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Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Rivals | Game On!

The EV game got interesting with booking officially open for the Hyundai Ioniq 5. A best-seller in the international market, will the Ioniq 5 be able to recreate the magic here? Well, to do that, it needs to shine amongst the competition. So here’s the Ioniq 5 vs. key rivals.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Rivals: Dimensions

Hyundai Ioniq 5
Hyundai Ioniq 5
Hyundai Ioniq 5 Volvo XC40 Recharge Kia EV6
Length 4,635mm 4,440mm 4,695mm
Width 1,890mm 1,863mm 1,890mm
Height 1,625mm 1,652mm 1,570mm
Wheelbase 3,000mm 2,702mm 2,900mm


As per dimensions, it is clear that the Ioniq 5 offers the longest wheelbase, translating to a more spacious cabin and better ride quality. But with that said, it is the EV6 that offers a longer body and a sportier style. The Volvo XC90, on the other hand, is the narrowest, shortest and tallest of the three.

Also Read: Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV Officially Revealed | Bookings Open

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Rivals: Performance and Powertrain

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Volvo XC40 Recharge Kia EV6
Powertrain Details Single Motor, RWD Dual Motor, AWD Single Motor, RWD Dual Motor, AWD
Battery Capacity 72.6kWh 78kWh 77.4kWh 77.4kWh
Power 217PS 408PS 229PS 325PS
Torque 350Nm 660Nm 350Nm 605Nm
Claimed Range 631km (ARAI) 418 (WLTP) Up to 708km (ARAI)
Charging Time 6 hours 55 minutes  (11kW) 8-10 hours (11kW) 7 hours 20 minutes (7.2kW)
50kW Charging 57 minutes 120 minutes 73     minutes



Compared to the global version of the Ioniq 5, the Indian-spec Ioniq 5 is only offered in a single battery and rear-wheel drive setup. In terms of performance, the Ioniq 5 offers the least promising performance with lowers power and torque output. On the other hand, the EV6 offers better battery capacity, both RWD and AWD setups, more power and better torque. The range on offer is also the highest at 708 km (ARAI).

Coming to the XC40 Recharge, the car is only offered with a dual-motor AWD setup and offers the highest level of power, torque and even the battery pack capacity among the three. Despite such promising specs, the XC40 Recharge offers the least claimed range. It also takes the longest time to charge.

Coming back to the Ioniq 5, despite the smallest battery capacity, the SUV packs a superb range of 600 km. Moreover, with a smaller battery pack, the Ioniq 5 also offers the fastest charging among the three.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Rivals: Feature

KIA EV6 Interior
Features Hyundai Ioniq 5 Volvo XC40 Recharge Kia EV6
Exteriors Parametric pixel LED headlamps & tail lamps, Pop-up flush door handles, Active air flap, Panoramic sunroof. LED lighting, 19-inch alloys and a Panoramic sunroof Dual LED headlamps with adaptive driving beam, Pop-up flush door handles, Single pane sunroof
Interiors Eco-friendly leather upholstery Leather-free upholstery, Partially recycled carpets Vegan leather upholstery
Comfort & Convenience Dual-zone climate control, V2L (Vehicle-To-Load), Powered tailgate, Ventilated front seats, Heated seats all around Dual-zone climate control, Ambient lighting, Powered tailgate, Power adjustable front seats Dual-zone climate control, V2L (Vehicle-To-Load), Powered tailgate, Heated and ventilated front seats
Infotainment 12.3inch integrated dual touchscreen infotainment system, 8-speaker Bose premium sound system 12.3-inch digital driver’s display, 9-inch portrait-oriented infotainment display, 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system Integrated display for dual 12.3-inch screens (instrument cluster and infotainment), 14-speaker Meridian audio system
Safety 6 airbags, ADAS tech, 360-degree camera 6 airbags, ADAS tech, 360-degree camera 8 airbags, ADAS tech, 360-degree camera
Volvo XC40 Recharge Interior
Volvo XC40 Recharge Interior

In the feature game, all three EVs are filled up to the brim with premium features. Each EV adopts a different approach to in-cabin comfort. Both Korean EVs offer more features onboard than the XC40 recharge. There is also an additional Vehicle to Load feature on both Korean EVs that can turn the EV into a power bank. Safety-wise, all three offer top-notch safety, with the EV6 offering as many as 8 airbags onboard.

Checkout: Volvo XC40 Recharge | Everything You Need To Know

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Rivals: Price

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Volvo XC40 Recharge Kia EV6
Price 50 lakh onwards (Expected) 56.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) Rs 59.95 lakh to Rs 64.95 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

While Hyundai is yet to announce the prices of the Ioniq 5, we expect it to start from 50 Lakhs onwards as the EV will be a locally assembled offering. The Volvo XC40 Recharge is also a locally assembled offering and starts from Rs. 56.90 Lakhs, while the EV6 being a CBU, starts at 59.95 Lakhs.

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