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Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Ioniq 6: A comparison of their three most significant differences

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Photo Credit: Car And Driver Although not everyone will compare the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 side by side, it's simple to assume they are similar cars due to their similar names. Despite sharing the same platform, the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 have three key variances that could influence your decision.

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Even while it would seem like a no-brainer to draw attention to this discrepancy, it has significant ramifications for both the driving experience and the intended audience. Although both the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 are built on Hyundai's E-GMP platform, which means that most of the weight is distributed very low in the chassis, the Ioniq 5's higher body will inevitably cause a minor rise in the center of gravity. This is generally true for SUVs and crossovers, however a greater center of gravity results in body roll in turns, lessens cornering accuracy, and places additional stress on the suspension parts. Hyundai Ioniq 5 Vs. Ioniq 6 Vs. Ioniq 7: What's the Difference? Photo Credit: MotorTrend

The Ioniq 5 has only marginally superior camping features

Both the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 let customers to choose all-wheel drive. Although the Ioniq lineup's HTRAC AWD system is much more focused on enhancing on-road performance, with 74 kW and 165 kW going to the front and rear axles, respectively, and ABD controlling traction from left to right, it's simple to picture either Ioniq performing admirably in unfavorable terrain. The Ioniq 5 has just 1 cm (0.6 inches) more ground clearance than the Ioniq 6, so neither will be rock crawling any time soon, but a little off-road work shouldn't be too difficult. Both vehicles have 15.4 cm (6.1 inches) of ground clearance. Also Read: Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV 2023 is going to be the best EV from Hyundai

Various vehicles for various buyers at nearly the same cost

The entry-level SE Standard Range trim for the Ioniq 5 costs US$41,450, whereas SE trims with comparable equipment for the Ioniq 6 start at US$45,500. With a range of only 398 km (240 miles) and a single 125 kW motor on the rear axle, the US$41,450 Ioniq 5 is comparatively basic. The Ioniq 5's lower starting price suggests that it is intended for a larger market of SUV customers.

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