Hyundai IONIQ 5 RWD: test real consumption, how much it costs to recharge and cost per 100 km

New test with Hyundai IONIQ 5, the electric crossover that won the World Car of the Year 2022 after EV6, a car based on the same platform, had won the Car of The Year 2022. To be more precise, if these awards count for you , IONIQ 5 at the World Car Awards 2022 swept up prizes, also obtaining the victory in the electric car category and in the one reserved for the best design. In addition, the HDmotori community had elected her the winner in the alternative survey for Car of the Year 2022.

We therefore decided to take it back in hand after several road tests to put it to the whip at the BrianzaRing, the test circuit in real traffic which, being standard for all the electric cars tested, allows us to have a useful result for comparing the different vehicles.

The BrianzaRing (here is the route and the rules of the test) represents only a use case that takes into consideration a mix of motorway, suburban, city and ring road, including gradients. It is therefore useful to have a fixed comparison on the efficiency of the various models, but it does not necessarily return the energy consumption that a user could detect in certain circumstances.

IONIQ 5 rear-wheel drive, with the 72.6 kWh battery, was for example able to record a real average consumption of 13.7 kWh / 100 km in the city (almost 530 km of autonomy), while on the highway confirmed i 23 kWh / 100 km at 120-125 km / h (315 km of autonomy).


The trial version is an IONIQ 5 RWD with a 72.6 kWh battery. Hyundai wanted to give us the version that would have benefited most in a consumption test, precisely because there is only one engine to power, the weight is therefore reduced and this example could exploit even the roof with photovoltaic panels.

The occasion was therefore also that of park your car in the sun for 6 days between testsso as to understand how much would have been the percentage stored with the solar charging. In six days of continuous exposure, the IONIQ 5 stored 5 kWh, about 7% of the battery. The car has always remained connected to the network, automatically managing the energy saving mode, but remaining in “sleep mode” at all times so that it can be activated by the remote control application, used three times during the six days to control its state.

Moving on to the consumption test in real BrianzaRing traffic, the classic three attempts saw a final result (the average) of 14.5 kWh / 100 km with regular traffic. As usual, the route was carried out with a guide within everyone’s reach, trying to take advantage of the recovery in deceleration (“iPedal” mode that approaches driving with a pedal) when possible, but without ever making it the main objective.

Climate control always active and overtaking absolutely allowed, if not mandatory in certain circumstances to maintain the pace and stay within the maximum times for the test.

Below are the data on autonomy and charging costs calculated on the real consumption detected in the test circuit. Rounding up on times and costs:

  • Real autonomy IONIQ 5 RWD 72.6 kWh (217 HP): 501 km
  • How much does a refill cost IONIQ 5 RWD 72.6 kWh: free (PV + BATT)or between € 7.3 and € 27
  • How much they cost 100 km with IONIQ 5? freeor between € 1.5 and € 5.5
  • Charging from home (2.3 kW – 10A): 31 hours
  • Charging from home (3.7 kW – 16A): 20 hours
  • AC charging station (7.4 kW, 32A): 10 hours
  • AC charging station (11 kW, 16A): 6.5 hours
  • DC charging column (350 kW max): 18 minutes (10-80%)

The comparison: how much do they cost today 100 km with a Hyundai Tucson HEV from 230 hp? between € 9.7 and € 10.5 to the consumption declared WLTP (not the real one).

IMPORTANT NOTE: given the fluctuations in the price of energy and the different personal situations, also listening to the feedback from readers, it was decided to propose a double indication on the costs related to full recharging and on the cost per 100 kilometers. In the table we will always keep the fixed and locked price (€ 0.17 / kWh) because the goal is to make the different cars comparable even after months between one test and another. In the paragraph on charging costs and timesinstead, the calculation is performed with a scissor which takes into account various rates, from the most convenient (and blocked) to the best offer in the free market that can be found at the date of writing this test. The offer was found with an online comparator and takes into account the current price of electricity, enormously higher than the average in recent years due to a combination of unfavorable circumstances (war, inflation, etc.).

How much does an IONIQ 5 charge cost to you? To calculate the cost, simply multiply the price of your tariff (in the bill) by the 72.6 kWh of the battery capacity (net of losses). How much does 100 km cost you with the IONIQ 5? Take our consumption result (14.5) and multiply it by the average price available on your bill.

Let us also remember that we are talking about electricity: even in times of peace the difference between those who wasted time choosing a good contract and those who let themselves be convinced by unclear telephone offers was enormous, let alone today. If you are thinking of buying an electric car, and you need to recharge at home, it is obvious that the optimization of the tariff becomes fundamental in terms of consumption and costs, net of unexpected events such as those that have recently harassed those traveling on CNG thinking about saving. and he was faced with absurd figures at the pump.

Furthermore, given that for many it is a realistic option, we will also introduce the indication “free” for those who represent the most virtuous case, the one that (political upheavals aside) Europe seems to want to encourage in the future, the accumulation associated with photovoltaics and the creation of energy communities. Despite a return to coal (temporary) … but are there any changes in sight for the cars?


Is Hyundai IONIQ 5 part of the Italy electric car incentives for 2022? No, the new regulation excludes Hyundai’s electric SUV from state concessions, with and without scrapping. For cars with zero local emissions (in the 0-20 g / km range), the maximum price is € 35,000 + VAT, therefore equal to € 42,700 including VAT.

Hyundai’s price list IONIQ 5 starts from 44,000 € VAT included (€ 44,750 turnkey) for the Progress RWV with 58 kWh battery, the one with the smallest accumulator of the protagonist of today’s test, and therefore automatically excluded from the maximum thresholds chosen yes for favoring cheaper cars, but not always the best in terms of efficiency and electrical technology.

At Hyundai, however, you can choose Kona Electric, the protagonist of a recent restyling, more compact than the IONIQ 5 and among the best in our consumption tests.

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