But, is there one that is superior to the other? The owner of the Yotube account Gjeebs gave a little comparison between the Model Y and the Ioniq 5. Gjeebs is the owner of the Model Y which Ioniq 5 loaned out for a week to compare the two. He was impressed with some of the things the Ioniq 5 had and noted it was better than the Model Y he’s had so far.
First are some cool features on the inside of the Ioniq such as a magnetic dashboard that will hold the phone while driving.
Another thing that Gjeebs notes is that the climate control on the Ioniq 5 has a variety of different intensity options, in some ways working better than his Model Y.
The Ioniq 5 has an adjustable regenerative braking intensity of the car. On the Ioniq 5 there are ventilated seats on the Ioniq 5 – something not found on the Model Y. Overall, the seats are also more comfortable than the Model Y. Overall the car has a premium feel. The Ioniq 5 has a reclining rear seat, something only found in premium sedans.
For the exterior appearance, Gjeebs highlights the retro look of the Ioniq 5 and its iconic lights. The lamp by Gjeebs is considered more distinctive than the Model Y which is considered a bit bland. In addition, the Ioniq 5 has better seat adjustment and an almost fully foldable rear seat.
While not mentioned in the video, the Ioniq 5 is also significantly cheaper than the Y (even in Remote AWD form). Charging time is also faster.
Gjeebs notes that charging, the Ioniq 5 is a great choice for a day in the city and perfect for those who don’t really care about charging infrastructure.