The Ioniq Electric is available in two mono-spec trims. The base model checks in at $30,385, with the Limited coming in at $36,885. Even the standard trim comes with the usual power features as well as 16-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights and daytime running lights, heated outside mirrors, keyless push-button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, heated front seats, a seven-inch touchscreen, and an infotainment system that includes Bluetooth, satellite radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, and a rearview camera.
Stepping up to the Limited adds HID adaptive headlights, power-folding side mirrors, a power moonroof, leather-trimmed seats, an eight-inch touchscreen, navigation, a premium audio system, wireless device charging, a power driver seat with memory, Blue Link Guidance, and a suite of advanced safety features not available on the base model that includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, lane change assist, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.
The $6,500 premium for the Limited seems a bit steep, even when you factor in the additional safety equipment, until you consider just the $7,500 Federal tax credit brings it in under $30,000.
Here, then, is how we'd build it:
- Model:2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Limited
- Electric motor: 88 kW
- Output:118 hp / 218 lb-ft
- Transmission: Single-speed reduction gear automatic
- Drivetrain:Front-wheel drive
- MPG:150 City / 122 Hwy MPGe
- Options: None
- Base Price:$36,885 (including an $885 destination fee)
- Best Value Price:$36,885 (before tax credits)