Upon release, the Ioniq 5 hit hard. Its remarkable autonomy, its charging speed, its comfort, its towing capacity, its unobstructed passenger compartment and full of tricks make it one of the headliners of the segment. But the Ioniq 5 does not only have qualities. Facing the Solterra, the rear window of the Ioniq 5 suffers from the notorious absence of a windshield wiper, which reduces visibility in bad weather to nothing. His conduct also appears clumsier than that of the Subaru. In addition, because of its rear-wheel-drive architecture, the Ioniq 5 encourages consumers to opt for the more expensive all-wheel drive.
How many missed appointments by the Ariya! It was expected in the fall of 2021, then in the spring of 2022. It has been hitting our streets since January, but only in its front-wheel-drive configuration. The question remains: was the wait worth it? A full test bed will be released soon. Until then, on paper, the Ariya promises greater range than the Solterra, provided the buyer retains the services of the 87 kWh battery. And to benefit from all-wheel drive (E-4Force), the buyer will have to pay a higher price ($60,598) than that of the Subaru.
Its interior is perhaps not as rewarding as that of the Solterra nor as quiet. In addition, its rear-wheel-drive architecture may pose a problem for motorists who wish to drive regardless of road conditions. For those, Volkswagen offers all-wheel drive, but there’s a price to pay. On the other hand, the ID.4 has significant advantages: it offers better performance, recharges faster and reserves more space for its occupants and their luggage. As a bonus, it benefits from a more generous basic warranty and is able to tow a load.