Specs: Hyundai Ioniq 5 N v Tesla Model Y Perf, Kia EV6 GT, ICE rivals & more!

Want to know how Hyundai’s new $100K-plus Ioniq 5 N performance flagship compares to its closest rivals? Look no further

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The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N has debuted, and it packs a serious punch.

Compared to a standard Ioniq 5, the N goes further than just more power – 478kW and 0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds – with a larger battery, a stiffer body in white, bespoke suspension, retuned steering with a strengthened column, and other software enhancements.

We’ve broken down the numbers to see how the Ioniq 5 N compares to its rivals, from the related Kia EV6 GT, to the Tesla Model Y Performance, dearer performance EVs, and even internal-combustion vehicles.

More subjective factors such as handling, ride quality and driver feedback are, of course, not addressed here – this is a numbers game – so stay tuned for real-world comparisons soon.


2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N specs

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N
Motor layoutDual electric motors, AWD, rear locking differential
Torque750Nm (est.)
Gearbox1-spd reduction gear
SteeringElectric rack-and-pinion
TyresPirelli P Zero
Tyre size275/35 R21
Top speed260km/h
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2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N v Tesla Model Y Performance & Kia EV6 GT

The Ioniq 5 N's most obvious rivals are the Tesla Model Y Performance and Kia EV6 GT.

With a projected $120,000 price tag, the Ioniq 5 is likely to be dearer than both vehicles, which retail between $90,000 and $100,000 as of July 2023.

The Model Y lacks the drift mode functions and adaptive dampers offered in the Hyundai and Kia and is the ‘slowest’ of the bunch with a 3.7-second 0-100km/h sprint time – compared to as low as 3.4s for the Ioniq 5 N.

While the Ioniq 5 N is expected to adopt a global suspension tune for Australia, the EV6 GT has Australian-tuned suspension.

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ModelPowerTorqueDriving rangeBattery sizeMax. charge rate0-100km/h (claimed)Top speedPricing
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N448kW750Nm (est.)<454km84kWh350kW3.4s260km/h$120,000 (est.)
Tesla Model Y Perf.393kW (est.)660Nm (est.)514km75kWh (est.)250kW3.7s250km/h$92,560
Kia EV6 GT430kW740Nm424km77kWh350kW3.5s260km/h$99,590
* as of July 2023

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N v combustion cars

You don't need to be an EV zealot to admit you simply can't get a new, ICE car that’s as fast in a straight line for similar money – as the table below proves.

Of course, this is an on-paper comparison not taking into account the touch, feel, emotional response and overall driving experience that premium manufacturers take great care in crafting.

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ModelPowerTorque0-100km/h (claimed)Top speedPricing
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N448kW750Nm (est.)3.4s260km/h$120,000 (est.)
Audi RS3294kW500Nm3.8s250km/h$93,900
Mercedes-AMG A45 S310kW500Nm3.9s270km/h$119,900
Jaguar F-Pace SVR405kW700Nm4.0s286km/h$155,100
Audi RS4331kW600Nm4.1s250km/h$157,600
BMW M3 Touring375kW650Nm3.6s250km/h$180,100
Audi RS6441kW800Nm3.6s280km/h$232,200
* as of July 2023

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N v other electric vehicles

The Audi RS E-Tron GT and Porsche Taycan twins are faster than the Ioniq 5 N in a straight time.

You’d need to spend at least twice as much, with a sticker price of $250,000 for the Audi, rising to $365,000 for the wild Taycan Turbo S.

ModelPowerTorque0-100km/h (claimed)Top speedPricing
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N448kW750Nm (est.)3.4s260km/h$120,000 (est.)
Tesla Model 3 Performance393kW (est.)660Nm (est.)3.3s261km/h$83,400
BMW i4 M50400kW795Nm3.9s225km/h$133,900
Mercedes-AMG EQE 53460kW950Nm3.5s220km/h$213,574
Audi RS E-Tron GT440kW830Nm3.3s250km/h$248,200
Porsche Taycan Turbo460kW850Nm3.2s260km/h$293,900
Porsche Taycan Turbo S460kW1050Nm2.8s260km/h$365,100
* as of July 2023
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