The 2018 Hyundia Ioniq Hybrid is Hyundai’s official answer to the Toyota Prius, and it’s a good one. With exceptional fuel efficiency and a strong feature-set, it’s a practical choice for a greener future that avoids the polarizing look of the new Prius.
What's New for 2018
New in 2017, the hybrid carries over mostly unchanged for 2018. Hyundai spent most of its time and money developing a new plug-in hybrid variant, so the only changes to the regular hybrid are available paddle shifters and a new lane-assist function.
Choosing Your Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
The star of the show in the Ioniq Hybrid is the powertrain, which pairs a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine to a 32-kW motor for a total of 139 horsepower. Hyundai says the goal was to exceed the Prius in fuel efficiency, which it did: the EPA estimates the Ioniq Hybrid Blue’s mileage at 57 miles per gallon city, 59 highway, and 58 combined. Also unusual is the six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, lending a more traditional driving experience than the CVTs in many hybrids. Cargo capacity also exceeds the Prius with 26.5 cubic feet behind the rear seats.
If you want to go even greener, the Ioniq is available as either a plug-in hybrid or a full electric. The plug-in and electric versions have their own trim specifications and are listed separately. The Ioniq Hybrid is available in three trims
The Ioniq’s standout features are its mileage and its practicality, both of which are maximized in the base Blue trim. It has just enough luxury features to make you feel at home anyway.
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