Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid
The efficiency of electric. The range of gas.
Base MSRP: From $25,350
- Standard – From $25,350
- Limited – From $29,350
Destination Charge: $920
Tax Credit: Up to $4,543
EPA Range: 29 electric miles, 630 combined
Battery: 8.9 kWh lithium-ion
Charging Acceptance Rate: 3.3 kW
Dimensions: 176″ L x 71.7″ W x 56.9″ H
Reviews of the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid
Performance: 1.6-liter, 104 horsepower
Mileage estimate: Equivalent of 119 mpge
Price estimate: $25,350 to $29,350
Warranty: 5 years / 60,000 miles
Powertrain warranty: 10 years / 100,000 miles
Roadside assistance: 5 years/ unlimited miles
Anyone interested in purchasing the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq better be proficient at decision making. That’s required, because the Ioniq comes in three distinct models – and all three of them are appealing. The Ioniq is the first vehicle worldwide that’s available with three different types of electrified powertrains on the same platform.
For forward-thinking folks who want to travel via EV mode only, the Ioniq Electric is quite tempting. But not so fast on that decision. Hyundai also offers the Ioniq Hybrid and the Ioniq plug-in hybrid (PHEV). Regardless of which model is chosen, what car buyers will be getting is a premium compact vehicle that has a sporty exterior, is extremely fuel efficient, and can be driven off the dealer’s lot for a reasonable price.
At first glance, the Electric and Hybrid models appear the same. But look a little closer and one can see the difference: the grille is sealed off in the Ioniq Electric, replaced by a glossy black panel that blends in well with the exterior design. The reasoning makes sense: the EV model has no radiator because there’s no engine. All Ioniq models have a have a flat roofline that was designed to get maximum aerodynamics.
All Ioniq models deliver solid handling, accurate steering and maneuver well in tight spaces. Unlike the Hybrid model, the Ioniq EV doesn’t have a sport mode that enhances the driving experience.
The Ioniq interior is fairly roomy for a compact vehicle, offering both solid head and leg space up front, where it’s capable of accommodating people of all sizes. Yet the same can’t be said for the back seat where three people is definitely a crowd. The cargo area measures 23.8 cubic feet and the 60/40 rear seats fold down nearly flat, greatly enhancing the hauling capability.
The interior layout is smartly designed and most people will enjoy the intuitive controls and the overall technology. The Base model comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.