As the industry gradually transitions to emissions-free automobility, electric crossovers are rapidly rising in popularity. For the longest time, the Tesla Model Y received the lion's share of press coverage in the class, and it was the default choice for many shoppers seeking extra versatility from the daily driver. But the Model Y isn't the only competitor anymore, and well-rounded newcomers like the Hyundai IONIQ 5 make a compelling case as the segment's best value. So, to help you in your search for your next EV, here's a quick look at how the IONIQ 5 compares to the Model Y in a few key areas.

Hyundai IONIQ 5 vs. Tesla Model Y: Style

Looks are subjective, so we'll get this out of the way first: the IONIQ 5 clearly has the more defined personality. Tesla's vehicles carried a certain intrigue when they were the game's only players. But nameplates like Model 3, Model X, and Model Y look so similar that it's not a stretch to mistake one for the other. The IONIQ 5, on the other hand, stands out in Hyundai's lineup, and its retro-futuristic aesthetic is sure to turn heads in a crowd.

Hyundai IONIQ 5 vs. Tesla Model Y: Range and Charging

With an EPA-estimated 330 miles in its Long Range variant, the Model Y has the edge when comparing travel distance between charges—but it's not as significant as you might. The 77-kWh rear-wheel IONIQ 5 has an EPA-rated range of 303 miles, which is shy of Tesla's max range but more than enough for daily use. And the Model Y looks less appealing when you factor in its significant price hike (see below). And while the Model Y has the advantage of Tesla's Supercharger network, the IONIQ is capable of 350-kW fast-charging, which can add 68 miles of range in just five minutes and replenish 70% capacity (~212 miles) in under 18 minutes.

Hyundai IONIQ 5 vs. Tesla Model Y: Interior

Tesla's heavy emphasis on minimalism can actually have a negative effect on usability. While the Model Y has a single large central touch, the IONIQ has an actual digital gauge cluster, allowing you to observe important driving data without looking down and to the side.

Teslas are renowned for their advanced technology, less so for their interior quality. While complaints of creaks, misaligned panels, and material quality plague the Model Y, these are all areas in which the IONIQ 5 excels.

Hyundai IONIQ 5 vs. Tesla Model Y: Value

Perhaps the most important consideration in the search for your next EV is price. And the IONIQ 5 takes the category without questions. The IONIQ 5 has a starting MSRP of under $45,000 before rebates and is available fully equipped for just over $55,000. Factor in a $7,500 federal rebate and New Jersey's Zero Emission Vehicle tax exemption, and driving green becomes more affordable than ever. The Model Y starts at ~$64,000, and Tesla vehicles are no longer eligible for the federal rebate.

Test-Drive the All-New Hyundai IONIQ 5 near Tinton Falls and Neptune, NJ

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is in stock here at Circle Hyundai! For more information on the IONIQ 5 or the EV ownership experience, feel free to reach out to us at your convenience. And if you'd like to experience the amenities, accommodations, and electrifying performance for yourself, we welcome you to visit our Hyundai dealership in Shrewsbury for a test drive. We'd love to give you a tour.

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