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Compare the2022 BMW iXVS 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

2022 BMW iX
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

Safety

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The iX’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Ioniq 5 doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

The BMW iX has standard driver and front passenger side knee airbags mounted low on the dashboard. These airbags helps prevent the driver and front passenger from sliding under their seatbelts or the main frontal airbags; this keeps them better positioned during a collision for maximum protection. Knee airbags also help keep the legs from striking the dashboard, preventing knee and leg injuries in the case of a serious frontal collision. The Ioniq 5 doesn’t offer knee airbags.

The iX’s standard pretensioning seatbelts also sense rear collisions and remove slack from the front seatbelts to help protect the occupants from whiplash and other injuries. The Ioniq 5 doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The iX has a standard PostCrash iBrake, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The Ioniq 5 doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive is standard on the iX. But it costs extra on the Ioniq 5.

Both the iX and the Ioniq 5 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning, driver alert monitors and available around view monitors.

The BMW iX weighs 1195 to 1569 pounds more than the Hyundai Ioniq 5. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty

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The iX’s corrosion warranty is 5 years longer than the Ioniq 5’s (12 vs. 7 years).

Engine

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The iX has more powerful engines than the Ioniq 5:

Horsepower

Torque

iX xDrive50 electric motors

516 HP

564 lbs.-ft.

iX M60 electric motors

610 HP

811 lbs.-ft.

Ioniq 5 Standard Range electric motor

167 HP

258 lbs.-ft.

Ioniq 5 Long Range electric motor

225 HP

258 lbs.-ft.

Ioniq 5 electric motors

320 HP

446 lbs.-ft.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the iX has better range than the Ioniq 5:

Range

iX

AWD

xDrive50i 20” Wheels Electric Motors

324 miles

xDrive50i 22” Wheels Electric Motors

315 miles

xDrive50i 21” Wheels Electric Motors

305 miles

Ioniq 5

RWD

Long Range Electric Motor

303 miles

Standard Range Electric Motor

220 miles

AWD

Long Range Electric Motors

256 miles

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the iX’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Ioniq 5:

iX

Ioniq 5

Front Rotors

13.7 inches

12.8 inches

Rear Rotors

13.6 inches

12.8 inches

The iX’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Ioniq 5 are solid, not vented.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the iX’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Ioniq 5 (275/40R22 vs. 255/45R20).

The iX’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Ioniq 5 Limited AWD’s 45 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the iX has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 19-inch wheels are standard on the Ioniq 5. The iX’s optional 22-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels on the Ioniq 5 Limited AWD.

Suspension and Handling

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The iX offers an available driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads or off-road. The Ioniq 5’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

The iX has a standard automatic front and rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The iX’s height leveling suspension allows the driver to raise ride height for better off-road clearance and then lower it again for easier entering and exiting and better on-road handling. The Ioniq 5 doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the iX is 1.6 inches wider in the front and 2.4 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Ioniq 5.

For greater off-road capability the iX has a 2.7 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Ioniq 5 (8.8 vs. 6.1 inches), allowing the iX to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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The design of the BMW iX amounts to more than styling. The iX has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .25 Cd. That is significantly lower than the Ioniq 5 (.288) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the iX get better fuel mileage.

Passenger Space

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The iX has 1.7 inches more front headroom, 3.8 inches more front shoulder room, .8 inches more rear headroom and .6 inches more rear shoulder room than the Ioniq 5.

Cargo Capacity

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The iX has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Ioniq 5 with its rear seat up (35.5 vs. 28.1 cubic feet). The iX has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Ioniq 5 with its rear seat folded (77.9 vs. 60.2 cubic feet).

The iX’s cargo area is larger than the Ioniq 5’s in almost every dimension:

iX

Ioniq 5

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

41”/75”

38.8”/73.5”

Max Width

43.8”

49.2”

Min Width

43.8”

41”

Height

31.6”

29”

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the iX’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Ioniq 5 doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

Payload

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The iX has a higher standard payload capacity than the Ioniq 5 (1003 vs. 957 lbs.).

The iX has a higher maximum payload capacity than the Ioniq 5 (1054 vs. 957 lbs.).

Servicing Ease

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J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that BMW service is better than Hyundai. J.D. Power ranks BMW 8th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 26% lower rating, Hyundai is ranked 24th.

Ergonomics

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The iX’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Ioniq 5’s standard passenger windows don’t open or close automatically. With the Ioniq 5 SEL/Limited’s power windows, only the front windows open or close automatically.

The iX’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Ioniq 5’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the iX has a standard rear wiper. The Ioniq 5 doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

To help drivers avoid possible obstacles, the iX has standard cornering lights to illuminate around corners when the turn signals are activated. The Ioniq 5 doesn’t offer cornering lights. The iX also offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle.

The iX’s standard rear and side view mirrors have an automatic dimming feature. These mirrors can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Ioniq 5 offers an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

Both the iX and the Ioniq 5 have standard heated front seats. The iX also has standard heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the Ioniq 5.

The iX offers optional massaging front seats in order to maximize comfort and eliminate fatigue on long trips. Massaging seats aren’t available in the Ioniq 5.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the BMW iX has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. Only the Ioniq 5 SEL/Limited offers wireless charging.

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