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Hyundai Ioniq

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Hyundai Ioniq 2018 4-door hatchback
The Ioniq is the first direct challenger to the Toyota Prius. Evoking the Prius silhouette and hatchback configuration, the Ioniq hybrid matches it as a fuel sipper with 52 mpg overall. 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 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. The SEL comes with a power seat for an affordable price. A number of safety features, including automatic emergency braking and blind-spot warning, are available. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility is standard. There are also plug-in and fully electric versions.

Road Test

Since 2004, no car has truly rivaled the Toyota Prius hybrid for its combination of fuel economy and practicality. Hyundai finally answers the green car call with the Ioniq hybrid, with a Prius-like silhouette and a hatchback configuration. (The Ioni...


  • Good fuel economy
  • Hatchback versatility


  • Subpar braking performance
  • Delay launching off the line

Best Version to Get

Consider the Hybrid SEL with the Tech package. This trim comes with many desirable features, such as blind-spot monitoring, heated front seats, an additional USB charge port, and a power driver's seat. The Technology package adds lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning, automatic emerg...


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
  • Basic: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 10 year/100,000 miles
  • Rust through: 7 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 5 year/unlimited
Body Styles
4-door hatchback
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Sequential
  • 1-speed Direct
Engines Available
  • electric (118 hp)
  • 1.6-liter 4 hybrid (139 hp)
  • 1.6-liter 4 electric (164 hp)


Comfort / Convenience
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