NEW Hyundai Ioniq 5 Review: Tesla FINALLY Meets Its Match? | 4K

Rory's back with a review of the new Hyundai Ioniq 5, an electric car with quirky looks, loads of space inside and some of the most clever tech you'll find on any vehicle. Is it a Tesla killer?

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  1. Josh Bacon

    Josh BaconPřed 27 minutami

    3:40 - The main reason for the reduced capacity of the front boot on four-wheel-drive versions of the Ioniq 5 is because most of the space underneath is taken up by the front motor. That’s why rear-wheel-drive only versions have a bigger front boot than the four-wheel-drives, as they have no front motor taking up space.

  2. Tawing dela Rama

    Tawing dela RamaPřed 6 hodinami

    I want one

  3. Dukens Saint Vil

    Dukens Saint VilPřed 9 hodinami

    Hyundai doing big things With genesis also

  4. Sebastian Denenfeld

    Sebastian DenenfeldPřed 13 hodinami

    Great Style ! Love it !

  5. Jsm A Gamer

    Jsm A GamerPřed 15 hodinami

    What are you going to do do when hydrogen batterie come out ? no more wire to charge ? no more waiting time just fill it up and go ! lol

  6. Goose McHonkington

    Goose McHonkingtonPřed 17 hodinami

    This is the only Hyundai car I have ever wanted

  7. chris huntly

    chris huntlyPřed dnem

    Though already testing the N version of this car

  8. Dovie170986

    Dovie170986Před 2 dny

    Solar 1 is available in uk it comes in 4 wheel drive i work at hyundai 🤦‍♂️

  9. Andrew Dobbin

    Andrew DobbinPřed 2 dny

    I just want a small cheap hatchback. I don't need an SUV whether gas or ev and its way way outside my price range. Gas is still the only ones in my price range.

  10. Vernon Hampton

    Vernon HamptonPřed 2 dny

    Rory, you NEVER cease to amaze me with your videos!

  11. Rene

    RenePřed 2 dny

    Maybe on video looks nice. But when I saw it live.. It is like some bad Quality Chinese toy. To bad..

  12. Fvree

    FvreePřed 3 dny

    Go Hyundai!

  13. Mike

    MikePřed 3 dny

    Hyundai has a winner with this one! I love it!

  14. MrManny

    MrMannyPřed 3 dny

    This ioniq 5 looks very sexy. Other hyundai looks ugly and trying too hard. Sorry Elantra, we talk about you.

  15. Blue Dot

    Blue DotPřed 3 dny

    i wish Hyundai could bring it here in Las Vegas where the sun shine is always excited to shine!

  16. Anyoldion

    AnyoldionPřed 3 dny

    The problem with that auto-parking feature is the cars on either side, whose owners are now stuffed by the kn*b who has parked too close for them to open their doors. You just can't do that to people unless you know for a fact that they can deal with it.

  17. Michael Griffiths

    Michael GriffithsPřed 4 dny

    These reviews are spot on. Zero waffle, very factual and a great presenter with a great sense of humour. He catches me off guard with his little comments and jokes that make me actually laugh. Well done to the team involved keep it up!

  18. Syed Mirage Faredie

    Syed Mirage FarediePřed 4 dny

    Kill Tesla. Hyundai is a sensible car company of South Korea who have challenged Japanese dominance. I think most of their vehicles are successful.

  19. Paul Bossky

    Paul BosskyPřed 5 dny

    Why are you destroying trees? It wasn't funny.

  20. Google User

    Google UserPřed 5 dny

    "Maybe if you're stuck for hours waiting to charge it the reclining seats will be useful." That or check into a hotel. The future of motoring.

  21. Norbert Hajas

    Norbert HajasPřed 5 dny

    what's with that shitty diagonal line though???

  22. Duncan Idaho

    Duncan IdahoPřed 5 dny

    How good is Rory? This good.

  23. UteZ

    UteZPřed 6 dny

    I'm interested in this because there's no stupid center console divide that prevents you from sliding across between the front seats like all other cars.

  24. Tony Martin

    Tony MartinPřed 6 dny

    Sadly, it is no longer coming the the US in 2021.

  25. Art Cole

    Art ColePřed 6 dny

    It's pronounced HUN-DAY, like SUNDAY. Not hi-un-day. It's a Korean word and you don't use phonics to pronounce it. Think, "the Y is silent". Thanks and great review Rory.

  26. MaloMusic

    MaloMusicPřed 6 dny

    Another crossover.... pfff I WANT BIGGG (is it just me?)

  27. Keking

    KekingPřed 7 dny

    Wow what a car

  28. Quantumese Boy

    Quantumese BoyPřed 7 dny

    Koreans are busy trying to get into luxury market, what is your answer to ID3??

