MOTORING: Hyundai IONIQ 5 named Top Pick by

Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 has been named the Top Pick: EV Family by The Top Pick is a new award that showcases the best EV in four categories: Luxury, Family, Value and Commuting. The Top Picks will be featured in’s Guide for the EV Curious.

“IONIQ 5 has all the attributes that families like and need,” said Ricky Lao, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor North America. “The spacious interior, ultra-fast charging and Vehicle to Load two-way on-board charger make IONIQ 5 it a smart choice for busy families that want a eco-friendly vehicle.” Top Picks are the recommendations from’s editors based on initial hands-on testing and automaker specifications.

“’s Top Pick: Family EV, the 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5, boasts a roomy interior to hold all the things parents need when traveling short and long distances with children,” said Jenni Newman,’s editor in chief. “The sizable backseat slides forward and back — giving owners plenty of flexibility whether they’re hauling bulky items in the cargo area or bulky car seats in the backseat. The top trim level, the IONIQ 5 Limited, pampers parents with built-in sunshades and a retractable sunshade for its panoramic moonroof. The IONIQ 5’s relaxed, composed ride on the highway stands out as many EVs have quirky ride quality; this gives the Hyundai nearly equal footing with many traditional gas-powered family SUVs. For families interested in joining the EV club, the 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 should be at the top of their list.”

With IONIQ 5’s cutting-edge Vehicle to Load technology serving as a charger on wheels, drivers can now power their electrical devices and certain appliances as seen here in Irvine, Calif., on May 24, 2021. This feature could also be used to provide power to appliances in homes during outages and even charge other EVs.



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