Hyundai Ioniq 5 wins 2023 Best Electric Vehicle award in US

Updated Feb 14, 2023 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It bested the Ford F-150 Lightning and Chevrolet Bolt EV.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been named the 2023 Best Electric Vehicle in the United States.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 front view

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Giving the said accolade is, an automotive media outlet that was launched in 1998. The 2023 Best Electric Vehicle award reflects the Ioniq 5’s impressive offerings for those who are in the market for an electric vehicle (EV).

“During a time when many consumers are contemplating their first electric vehicle, Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 checks all the boxes,” said Hyundai Motor North America Product Planning Director Ricky Lao.

In the report by, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is an ideal choice for first-time EV owners as it doesn’t require a “steep learning curve.” Thanks to Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the Korean EV is capable of offering more interior space and optimized performance.

Speaking of performance, the Ioniq 5 is reported to come with an estimated EV range of 354 km to 488 km. The editorial team tested the all-wheel-drive Ioniq 5 Limited, giving them a zero to 100 km/h acceleration time of 4.72 seconds.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 interior view

The editorial team commended the Ioniq 5's cabin space

Using a 350kW DC fast charger, the EV can charge from 18 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. It also offers vehicle-to-load (V2L) capability, allowing the vehicle to power small appliances, devices, and other EVs on the go.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 bested other finalists including the Ford F-150 Lightning and Chevrolet Bolt EV.

“Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 stands out as a well-rounded all-electric SUV, which is why it’s’s Best Electric Vehicle of 2023,” said Editor-in-Chief Jenni Newman.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been receiving a lot of awards since its introduction in 2021. One of the most recent ones is winning the 2023-2023 Import Car of the Year in Japan, making the Ioniq 5 the first Korean car awardee at the Japan Car of the Year (JCOTY).

Hyundai Ioniq 5 rear view

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is an award-winning electric crossover

With all the positive reviews, the arrival of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 in the Philippine market becomes more exciting. Hyundai Motor Philippines, Inc. (HMPH) is offering the award-winning EV in two variants. The Ioniq 5 Standard Range trim retails at Php 3,068,000 while the Long Range variant is priced at Php 3,698,000. 

Previously, HMPH announced that the 2023 Ioniq 5 comes with a 5-year or 200,000 km (whichever comes first) warranty. It is also offered with an 8-year or 160,000 km battery warranty as well as a 5-year or 75,000 km free maintenance package.  

HMPH added that the first batch of the Ioniq 5 EV is set to arrive this February while reservation for the 2023 Ioniq 5 is currently ongoing.

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Know more about Hyundai Ioniq 5 2024

Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Ioniq 5 is a fully-electric compact crossover SUV. For the Philippine market, it has two variants: The Long Range 2WD, and the entry-level Standard Range 2WD. These are available for Php 3,698,000 and Php 3,068,000 respectively. 

When it comes to size, the Ioniq 5 is 4,635mm long. It also has a width of 1,890mm, and a height of 1,605mm. It then has a wheelbase length of 3,000mm. 

Powering the Ioniq 5 Long Range is a 72.6 kWh battery. The Standard Range variant meanwhile, gets a 58 kWh battery. Both use a permanent magnet synchronous motor. On the Long Range Variant, it can make up to 214 horsepower and 653 Nm of torque. The Standard Range meanwhile, can produce up to 167 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque.  

For both variants, the engine output is then managed by an E-Shift transmission sending power to the rear wheels.  

As per their names, these two trims also get different ranges. The Long Range variant is capable of travelling up to 451 km in a single change, while the entry level trim meanwhile, provides 384 km of range.  

Locally, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is set to compete against the upcoming Kia EV6.  

₱ 3,068,000 - ₱ 3,698,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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