  29. M Stelios

    M SteliosPřed 7 dny

    Looks like a Delorean? lol more like a Golf

  30. Pinocchio

    PinocchioPřed 8 dny

    If consumers have been smarter in the past we would have all this 10 years ago

  31. Christian Højgaard

    Christian HøjgaardPřed 8 dny

    But surely there must be some niggles? He doesn't mention anything, though.

  32. Nick Ligon

    Nick LigonPřed 8 dny

    I don't want to watch anyone else give vehicle reviews. This guy is amazing!

  33. Mike Taylor

    Mike TaylorPřed 8 dny

    Horrendous looking though!!

  34. valleysofneptune

    valleysofneptunePřed 8 dny

    Nope, still can't charge from my 2nd floor flat. Infrastructure is dire still

  35. Larry Chats

    Larry ChatsPřed 8 dny

    It’s a nice car, but this isn’t even TOUCHING Tesla lmao

  36. 99SamIAm99

    99SamIAm99Před 3 dny

    @Larry Chats "Price" I haven't seen prices yet, but I'm fairly certain that this vehicle will be less than a comparable Tesla. This really should be compared with the model X which tops up around $120,000 CAN. I suspect the top Ioniq 5 will be $70,000 for a top of the line model. "Speed" Not interested. "Turn radius" Really? In your top three? What about build quality? How about having real buttons? How about looks? Teslas REALLY aged poorly.

  37. Larry Chats

    Larry ChatsPřed 4 dny

    @99SamIAm99 I mean to me in every aspect. Price, Speed, Turn radius, & don’t even get me started on AI lol

  38. 99SamIAm99

    99SamIAm99Před 4 dny

    Larry Chats "It’s a nice car, but this isn’t even TOUCHING Tesla lmao" In what way? Personally, as much as I like Tesla, having no physical buttons in the car for simple, everyday things is a deal breaker.

  39. Jacqui Orme

    Jacqui OrmePřed 8 dny

    Love the review but it's a shame it's out of date already unless UK is not getting cameras in each side instead or wing mirrors also watching reviews from korean English speaking youtubers there's a new use for Lane departure system apparently, when on a highway all you gave to do is indicate (I know some drivers might have to remember where the stick is lol) it actually changes lane for you.

  40. Dom Flood

    Dom FloodPřed 8 dny

    i mean yeah its awesome deffo a tesla rival but its basically the same price...

  41. Olsen Daniel

    Olsen DanielPřed 9 dny

    Hehe the car is from Norway🇳🇴

  42. monsoon888

    monsoon888Před 9 dny

    I know everyone seems to love the look and I like the look of the back and the front but I really don't like how it looks from the side. If it didn't have all those extra cuts/slashes on the side I really think this would perfect. Either way, it is definitely worth a test drive due to everything else it seems to have going for it.

  43. Alan Campbell

    Alan CampbellPřed 9 dny

    Great parking feature, squeeze it in and the person you park next to can't get in. Good thinking if you own a bodywork shop specialising in car park dings 🙂

  44. neohimself

    neohimselfPřed 9 dny

    No guys, Tesla doesnt meet its match. All the others sell EV´s (a really good one in this case), Tesla sells the whole system. Great car, great infrastructure, great software. Like buying the future.

  45. Look East

    Look EastPřed 9 dny

    Great for delivering milk in the early hours!

  46. clip marie

    clip mariePřed 9 dny

    It's 2021. It's been long enough and the cars have been good enough that you lot learn how to say Hyundai properly.

  47. fotoloco

    fotolocoPřed 10 dny

    Thank you for the review! It would be great to add / translate the information in kilometers for the rare countries that use km instead of miles...

  48. hyperspaced77

    hyperspaced77Před 10 dny

    I love the looks of this car. I think it would look even better in white. The solar roof is a nice addition too. Imagine having parked your car in your workplace's parking lot for 8-10 hours under the Greek scorching sun. Even if you harvest 1-2 Km of range every hour, this can amount to 10-20 free Km a day! Infotainment system though is nowhere near Tesla I'm afraid :(

  49. 99SamIAm99

    99SamIAm99Před 4 dny

    hyperspaced77 "I love the looks of this car. I think it would look even better in white." I ordered one in white. It was the only Canadian option for those light seats. I happen to like that blue better.

  50. John Smith

    John SmithPřed 10 dny

    I would buy one of these although not with a solar roof. When they appear I will buy one.


    PlNKUHOSHIPřed 10 dny

    1:47 "Really responsive" I can literally see it lagging as you scroll left and right on the screen.

  52. Shannon

    ShannonPřed 11 dny

    Glossed over the self driving feature as if it didn't matter, which means it sucks. Only showed us a "self parking" job that was so simple that it was downright unnecessary and would probably take longer to use the "self parking" than to do it myself? Come on. If they're limited or aren't very good, show me that too. It's supposed to be a review, not a sales pitch. In either case, looks like a very good job by Hyundai for most of what was actually detailed - except for how UGLY it is.

