Kia recently announced the pricing for the 2023 EV6, which gets a $7,100 higher starting price, since the base Light trim has been discontinued. The good news is that although the entry to the EV6 is now a lot more expensive, its cousin the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is still a lot more attainable.

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5

CarsDirect has received an order guide for the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq, which reveals that the pricing will start at $42,745, which is $7,050 lower than the base EV6, which now starts at $49,795. There is a big difference though that explains some of the pricing differences. The base EV6 Wind model has a range up to 310 miles with the single motor, while the base Ioniq 5 SE Standard Range has a shorter range at only 220 miles.

Hyundai has given the Ioniq 5 a few updates for the new model year with the biggest update being that the dual-motor all-wheel drive versions now have a slightly longer driving range 266 miles vs 256 miles. A battery heating system is now standard and a battery preconditioning function has been added. The 2023 Ioniq 5 can also two a bit more at 2,300 pounds compared to 1,650 pounds for the 2022 model.