Introduced in 2017, the Hyundai Ioniq was this brand's first dedicated electric vehicle platform. It's a compact hatchback that comes in three flavours: the gas-electric hybrid you're reading about here, along with plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) and fully-electric versions covered in their own buyer's guide entries.
What's New / Key Changes from Last Year
For 2020, the Ioniq Hybrid gets a mid-life refresh with revised styling, a new gauge cluster and dash trim, and a standard 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen that replaces a 7.0-inch display in some trims. Cars optioned with navigation get a new 10.25-inch screen. There are also paddle shifters to adjust the car's regenerative braking function.
Ioniq Hybrid models with radar cruise get a stop-and-go function, and certain trims add a driver attention warning and wireless smartphone charging.
Hyundai offers the Ioniq Hybrid in Essential, Preferred and Ultimate trims. All three match a 1.6L four-cylinder gas engine with an electric motor and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.
On the outside, the Ioniq Hybrid Essential has 15-inch tires on alloy wheels, automatic headlights, and heated/power-adjustable side mirrors.
The cabin comes with heated front seats, cloth upholstery, six-way manual front seats, a six-speaker stereo with 8.0-inch touchscreen, power windows and door locks, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 4.2-inch gauge cluster display, and front-seat map lights.
Also, every Ioniq Hybrid is equipped with tire pressure monitoring, forward collision/pedestrian detection with automatic braking, lane keeping assist, and driver attention warning.
Preferred trim adds LED headlights, daytime running lights and taillights, a rear-seat centre armrest with cupholders, heated rear seats, Bluelink connected car services, satellite radio, leather-trimmed steering wheel and shifter, passive keyless entry, a sunroof, rear parking sensors, a heated steering wheel, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, and LED interior lighting.
Finally, Ultimate trim brings 17-inch wheels, power-folding side mirrors with puddle lights, chrome exterior and interior door handles, leather seating and leather-trimmed door and dash panels, an eight-way power driver's seat with memory, navigation in a 10.25-inch touchscreen, an eight-speaker stereo, adaptive cruise control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, wireless smartphone charging, an electric parking brake, a 7.0-inch digital gauge cluster, ambient interior lighting, collision avoidance with cyclist detection, lane following assist and highway driving assist.
Hyundai's fuel consumption estimates for the Ioniq Hybrid are 4.2 L/100 km for both the city and highway driving cycles. An Ioniq Blue option reduces estimated highway consumption to 4.0 L/100 km.
This vehicle has not yet been reviewed