How the Hyundai Ioniq 5 compares to other electric vehicles available in Ontario.

Our Review of the Hyundai Ioniq 5May 17, 2022

With the surge in gas prices, it is no wonder car shoppers are giving the electric vehicle (EV) market a second look. Many are beginning to discover that along with its fuel cost savings, a decent auto insurance discount is also included. The main drive in the decrease in cost is that many auto insurance companies provide these lower premiums to clean vehicles driving on Ontario roads. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is one vehicle that meets these standards to receive such benefits. Let us review the advantages of owning an EV vehicle, as well as the notable features found in the Hyundai Ioniq 5. 

Hyundai Ioniq 5 – Features

The first thing drivers will notice about the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is its stylish design. It fits right into the ‘20s. It comes in six different colors, from Phantom Black to Fiery Red. Drivers can select LED headlights and running light options for added visibility. Taillights also have an option to upgrade to LED. In addition to visibility, its aerodynamic design and mesh grill adjusts to driving conditions, thereby allowing the engine to self-cool in stop-and-go conditions to provide a better fuel economy. 

Even without the leather interior or 17” wheel upgrade, your Hyundai will have you driving in style. Vehicle owners will have heated front seats and Bluetooth and iPod connectivity. Your visual audio system has MP3 capability with six speakers and an 8” display. The screen contains a rear-view camera that aids you in the nerve-wracking task of backing. With this tool, you can pull into that tight spot and look like a pro. 

Other standard features you can find on the Hyundai Ioniq 5 include the following:

  • Power windows/door locks
  • Rearview camera
  • Front console with cupholders
  • Hill start assist
  • Cruise control
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Heated-power mirrors

Upgrades you can find for the Ioniq 5 include the following:

  • 17” aluminum-alloy wheels
  • LED headlights/taillights 
  • Adjustable mirrors (electric folding in)
  • Puddle lamps
  • Chrome door handles
  • Leather seats/power seats
  • Rear seat with cup holder
  • Heated rear seats
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Screen upgrade to 10.25”
  • Audio upgrade to 8 speakers AM/FM Sirius Harman Kardon Premium
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Hyundai Ioniq 5 – Tech Specs

The Ioniq Hybrid features a 1.6L engine size compared to the 1.3L Prius, with a lower sticker price. Being an advanced smart vehicle, the Ioniq senses how you will drive based on its internal navigation system. This feature helps manage your fuel and battery usage based on projected data along the planned route. The engine also has the ability to switch between its electric motor and gasoline engine, therefore maximizing its efficiency. 

Fuel economy is always the primary benefit of owning a hybrid vehicle. The Ioniq is no exception. Rated one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in Canada, this electric hybrid receives 1138km between refuels compared to the 933km of the 2022 Toyota Prius. By giving you 4.0L per 100km, Ioniq has the best fuel economy ratio for 2022 in Canada.

Hyundai Ionic 5 – Performance

When you get behind the wheel, you want your drive to be safe. In fact, you may even base your choice of vehicle on its safety performance. The Hyundai Ionic is constructed of what is known as SUPERSTRUCTURE™. This is Hyundai’s specialized and advanced high-strength steel that delivers strength and rigidity. Their trademarked product redirects impact from the vehicle, thereby keeping occupants safe. Other features that help protect drivers and occupants are:

  • Lane Keeping Assist – If you drift outside your lane without signaling, you will get an audible and visual warning. If you do not react, the vehicle will automatically correct itself and steer you back into the lane.
  • Driver Attention Warning – If your vehicle detects you are tired, it will give you an audible warning to alert you.
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance – This feature will apply brakes if it detects a potential accident with another vehicle or pedestrian. 
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System – Always know the tire pressure of each of your tires with a dash readout and warnings when it becomes low. 

In many cases, your dash is your friend. You will receive visual and audible alerts warning you of potential hazards. And as always, these are the basic features of the Ionic. When you choose to upgrade your vehicle, you can elect to include Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, which helps you stay in your lane with warnings and Highway Driving Assist, which keeps you a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you at highway speeds.

Benefits of Purchasing an Electronic Vehicle

Fuel economy is always a primary benefit of purchasing an electronic vehicle. However, did you know that you can save up to $5000 toward your electronic vehicle purchase through the federal government’s Zero Emission Vehicle Program? If your desired vehicle is on the list, you may qualify for the savings. Another savings option for Ontario is through Plug and Drive. This is for a trade-in of a used electric vehicle or a gas vehicle for an electric vehicle purchase, where savings is usually at $1000.

Duliban Insurance for an EV

When you own an Electric Vehicle, you can save on your car insurance. Duliban Insurance Brokers has partnered with the Electric Vehicle Society of Ontario to provide a group insurance rate for electric vehicle owners for residents of Ontario. All hybrid vehicles qualify for this discount. As an added bonus, you can save up to 35%* when adding to your home insurance. 

Even when you purchase an EV, you are required to carry auto insurance. Let our agents at Duliban Insurance assist you in finding the best auto policy for your electronic vehicle. Contact us today for a free quote. 

* This discount is subject to becoming a member of the Electric Vehicle Society of Ontario. Prices provided on the phone are based on membership. We can provide documentation to sign up for membership to receive discounts.

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