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Ford Benchmarking Mustang Mach-E Rival Hyundai Ioniq 5

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Like Ford, Hyundai is investing heavily in EVs as it aims to electrify a good portion of its lineup in the coming years. The first fruit of those efforts – the Hyundai Ioniq 5 – was revealed in global form back in February of last year and in U.S. spec in May of 2021, and the interesting crossover has garnered its fair share of praise in the year since. Thus, it’s no surprise that Ford Authority spies recently spotted Ford benchmarking a Hyundai Ioniq 5 against its rival, the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

Over the past several months, Ford Authority spies have also spotted FoMoCo benchmarking a pre-facelifted Hyundai Santa Fe, along with a host of other Mach-E competitors such as the Tesla Model Y Performance, as well as one that isn’t – the Lucid Air.

The Ioniq 5 is the first of a planned 23 all-electric models from the automaker, which hopes to sell one million BEVs by 2025. The EV crossover is available in both rear- and all-wheel-drive with one or two electric motors, both powered by a 77.4 kWh battery pack. The RWD Ioniq 5 is rated to produce 225 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, while the dual-motor AWD version offers 320 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque. Hyundai says the AWD Ioniq 5 will do 0-60 in less than five seconds. Range varies from 224 miles to 300 miles, depending on trim.

Last May, a report indicated that Hyundai intends to slash its ICE lineup in half and redirect that money to EV development as it aims to expand its battery electric vehicle offerings with a goal of electrifying its entire lineup by 2040. However, like Ford and many other automakers these days, Hyundai is also having problems with its dealers marking up its more desirable new vehicles like the Ioniq 5.

We’ll have more on this and all of Ford’s present and future competition soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for non-stop Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Jon

    A friend of mine just got one. By comparing the interior alone, the MME is far superior. The Ioniq looks and feels like an economy car with some added lights. About as bad as the cheap Model 3 interior.

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  2. Richard Whell

    Let’s keep in mind that Korean @ Japanese car makers are subsidized by American tax payers .They don’t pay medical or pension funds. They don’t pay high import fees. Plus they have always created great nock offs that mimick Western auto design , most auto writers and critics fail to mention this, that’s why I don’t pay attention to them usually pay little attention to them.

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    1. toolalk

      Are Mexican tax payers subsidizing Ford’s MME production in Mexico?

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