What do you look for in your ideal electric vehicle? Are you searching for something with great potential range, power, and performance, or overall comfort? While the choice between EVs was a non-issue a little over ten years ago since so few were available on the market, there has been an influx of fantastic vehicles flooding the streets, and racing at the front of the pack are the Hyundai Ioniq 5, and the Nissan Ariya. Both are highly performing fully-electric SUVs. But which is what you are looking for? Read on and help decide which is best for your lifestyle.
Electric Motor Comparison
Currently, battery technology for most EVs is relatively standardized and limited by contemporary technology that manufacturers can produce. The Hyundai Ioniq and Nissan Ariya have several long-range battery options ranging from 216-304 miles on the Ariya and 220-303 with the Ioniq. This similar range means that it won't be much of a decision between the battery life. So, how do they perform?
Nissan Ariya Electric Motor Options
- 214-hp, Electric Motor
- 238-hp, Electric Motor
- 335-hp, Electric Motor
- 389-hp, Electric Motor
Hyundai Ioniq 5 Electric Motor Options
- 168-hp, Electric Motor
- 225-hp, Electric Motor
- 320-hp, Electric Motor
On average, the Ioniq 5 can tow slightly more weight on its highest-end motor. However, the performance is lacking, and with a smoother, more powerful ride, the Ariya makes it the more attractive option for performance.
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Standard Features And Technology
In our modern generation of high-performance EVs, there are several tech features you can always expect. In the Ioniq 5 and Ariya, they share the following:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Heated Mirrors
- Keyless Entry
- Keyless Start
- Rear End Parking Aid
However, despite their similarities, the Nissan Ariya has some extras that are optional or outright missing from the Hyundai Ioniq 5. These extras include mirror memory profiles for various drivers, interior cargo shades, a heated steering wheel, and a revolutionary heads-up display. Therefore, when you purchase a Nissan Ariya, you get more for your dollar.
Interior Comparison Between the Ariva and Ioniq 5
Both vehicles are relatively spacious, although the Ioniq 5 has slightly more legroom in the back. Drivers and front passengers won't notice much difference, but taller folks will likely enjoy sitting in the back of the Ioniq 5 more than the Ariya. However, the Ioniq 5's interior lacks much polish and feels dated to sit within. Conversely, the Nissan Ariya pushes the envelope and provides an aesthetic that is unique to the Ariya.
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Hyundai Ioniq 5 VS Nissan Ariya Final Comparison
You cannot go wrong with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 or the Nissan Ariya. Both provide excellent range, power, and standard features. Generally, the Ioniq 5 is slightly less expensive than the Ariya, depending on used mileage and choice of trim. So, which is better? The Nissan Ariya is the way to go if you want quality and performance, with a used Ioniq 5 trailing behind, thanks to its inferior build quality and lack of choice electric motor trims.
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