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 paired with electric drive for a combined 139 hp.
The six-speed dual-clutch automatic isn't the smoothest, and the car is somewhat loud, but it's not a deal breaker.
Handling is rather clumsy, and the ride is a bit stiff.
Hyundai gave the Ioniq better tires and an upgraded brake system for 2021, which improved stopping distances considerably over the 2017 version.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility is standard.
Plug-in version of the Ioniq is also available.
The electric version was dropped for 2022.
Standard active safety and driver assistance features include FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, LDW, and LKA.
BSW and RCTW are available on the higher trims.