The world is shifting to a new way to drive. And it couldn’t have happened at a better time. The rising gas prices, cost of living, and the housing market are forcing people to pinch pennies and save money where they can. So, when you can cut the cost of fuel in half with hybrid or electric power, it’s hard to resist. So, if you’re thinking of making the switch to a more efficient SUV, we’ve got a comparison of two top options in their class: the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the 2022 Kia EV6.

Exterior Design

For starters, both SUVs look good. The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 looks like it was shot straight out of a video game. With dazzling character lines and a new-age front and rear design, the Ioniq 5 could’ve been dropped inside of a time machine and let out at a dealership in Amherst, NY. Of SUVs, it looks like it’s something we’ve never seen before, and that has its benefits.

On the other hand, the 2022 Kia EV6 brings a different style and appearance. It has an aggressive, aerodynamic design, sleek front end appearance, and attractive rear end. Approaching from the front, you can’t tell if it’s a sports car or a family SUV. And, if you’re looking for that kind of appeal, then the Kia EV6 is sure to fulfill your needs.

But, What’s Inside?

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has a refreshing interior design with an equally roomy passenger and cargo area. The available Vision Roof is a luxurious upgrade and provides a simulated open-air experience. A customizable layout allows you to configure seating and cargo space for the perfect fit. Upgraded seating materials, roomy interior design, and various comfort-enhancing features make the Ioniq 5 a great choice in Amherst, NY.

Ambient lighting, increased rear seat and leg room, and expansive storage space gives you and your passengers more breathing room. The Meridian Premium Audio system includes a subwoofer and an external amplifier that makes you feel like you’re front row at the concert. And, since you’re making the environment a better place by going hybrid, the EV6 reinforces that with its interior construction. Certain interior design elements are made from more than 100 recycled PET bottles and available vegan leather upholstery.


The Ioniq 5 is one of the fastest charging vehicles. When using an 800V ultra-fast charger, you’ll have a 68-mile driving range with a five-minute charge. And, when your battery reaches a full charge, you can drive for 303 miles before you need a recharge. And regenerative braking enables your battery to recharge when applying brake pressure during your commute. The Ioniq 5 still has a bit of kick to it as well. The AWD version gives you a max of 320 horsepower and 446 lb.-ft. of torque. Not bad for an SUV in Amherst, NY.

The EV6 provides fast charging with an 800V charging port. In just 18 minutes, you’ll have a 217-mile driving range. So, sorry, you can’t binge any of your favorite shows while this SUV is charging. It’ll be done before you know it. The RWD version will give you an EPA-estimated 310 all-electric driving range. But, if you’re looking for power, you’re better off with the Ioniq 5. The EV6 has a max horsepower of 320.


Augmented reality features project vital information onto your windshield. The navigation system has video-game-like arrows pointing you in the right direction with your speed listed below. Wireless charging, smartphone integration, and an array of safety features enhance your driving experience inside the Ioniq 5.

There are dual-panoramic 12.3-inch screens available in the EV6. It also boasts the same augmented reality Head-Up display as the Ioniq 5, available temperature-controlled seats, and a remote start option with cabin preconditioning. There’s also an onboard generator to provide power for you and your friends or family during camping trips or tailgating events.

Which One Will You Choose?

So, with all things said, which SUV will you choose? Both are great options, but one could better suit your driving style. You can check out our inventory of hybrid and electric vehicles and stop by for a test drive. We’d love to see what you think of the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the 2022 Kia EV6.

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