Ioniq Hybrid
John Diether
Automotive Editor - May 2, 2017

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid OVERVIEW

Available with all-electric, plug-in-hybrid, and traditional hybrid powertrains, the new Hyundai Ioniq was designed from the ground up to sip fuel and take the fight to the Toyota Prius. Here, we feature the Ioniq Hybrid, which will likely represent the bulk of the Ioniq range (the Ioniq Electric and Ioniq Plug-In are listed separately).

What's New for 2017

The Ioniq Hybrid is an all-new model.

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Choosing Your Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

The Ioniq Hybrid pairs a 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with a 32-kilowatt electric motor, which draws its juice from a lithium-ion battery. Total output is 139 horsepower, which is typical for this class. The six-speed automatic transmission, however, comes as a surprise – most hybrids use a continuously variable transmission. We suspect a lot of buyers will appreciate the familiar feel of the Ioniq's gear shifts.

The base model returns 58 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, according to EPA estimates. For reference, that's two mpg more than the second-most efficient hybrid on the market, the Toyota Prius Eco. The Ioniq's upper trim levels are rated at a still-exceptional 55 mpg combined. Naturally, expect the Ioniq Electric and Ioniq Plug-In to improve even further on these figures.

When it comes to versatility, the Ioniq Hybrid gives up nothing. There's sufficient room for four adults to travel comfortably, along with up to 26.5 cubic feet of cargo. Expect almost double that amount with the rear seat folded.

The Ioniq Hybrid comes in Blue, SEL, and Limited trims:


The efficiency champ of the line, the Blue is EPA-rated at 58 mpg combined. For $22,200 (including destination), buyers get automatic climate control, keyless ignition, a rearview camera, a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen, smartphone integration, satellite and HD radio, and 15-inch alloy wheels.


Rated at 55 mpg combined, the SEL ($23,950) adds heated front seats with driver power, upgraded interior trim, LED taillights and running lights, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The optional Tech Package tacks on adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning for $1,000.


Also delivering 55 mpg combined, the Limited ($27,500) gets leather seats, a sunroof, xenon headlights, LED interior lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 17-inch wheels, and Hyundai's Blue Link telematics system. The $3,000 Ultimate Package includes the contents of the SEL's Tech Package, plus navigation, driver memory, adaptive headlights, rear parking sensors, wireless device charging, and an Infinity eight-speaker sound system.

Individual options for the Ioniq Hybrid are limited to small trim and protection items ranging from $50 to $150.

CarsDirect Tip

The Blue combines the best efficiency with the lowest price. It's hard to argue with a pitch like that, but keep in mind that active safety technology comes only on the higher trims.

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