The Ioniq hybrid evokes the silhouette and hatchback configuration of the Toyota Prius, and it matches it as a fuel sipper, returning 52 mpg overall in our tests.
Power comes from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, which, paired with the electric drive, puts out a combined 139 hp.
The six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission isn't the smoothest, and there's some delay off the line.
Like other hybrids, it can drive on electric power at low speeds.
Handling lacks agility, and the ride is a bit unsettled but unobjectionable.
Our SEL had unusually long stopping distances.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility is standard.
Plug-in and fully electric versions are also available.
A number of safety features are standard, including FCW and AEB with pedestrian detection.