  53. DJI Drone Travel

    DJI Drone TravelPřed 11 dny

    amazing car 😍

  54. Taylor Anderson

    Taylor AndersonPřed 11 dny

    Can't imagine trying to take a nap with that seat reclined and the head restraint pushing my head so far forward like many cars today. It's like forward head posture has become normal.

  55. 99SamIAm99

    99SamIAm99Před 4 dny

    Taylor Anderson "It's like forward head posture has become normal." I've got a Kia Sportage. It has the same kind of head rest. If you think about getting in a crash, you don't want your head to be too far from the headrest. So I get why they did this. But it can be annoying. Try drinking the last bit from a water bottle with that thing.

  56. junejuly animations

    junejuly animationsPřed 11 dny

    If there's a reason to buy an electric car, this is it.

  57. AK 565

    AK 565Před 11 dny

    "Privacy with your passenger" ... I like how you think.

  58. Stephen Henion

    Stephen HenionPřed 11 dny

    Recently purchased the Hyundai Elantra. This company is so impressive with their scope of design and engineering!! Very happy that we did!👍👍👍

  59. Kamil Kopryk

    Kamil KoprykPřed 11 dny


  60. Orangeman

    OrangemanPřed 12 dny

    Looks good in that colour but other colours I find all that grey/silver plastic just draws my attention and I hate it. Overall seems like a great EV. Some of the gadgetry I could live without such as electric rear seats (save the weight & more stuff to go wrong out of warranty) and I don't like the displays which just look a bit cheap, bland looking. Currently I get 5.4 miles/kwh from a 120AH i3, I'd like to see that improved, although of course the i3 is lighter than still the majority of EV's so with a large battery in the Ioniq there's that weight penalty but if it can get 5miles/kwh that's good I think.

  61. Matt Butcher

    Matt ButcherPřed 12 dny

    Are all the braking options that were mentioned (including auto) available on the base SE connect model?

  62. Chelaru Cristian

    Chelaru CristianPřed 12 dny

    don't be a hypocrite please, you go with the Golf R that you praised so have no opinion on your own

  63. robert atkins

    robert atkinsPřed 12 dny

    loooks like pretty good car but most evs are compared to teslas for a reason, when all the other ev s are being compared to this car or hyundai,s then they'll know they have a good car

  64. edgars džeriņš

    edgars džeriņšPřed 12 dny

    Hyndai Ioniq 5 (also respective Kia GT) looks better than BMW electric cars! Even most ICE BMWs. And certainly more reliable!

  65. a h

    a hPřed 12 dny

    Rather than a recliner, what I think would have been clutch for an EV is having the steering wheel retract and a fold out table so you can eat or use a laptop comfortably. Grabbing lunch and then going to a recharge station is something I would definitely do.

  66. Coben Black

    Coben BlackPřed 12 dny

    I feel like my grandad. As someone who only buys cars once they get down the depreciation chain a lot I look at all these gadgets and think that’s awesome. I wonder how much it’s going to cost to fix when it breaks? 😂

  67. Richard Turton

    Richard TurtonPřed 8 dny

    Too many "bells and whistles" to go wrong.

  68. Chris Malan

    Chris MalanPřed 12 dny

    The sleeping feature is for when the battery recharges. You'll need it.

  69. 99SamIAm99

    99SamIAm99Před 4 dny

    Chris Malan "The sleeping feature is for when the battery recharges. You'll need it." 10 to 80% in 18 minutes?

  70. Harry Mclean

    Harry McleanPřed 13 dny

    Somehow they have made the Austin Meastro styling look cool. How? Lol

  71. Ford

    FordPřed 13 dny

    The exterior is just damn awesome!

  72. Rainer Eisenbach

    Rainer EisenbachPřed 13 dny

    Great vid,superbly presented and the Ioniq is certainly a great electric car. But it is also a big car and its width can be very awkward with your standard garage and in narrow parking garages and some European town centres. It seems to me better suited for the American market.

  73. Bendik Rødseth

    Bendik RødsethPřed 13 dny

    Look! it has brunost-signs!

  74. Jos Rehli

    Jos RehliPřed 13 dny

    Great review, love the car. Time to upgrade from my Kia Soul EV…

  75. Clement Siby

    Clement SibyPřed 14 dny

    I think you have a particular passenger in mind eh?

  76. G Moran

    G MoranPřed 14 dny

    That UI blows the ID3/4 totally out of the water.

