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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

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2017 Electric 4dr Hatchback
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Price:   -  From $29,500
2017 Limited 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $32,500


Electric cars are steadily moving into the American automotive mainstream, although many makers still wrap their advanced mobility solutions in science-fiction-inspired bodywork. Hyundai's new Ioniq Electric aims for a less edgy profile and potentially broader popularity – its zero-emissions powerplant moves a car that blends in with everyday traffic, providing an alternative to buyers who want high efficiency and high tech without the high visibility.

What's New for 2017

The Ioniq Electric is a completely new model from Hyundai. It shares a name and platform with gas-electric hybrid and plug-in hybrid siblings (not to mention some structural parts with the Elantra sedan).

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Choosing Your Hyundai Ioniq Electric

The Ioniq name is used on three versions of the same basic design: the full electric model discussed here, and gas-electric and plug-in hybrid versions covered in separate articles.

For the moment, the ability to choose an Ioniq Electric in the first place is reserved for Californians. Hyundai is initially limiting sales of its first all-electric offering to the Golden State, although availability for the rest of the US is said to be forthcoming.

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric is, as the name implies, a fully electric car. An AC motor sends a maximum of 118 horsepower and 218 pound-feet of torque directly to the front wheels – as is normal for electric cars, there isn't a traditional transmission. The Ioniq's 136 MPGe combined efficiency rating is the highest of any car sold in the United States; the EPA estimates range on a full charge to be 124 miles. The four-wheel disc brakes are backed up by a regenerative braking system, which converts the car's kinetic energy back into electricity and can be modulated by shifter-like paddles behind the steering wheel.

Motivation aside the Ioniq is a contemporary and pleasant-looking five-door hatchback. It is approximately the same size as Hyundai's Elantra, with similar cabin dimensions and almost 24 cubic feet of cargo space. An Ioniq Electric has not yet been subjected to independent crash testing, but Hyundai boldly claims that results will be among the best on the market.

If the Ioniq's design is rather reserved and mainstream, Hyundai's available Unlimited+ Subscription leasing program is more ambitious. Briefly, the Unlimited+ Subscription program adds such benefits as unlimited mileage, free maintenance, and charging reimbursement to the framework of a standard auto lease (you can read more about Unlimited+ here).

All Ioniq Electrics are eligible for the full $7,500 federal electric vehicle tax credit.

The Ioniq Electric is offered in two trim levels:

Hyundai Ioniq Electric


The base Ioniq Electric has an MSRP of $30,355 (all quoted prices include delivery fees). Seats are upholstered in fabric, and the tilt-and-telescope multifunction steering wheel is wrapped in leather. The touchscreen-controlled infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a rearview camera. A three-year subscription to Hyundai's Blue Link telematics system, with extra functionalities to support charging, is also standard.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric


The Ioniq Limited gets extra chrome trim around the windows and internally by the leather on the seats. Its $33,335 sticker price also includes power adjusters for the driver's seat and heaters for both driver and front-seat passenger, blind spot sensors with rear cross-traffic alert, and LED headlights.

Customers who opt for the Limited also gain access to the Ioniq Electric's sole option: the $3,500 Ultimate Package, which includes a suite of active safety features such as automatic emergency braking, lane-departure sensors, and active cruse control; an upgraded infotainment system including navigation and an Infinity sound system; and a sunroof.

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It is not easy to justify the large price jump between the Base and the Limited for what are essentially trim changes – and the argument only grows more difficult with the $3,500 step to the Ultimate, even given the appeal of the active safety systems. The best bet is to stick to the Base, investigate the possibilities of the Unlimited+ Subscription arrangement, and enjoy taking an inconspicuous step forward in transportation technology.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Horsepower/Torque
118 HP / 218 ft.lbs.
1-spd auto
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
150 / 122 / 137 Mpge
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Horsepower/Torque
118 HP / 218 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
150 / 122 / 137 Mpge
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
Recommended Fuel Type
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
96 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
176.0 "
Exterior Width
71.7 "
Exterior Height
57.1 "
Front Headroom
39.1 "
Rear Headroom
37.4 "
Front Legroom
42.2 "
Rear Legroom
35.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,164 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
17.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
16.0 " Silver W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated, Convex Spotter Driver
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles

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