The popular Hyundai Ioniq Hatchback Plug-In Hybrid comes in three trims: SE (MSRP: $26,700), SEL (MSRP: $29,700) and Limited (MSRP: $33,150). The HEV uses an incredibly efficient gas/electric powertrain which delivers an EPA-Estimated 52 MPG and 119 MPGe, and a 29-mile All-Electric Range. All three trims are eligible for a $4,543 Federal Tax Credit.
A combined e-battery and gas range of up to 620 miles? Check! The option of driving in all-electric mode? Check! Special access to HOV lanes? Check! Saving an EPA-Estimated $5,000 in fuel costs over 5 years? Check! Wireless Android Auto and Apple carPlay? Check! A 10 Year/100,000 Mile warranty on Hybrid System Components and Ioniq’s Hybrid Electric Battery? Check!
This e-car offers lots of value at a very affordable price!
Ioniq PHEV’s 8.9kWh Lithium-ion battery driving an Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor provides provides 60 horsepower. The plug-in’s engine is a DOHC 16-valve Atkinson-cycle 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder, providing 104 horsepower. The Hybrid System Combined creates 139 HP. The battery is simple to charge. Replenish in less than 7 hours at home with a standard 110V/120V outlet or get a full charge in 2 hours, 15 minutes with a 240V charger.
119 cubic feet of cargo space is available with 60/40 split folding rear seats. 23 cubic feet are available with the seats up. What about passenger volume? At 96.2 cu. feet, the Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid has more passenger volume than Toyota Prius Prime, Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf.
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%.”
Regenerative brakes improve the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again.
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. With standard voice command, the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid offers the driver hands free control of the radio and the navigation computer by simply speaking. Bluetooth wireless connectivity is standard on the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, connecting the driver and passenger’s cell phones to the vehicle systems. This allows Ioniq occupants to use the vehicle’s stereo and hand controls to place calls safely and easily.
2021 Ioniq PHEV safety features are extensive. They include:
• A Rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
• Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FCA-Ped)
• Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
• Lane Following Assist (LFA)
• Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go
• Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
• High Beam Assist (HBA)
• A 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
• An Energy-absorbing steering column
• Front seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters
• Rear LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)
• A Power window lock-out button
• Front and rear crumple zones
• A Remote keyless entry system with alarm
Edmunds editor Calvin Kim says: “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 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 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.
WRITTEN JUNE 2021
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