  77. Mingmong Sinkscum Artichoke

    Mingmong Sinkscum ArtichokePřed 14 dny

    Just picked mine up yesterday. Everything he says is true. Such a great car. Such a good drive. Sitting in the driving seat is comfortable and a great position. One thing not mentioned is the reclining and sliding rear seats

  78. Mingmong Sinkscum Artichoke

    Mingmong Sinkscum ArtichokePřed 10 dny

    @Chris Gomez I got a stock model so didn't go for any options. The sound system is pretty decent though. Not sure what upgrades are available in the UK models.

  79. Chris Gomez

    Chris GomezPřed 10 dny

    How is the sound system. Did they give you option in the stereo dept?

  80. Greg Dee

    Greg DeePřed 14 dny

    BMW 540i from 1998 had reclining seats like that.... lighting and stereo... Mobile living room..

  81. Carl Stringer

    Carl StringerPřed 14 dny

    Got to admit this is a nice car Ticks every box And I'm not an electric car fan

  82. Diego Martin Martin Diego

    Diego Martin Martin DiegoPřed 14 dny

    Vandalized by El zorro . Excelente . Love the car

  83. OptimalTuber

    OptimalTuberPřed 14 dny

    You look like a fly in the milk in that car 😀 😀 😀

  84. Robert Miller

    Robert MillerPřed 14 dny

    Reviewer is too notch

  85. gr4yw4rd3n

    gr4yw4rd3nPřed 14 dny

    Bro, somebody dent your side door. Ow sorry, my bad... :D

  86. תוגאן חטיב

    תוגאן חטיבPřed 14 dny

    That was a long ad!

  87. Bill Green

    Bill GreenPřed 15 dny

    Which is great but it is still around £40k. I keep being told that EVs are CLEARLY cheaper to run than ICE. However if it is so obvious why is the way to get people to switch compulsion.

  88. Dhrubajyoti Kumar Ghosh

    Dhrubajyoti Kumar GhoshPřed 15 dny

    It’s resembles somewhat to that of a BYD EV hatchback which is popular in Singapore.


    TeeBOY TSHEPOPřed 15 dny

    This car is awesome

  90. Sobano S

    Sobano SPřed 15 dny

    You are driving on the wrong side of the road.

  91. Teisha Shojgreen

    Teisha ShojgreenPřed 15 dny

    Can you review the Hyundai kona

  92. Corrado

    CorradoPřed 15 dny

    I tought it was lancia delta this one .great design

  93. Dongsa

    DongsaPřed 15 dny

    Come on UK, it's not "Hi-yoon-die" jesus christ. Take a moment to try just a little bit. If you can hear it, you can say it.

  94. Adnan Jusic

    Adnan JusicPřed 15 dny

    Looks awesome outside.. not soo much inside. Better car than tesla m3 ;)

  95. K E

    K EPřed 15 dny

    Alfa RZ

  96. harper21221

    harper21221Před 15 dny


  97. Harry Axe

    Harry AxePřed 15 dny

    Are you testing this car, or selling them?

  98. Cy Berista

    Cy BeristaPřed 15 dny

    If you squint it looks like an Allegro. Good luck trying to unsee that! :)

  99. Silver Paladin

    Silver PaladinPřed 15 dny

    That would be Hyundai said like Sunday. so Hunday lol.

  100. Steve Hayward

    Steve HaywardPřed 15 dny

    Not in the same league as Tesla

  101. Mike Gipson

    Mike GipsonPřed 15 dny

    Lancia Delta Integrale on steroids - mind Giugiaro designed both... :) Great car and great review :)

  102. bernvall

    bernvallPřed 15 dny

    It’s between this and the Cupra Born for me (even though it’s not out yet) so I can’t really compare them yet. This however might beat it!

  103. Callum Talulah

    Callum TalulahPřed 16 dny

    A reclining seat what can it be used for ummmm hahahahahahaha

  104. Pontus Ödqvist

    Pontus ÖdqvistPřed 16 dny

    Great video. One thing though which, in my opinion, is an important one. How does it connect with your cellphone? Both Apple Carplay and Android Auto of course. That is features you run everyday wether it is Spotify (Tidal perhaps), listening to pods or making phone calls. Does it work properly?

  105. Puro

    PuroPřed 16 dny

    Farther, you can make it go even farther.

  106. FiveCylinder Perfection

    FiveCylinder PerfectionPřed 16 dny

    The parking feature for tight spaces will most likely end up with the owners of the other cars denting your door because you squeezed your Ioniq 5 in so close. Good if you return to your car before they do though.

  107. Ninaa Kari

    Ninaa KariPřed 16 dny

    Does it have fart sound option for turn signals?

  108. Ashley Byram

    Ashley ByramPřed 16 dny

    does no one remember when renault had the exact same idea for the centre console in the gen 2 scenics?

  109. Alexander Jokkmok

    Alexander JokkmokPřed 17 dny

    Oh man I love this review. DeLorean/Ioniq5 yes that's the thing 👍🙂👍.