Can’t decide between the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ford Mustang Mach-E? That’s understandable. Both crossover EVs blend emissions-free performance with exhilarating speed. Inside, they’re also very luxurious, with a wide range of upscale creature comforts. Before you choose yours, however, you should know how these crossover EVs differ. Let’s take a closer look.
Hyundai actually has yet to announce the official MSRP for its all-new Ioniq 5. However, estimates of about $38,000 suggest that it’s a better deal than the Mustang Mach-E, which starts at $42,895.
Although Hyundai sells a hatchback with a similar name, the Ioniq 5 is actually a midsize crossover with a surprisingly luxurious cabin. Heated front seats are standard, and options like leather upholstery and a panoramic sunroof add style. And don’t forget that you’ll enjoy the Ioniq 5’s rich interior comfort at a lower price!
The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E was also designed with luxury in mind. Inside, you’ll find faux leather upholstery and spacious, supportive seating. Like a Tesla, the Mustang Mach-E has an optional, fixed-glass panoramic roof. However, the Mustang Mach-E doesn’t offer genuine leather upholstery, a feature that most drivers want in a luxury cruiser.
Like its namesake, Ford’s classic pony car, the Mustang Mach-E was built for speed. Performance varies according to which trim model and battery (standard or extended range) you select. For blistering acceleration, check out the GT Performance Edition, which is wired to supply 480 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque.
You should note, however, that the Mustang Mach-E battery range varies quite a bit from model to model. For example, the base Select model with all-wheel drive has a 211-mile range, while the California Route 1 clocks in at 305 miles, the line’s best option.
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 powertrain options are much more straightforward. This crossover EV isn’t a muscle car, but it does deliver smooth, powerful acceleration with its standard 77.4 kWh battery. The standard powertrain supplies the equivalent of 225 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel-drive Ioniq 5 models feature dual motors, boosting speed with a total of 320 horses and 446 pound-feet of torque.
The EPA hasn’t rated the Ioniq 5 just yet, but Hyundai says that standard, rear-wheel-drive models will have a range of about 300 miles.
Want a worry-free drive? Hyundai’s excellent warranty coverage will help you get there. If something unexpected goes wrong, bring your 2022 Ioniq 5 to the dealership for expert diagnosis and repair.
By comparison, Ford’s warranty coverage doesn’t last nearly as long.
The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E’s main draw is its emissions-free muscle car performance. However, if you want to save money on a family-friendly, luxurious EV, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 does a better job of delivering the goods.