 5 from $44,000. Already a slightly cheaper option, the range of up to 310 miles offers a little more for your charge than the 303 miles in the Ioniq 5 (estimated), but the EV6 range varies based on trim level.
Kia EV6 vs Hyundai Ioniq 5 Conclusion
Overall, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV 6 are similar. Kia offering a sporty and curved design over the chiseled Hyundai. The better value and range is in the Ioniq 5, but it offers less equipment as standard. The ultimate choice is basing it on design and equipment, as they are both alike.