In a recently published YouTube video, Canadian car reviewer Motormouth compares the Tesla Model Y — the gold standard for all-electric crossovers, against Hyundai’s answer to it — the IONIQ 5.
Hyundai unveiled the IONIQ 5 electric vehicle (EV) earlier this year in February. It was originally slated to launch earlier but was delayed to winter 2021.
For an even playing field, Motormouth pit the IONIQ 5 AWD Long Range trim against the Model Y Long Range, which is also All-Wheel-Drive.
The Model Y Long Range is equipped with two electric motors that deliver 384 horsepower and features a 75 kWh battery with a rated range of 330 miles (531 km) for the 19-inch Gemini wheels, and 318 miles (511 km) for the 20-inch Induction Wheels.
The IONIQ 5, on the other hand, has a dual-motor setup that can muster 320 horsepower and a 77.4 kWh battery that makes for 256 miles (414 km) of rated range.
As for cost, the Tesla Model Y starts at $54,690 USD in the U.S. and $76,990 CAD in Canada, while the IONIQ 5 starts from $40,925 USD in the U.S. and from $44,999 CAD in Canada (before federal and provincial rebates).
Motormouth goes into detail about everything from handling and road performance to efficiency and charging but made specific note of the IONIQ 5’s quiet cabin and sound-dampening.
The IONIQ 5 is quieter on the road than the Tesla, despite the only noise in both EVs being the sound of the contact between the tires and the asphalt. Hyundai has made a number of very specific design decisions and fitted the IONIQ 5 with components that together do an excellent job of noise reduction.
Check out the video below for the full comparison:
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