Electric models are all the rage. Not only do they give drivers a new electrified powertrain, but they also offer a unique driving experience thanks to their advanced technologies and upgraded cabins. If you’ve been on the hunt for an electric ride, you’ve definitely come across the 2023 Kia EV6 and the Hyundai IONIQ 5.
Which one is better for you? Our team at Kirby KIA of Ventura will help you find out which model is better for your lifestyle in [Oxnard, Thousand Oak, or Simi Valley, CA, in this in-depth comparison below.
As high-tech rides, you can expect the Kia EV6 and the Hyundai IONIQ 5 to offer next-level safety and peace of mind. Both models have a lot of innovative features that will help you drive around town with confidence.
In either model, you can expect top-notch safety. In fact, both vehicles equip safety features similar to these Kia options:
- Highway Driving Assist: By using sensors and a forward-facing camera, this feature helps drivers stay at a preset speed and following distance from the vehicle in front of them. It even helps with steering!
- Surround View Monitor: Via four exterior-mounted cameras, drivers can get a bird’s-eye view of their ride when maneuvering.
- Remote Smart Parking Assist: With a smart key fob, drivers can pull in or out of a parking spot while standing outside the vehicle.
- Blind-Spot View Monitor: A live feed of your ride's blind spots can be seen in the instrument cluster when this system is equipped.
The Kia EV6 crossover takes your security seriously, with additional safety technologies that include an available Augmented Reality head-up display. This feature will show you safety information and route guidance to help keep your eyes on the road.
The IONIQ 5 also offers a Head-up Display, but it’s only available on the highest trim.
As 2023 models, the Kia EV6 and the Hyundai IONIQ 5 take technology to the next level. From their large touchscreen displays to their connectivity features, let's find out which model has the technology you need to spruce up your drives.
When it comes to infotainment, both models have large displays so you can clearly see your entertainment and information. For starters, the IONIQ 5 equips a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with navigation.
On the other hand, the Kia EV6 doubles this by offering Dual 12.3-inch Panoramic Displays that can project everything from navigation to diagnostics. Plus, it features a blue light filter to help reduce driver fatigue and eye strain!
Staying in touch with your model is important. In fact, both the Kia and the Hyundai offer ways to stay connected remotely. The Kia EV6 uses Apple Watch connectivity via the Kia Connect app, which lets drivers use these functions:
- Remotely start and stop charging
- Remotely open and close charge ports
- See energy usage
- Check charging status
While the Hyundai offers Hyundai Digital Key, which is also accessible via smartphone, there’s no mention that it extends to smartwatch platforms. This capability would enhance its usability on the go.
From family trips to happy hour carpools, you’ll want a ride that everyone can enjoy. The 2023 Kia EV6 and the Hyundai IONIQ 5 offer impressive interior features to enhance your drive so everyone can sit back and relax.
With a targeted 310-mile range in both models, you’re going to need some comfort during your long hauls.* Fortunately, both the Kia EV6 and the Hyundai IONIQ 5 can equip these amenities:
- Heated front seats
- Power sunroof
- Available onboard power generators
The aforementioned features can help you relax while on the road or when you need a reliable power source. However, what if we said the Kia EV6 crossover can extend its sustainability by its design features alone?
Yep, you heard us right—this mode of transportation uses the following materials in its cabin to offer an eco-friendlier experience:
- Interior parts made from 100+ recycled PET bottles
- 100% LED lighting
- Exclusive use of vegan leather
While the Hyundai IONIQ 5 does offer a luxurious touch with its available leatherette seating, it does not mention using recycled materials in its build.
If one thing is certain, it’s that the 2023 Kia EV6 and the Hyundai IONIQ 5 are going to be popular rides on any Oxnard, Thousand Oak, or Simi Valley, CA, road. However, which is the better option?
Thanks to its additional safety features, more display screens and connectivity, and eco-conscious cabin, our team at Kirby KIA of Ventura believes the Kia EV6 is the right choice for you.
Do you agree? If so, stop in today for a test drive.
All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 EV6 for yourself are conveniently available right here online.
*Based on EPA estimates on a full battery charge. Actual range will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, vehicle maintenance, charging practice, battery age, weather, temperature and your vehicle’s condition. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use. For more information on range, please see www.fueleconomy.gov.