Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

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Plug-In Hybrid

EV=29mi
Total=630mi
Range

Seats 5

23ft3 Cargo

L=176
W=71.7
H=57

8.9kWh Battery

The 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid comes in 2 models: the standard but well-equipped Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid (starting MSRP is $24,950), and the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Limited (starting MSRP is $28,300), which includes more luxury and technology features. These prices are before a Federal Tax credit is applied and a California rebate takes place. (Both of which dramatically lower these prices.)

Ben Stewart, AutoWeek reviewer: “Hyundai wants to keep that price tag in the basement, but the Ioniq still comes very well equipped. Even the base model includes paddle shifters, dual-zone climate control, a 7-inch infotainment screen and heated seats. The Limited trim adds blind-spot detection, LED headlamps, leather seats (with power driver seat memory function) and an LCD instrument cluster. The top Limited with the Ultimate Package includes an 8-inch navigation screen, upgraded Infinity audio, wireless phone charging, a sunroof and safety tech like auto emergency braking, lane keep assist and smart cruise control. The Ioniq PHEV is a solid competitor to the Prius Prime. And we certainly like the tasteful exterior design as well as the sportier vibe.”

Both these front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback trims get up to 29 pure-electric miles, 119 MPGe on a full charge in electric mode, and 52 MPG Combined when operating in hybrid mode with both gas and electric. Total range for gas and electric is a staggering 630 miles!

Ioniq PHEV’s 8.9kWh Lithium-ion battery provides 60 horsepower and improves the powertrain’s initial torque response and recharges with Level 2 hardware in 2.5 hours. Its engine is a DOHC 16-valve Atkinson-cycle 1.6-liter inline-4, providing 104 horsepower.

Both trims also offer lots of cargo space with 60/40 split folding rear seats. 23 cubic feet are available with the seats up.

Ioniq comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. And offers a very cool optional wireless Qi charging pad in front of the gear shifter. A larger 8-inch touchscreen is also optional.

Environmentally-conscious customers will be happy to know that many sustainable materials are used in Ioniq’s construction. Says Hyundai: “From the bio-fabrics to the recycled plastics used to create the headliner, carpeting and door trim, Ioniq shows an eco-conscious side. These pleasing surfaces and textures are the result of the inventive use of eco-friendly materials. Sugar cane accounts for 25% of the raw materials used in the interior’s soft-touch door trim panels. While recycled plastic combined with powdered wood and volcanic stone reduces the weight of some interior plastics up to 20%.”

An available Blue Link Connected car Services program is complimentary for 3 years. Via the Blue Link smartphone or smartwatch app and Amazon Echo you can securely and remotely start your car, set the climate control, defrost the windows, and in the event of an accident, send an automatic collision notification and request emergency assistance.

Edmunds editor Calvin Kim says: “The Ioniq Plug-In delivers excellent fuel economy at a reasonable price. If you're looking for a vehicle that can give you some electric mobility but aren't ready to commit to a pure electric, the Ioniq Plug-In could work out well. With one of the lowest prices for plug-in hybrid, we recommend the standard Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.”

Kelly Blue Book editors say: “Clearly, the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid appeals to the buyer looking for exceptional practicality, and it does so seductively. In fact, after this test, one of our editors added the Ioniq plug-in hybrid to his shopping list. In the real world, higher praise is hard to find.”

The PHEV is the 2017 Women’s World Green Car of The Year and has what Hyundai calls “America’s Best Warranty”:

• A 5-Year/60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty
• A 10-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
• A 5-Year Unlimited Miles 24-hr Roadside Assistance Plan
This constitutes an additional 5 years and 40,000 miles more of coverage on the Powertrain Limited Warranty than Toyota and Honda.

Specs

Performance:

  • 1.6L GDI DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder
  • Electric Motor: Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
  • Battery charging time: 2 hr. 18 min.
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 104 @ 5700
  • Gas engine and electric motor combined HP: 139 hp
  • Torque (lb.-ft.) @ RPM: 109 @ 4000
  • Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
  • 6-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch Transmission with SHIFTRONIC®
  • Drive Mode Select
  • Body construction: Unibody
  • Materials (primary): High tensile steel
  • Front suspension: MacPherson Strut with coil springs and gas shock absorbers
  • Rear suspension: Multi-link
  • Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS) - Power assisted
  • Turning diameter, curb-to-curb (ft.): 34.8
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 16-inch Eco-spoke wheel
  • New Vehicle Limited, 5 years/60,000 miles
  • Powertrain Limited, 10 years/100,000 miles
  • Anti-perforation, 7 years/unlimited miles
  • Hybrid System Components, 10 years/100,000 miles
  • 24/7 Roadside Assistance, 5 years/unlimited miles
  • Lifetime Hybrid/Electric Battery Warranty

Interior:

  • Dual automatic temperature control
  • Rear window defroster
  • Power windows with driver's auto-down/up
  • Power door locks
  • 6-way driver seat with seat height adjustment
  • 6-way passenger seat with seat height adjustment
  • Premium cloth seating
  • Heated front seats
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback with adjustable head restraints and center armrest with cupholder
  • Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Sunvisor extensions
  • Front passenger seatback pocket
  • Rear center armrest with cupholders
  • Cargo cover
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel-mounted audio, Bluetooth® and cruise controls
  • Proximity Key entry with push button start
  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition
  • Smartphone/USB and auxiliary input jacks
  • M/FM/HD Radio™/SiriusXM audio system
  • 7-inch display audio system with high-resolution touchscreen
  • Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay™
  • Complimentary SiriusXM activation and 3-month trial subscription
  • Driver's blind spot mirror
  • Rearview camera
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire pressure indicator
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist (BA)
  • Advanced dual front airbags (SRS) with Occupant Classification System (OCS)
  • Driver and front passenger side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Side-curtain airbags (SRS) (front and rear passengers)
  • Driver's knee airbag
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters
  • Rear LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)
  • Power window lock-out button
  • Front and rear crumple zones
  • Remote keyless entry system with alarm

Exterior:

  • 16-inch Eco-spoke wheel
  • Active grille shutters
  • Rear spoiler
  • Dual manual-folding bodycolor power side mirrors
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Lower door side moldings
  • Solar control glass
  • Front windshield 2-speed intermittent, mist function
  • Aero-type wiper design
  • Projector headlights
  • LED taillights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Automatic headlight control
  • Door handle approach light
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