2024 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Dynamiq 2WD (car review)

Now sitting dead-centre in a three variant line-up, the 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Dynamiq, tested here in its two-wheel drive form, features a 77.4kWh battery and delivers 168kW of power and 350Nm of torque, for a range of up to 476km.

Once the entry level model (that gig has been taken up by a self-named offering), the Dynamiq has launched without the ventilated seats, heated and power adjustable rear seat, heated steering wheel and rear door sunshades previously found on the Techniq.

That variant is no more, with all those features shifting to the range topping Epiq. What you will find is a beautiful 12.3-inch digital display, split over two screens, with one for infotainment and the other for driver information.

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Directly above this is one of the best head-up display units we’ve seen, which is blended with augmented reality, making navigation a breeze. It shows just the right amount of information without being distracting or overloading.

It isn’t polarised sunglasses friendly though. Storage in the cabin is ample, with an adjustable centre console and reasonably large open area beneath the centre armrest available to store stuff. A premium 8-speaker Bose sound system provides the beats.

2024 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Dynamiq 2WD
2024 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Dynamiq 2WD

In a cool touch, the glovebox situated in front of the passenger slides out too, just like a drawer, rather than dropping down, eliminating the risk of crushing what’s inside. For those of us with an environmental bent, it’s also super sustainable.

The Dynamiq features recyclable paperette door detail and eco-processed leather seating. The latter is heated up front, with 10-way power adjustability. Bio-PET made from sugar cane is used in the soft furnishings.

Recycled PET yarn from recycled plastic bottles can be throughout the interior, including the seat covers and drivers arm rest, while there’s also bio-paint on things like the dashboard, steering wheel and door panels. All of these make the interior look incredible.

Even though we were initially put off by the abundance of white, it is very appealing. In the dark, interior ambient lighting adds a premium experience. You can choose from 10 pre-set options or set your own from the 64 choices.

There are plenty of ways to charge throughout the cabin, including three USB ports up front, a 12v power outlet, and two rear USB outlets. There’s a 250v power socket, right beneath the middle of the back row, rated to 3.6kW and a 15A output.

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Inside the 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Dynamiq 2WD

You can even use the external charging port with an adaptor as part of the vehicle-to-load (V2L) system, should you need more juice. Mobile connectivity though is a bit of a let down, with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto feeling a bit low tech.

Having that messy cable really throws the IONIQ 5’s open floor plan and minimalistic design out of sorts. There’s a wireless charging pad, complete with a cooling function, should you decide to Bluetooth to the infotainment, rather than plug in.

The controls across the front dash are a mix of touch and physical buttons. A lot of the functionality is inside the infotainment screen, which helps to declutter. We found the shortcut touch buttons struck the right balance.

You will have to go to the screen to sync the dual zone climate control. Hanging off the steering wheel column is the shift-by-wire transmission stalk, which after some practice is quite easy to use.

Regenerative braking is controlled with paddles, which are additionally linked to the adaptive cruise control, situated behind the steering wheel. The highest setting gives you an i-Pedal function.

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Inside the 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Dynamiq 2WD

This allows for a one-pedal experience that’ll pretty much do away with the brake pedal, unless necessary. On the outside, the Dynamiq rides on 20-inch alloys, part of an external design that is eye-catching to say the least.

The flat, yet aggressive front, paired with squared-off LED headlights looks great. The side panelling has some shape to it as well, and is kept quite neat with the capacitive touch door handles, which only protrude when the car is unlocked or the proximity key is close.

The rear end is quite nice too, complemented by the almost Tetris-looking LED design for the tail lights. An electric tailgate completes the look, and delivers access to a 593-litre boot. This can be extended to 1,653-litres with the second row folded.

A front trunk, or frunk if you prefer, offers an additional 57-litres that’s handy for storing charging cables. You can opt for a tow bar too, giving you access to the IONIQ 5 Dynamiq’s 1,600kg braked towing capacity.

On the road, the Hyundai EV offers real world range of around 370km. This was heavily impacted during testing due to the fact we had to have the air conditioning on the whole time due to Sydney’s stifling heat.

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Inside the 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Dynamiq 2WD

It’s probably the one area Hyundai really needs to improve in terms of battery management and efficiency. All things considered though, it’s fairly good. Charging at home to 100 per cent will take about 11 hours or so at 7kW.

With the addition of the CCS inlet, you can expedite the charging time with 50kW DC taking 73 minutes, or ultra-fast charging of 350kWh in 18 minutes (to 80 per cent). We used one of BP’s pulse chargers (75kWh) from 40 per cent and it took an hour (and cost $25.44).

Using Ampol’s AmpCharge, outputting 150kWh, the timing was considerably accelerated, going from a near-dead 10 per cent, to full in 50 minutes at a cost of $49.10. We achieved 80 per cent in that scenario, in just 22 minutes.

For 2024, the IONIQ also includes a battery heating system, set up for cold climate conditioning, which is designed to work alongside DC charging locations to enhance the driving experience and vehicle performance.

In a nutshell, if you’re utilising Hyundai’s own satellite navigation system, and your next set destination is a charging station, the system will prepare the battery. Ride and handling is smooth, and quiet, despite its more than 2,000kg girth.

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Inside the 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Dynamiq 2WD

Safety is abundant, including the smart cruise control we mentioned earlier, a high quality reversing camera, a surround-view monitor, blind spot monitoring, and lane keep assist. The latter actually works exceptionally well.

The smart key also provides remote smart parking assist, allowing the vehicle to move forward or reverse at a low speed for those tight situations. There are six colour options to choose from, and in the case of our test vehicle that was Digital Teal Green.

Inside, the leather interior is officially known as Dove Grey/Dark Pebble Grey, should you want to go the same way. The car is covered by a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty, with the battery backed for 8-years or 160,000km, whichever comes first.

The 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Dynamiq features a solid design, plenty of practicality, and is priced at $81,590 drive away (or thereabouts). You can find out more on the car maker’s website, or by contacting your local dealership.

If you’re keen on one and need finance, talk to CreditOne.

Our test vehicle was provided by Hyundai Australia for review purposes.

REVIEW OVERVIEW

Driving experience
9
Exterior styling
9
Interior look and feel
8.5
Technology and connectivity
8.5
Family friendliness
8.5
Value for money
8.5

SUMMARY

Pros - standout design; quality of digital displays; plenty of safety tech; solid driving experience.
Cons - impact of functions on battery; lack of wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Henry Owen
Henry Owen
Whilst trains may take precedent in Henry's life, wheels and a motor are still all it takes to pique his interest. Particularly interested in the development in the electric space, his favourite vehicle is still the Volkswagen Golf R he owned in 2020.

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<strong>Pros -</strong> standout design; quality of digital displays; plenty of safety tech; solid driving experience.<br> <strong>Cons -</strong> impact of functions on battery; lack of wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.2024 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Dynamiq 2WD (car review)