Amazing Ride with 1 faulty part
The Ioniq 5 SEL is an amazing car. We absolutely love it. It's quiet, the sound system is great, the screen is easy to navigate, and we love that there are actual buttons for the most used features (heat/AC, fan speed, radio, media). There are few things to know before you buy one though.
1. We bought our Ioniq 5 on May 11, 2022. Less than two weeks later the passenger side door handle stopped retracting into the door and sticks out even when the door is locked. Since not every Hyundai dealership is "Ioniq 5 certified" we have to take it to a neighboring state to have it serviced and to *hopefully* get the door handle fixed. The wait time just to the first appointment is 3 weeks.
2. We bought a RWD Ioniq 5 because you get better mileage on the battery than the AWD and we don't live in a place where it snows that much. The mileage that is advertised is 303 miles on a full charge. That is really only possible if you drive in stop-and-go traffic, the temperature is warm, don't exceed 50 mph and don't use the AC at all. The real world mileage is about 240 -- real world being sometimes we're on a highway and going faster than 50mph and using the AC or at least the fan.
All of that said, we love the car and don't regret buying it. It charges fast, has great acceleration, very smooth ride, and we love the look of it. We were also happy to be getting the $7,500 federal tax credit, which we'll get in April when we do this year's taxes.