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2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

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Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid
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2020
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Expert Rating
3.3 (Good)

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2020 SE 4dr Hatchback
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Price:   -  From $26,500
2020 SEL 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $29,500
2020 Limited 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $32,950

Overview

What's New

The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid sees a few exterior tweaks, such as a new grille, new wheel designs, and new and front and rear bumper fascias. Cabin improvements include a larger 8-inch infotainment system, a new instrument panel, and touchscreen heating and cooling controls.

The mid-range SEL trim adds LED headlights and wireless charging, while a newly-available 10.25-inch widescreen display becomes standard on the range-topping Limited model. Active safety features have also been improved across the lineup.

Choosing Your Hyundai Plug-In Ioniq Hybrid

The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is available in three trims: SE, SEL, and Limited. Pricing starts at $27,455 including destination for the base SE and climbs to $33,905 for the Limited.

Engine Choices

The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a 45-kW electric motor. Working in tandem, they generate 156 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. This is fed to the front wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The Plug-In Hybrid can travel 29 miles on electric power alone, according to the EPA. It achieves 52 miles per gallon combined or 119 MPGe (miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent) as a gas/electric hybrid.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid can seat up to five passengers and has a trunk size of 23 cubic feet. The back-seat legroom is pretty good at 35.7 inches.

Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

Safety Features

Every Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid model comes with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and a driver attention monitoring system.

Buyers of mid-range SEL models benefit from blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, while Limited models get front and rear parking sensors.

Connectivity

Last year's 7-inch touchscreen display has been binned in favor of a larger 8-inch unit. It's equipped with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, HD radio, and satellite radio.

You have to move up to SEL trim to get wireless device charging. Limited models are equipped with a 10.25-inch touchscreen, navigation, and an eight-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.

Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

SE - From $27,455

The SE has active grille shutters, heated side mirrors, automatic headlights, and LED taillights. The cabin benefits from dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, six-way power front seats, keyless entry, and push-button start.

SEL - From $30,455

Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid SEL models gain turn-signal indicators in the side mirrors, chrome betline molding, and LED headlights. Inside, upgrades include a 10-way power driver's seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and wireless device charging. The driver information cluster expands to 7 inches as well.

Limited - From $33,905

Despite costing almost $3,500 more than the SEL, the Limited justifies its price with an impressive list of additional specs. It gets the 10.25-inch touchscreen, a sunroof, leather seating, memory for the driver's seat, and ambient interior lighting. Other welcome touches include rear HVAC vents, chrome-accented door handles, and power-folding side mirrors.

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CarsDirect Tip

In the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid lineup, it's hard to justify the SEL's modest upgrades over the more affordable and mechanically identical SE. However, the Limited’s additional safety features and creature comforts make this the standout model in the range.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Stellar efficiency
  • Practical hatchback
  • Good base features
Cons
  • Less range than rivals
  • Budget materials
  • Cramped rear seat
Expert Rating
3.3 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

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: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

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Not bad … for a hybrid. Hybrids are all about efficiency, and the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is no exception. Going green often means sacrificing style, utility, and driving pleasure.

Not so in the Ioniq. Or at least, not so much as usual. Its short hatchback profile won’t find its way to the runway, but it’s a handsome and cohesive design. It looks especially palatable next to more polarizing competition like the Toyota Prius Prime.

Likewise, the handling of the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is average by most standards, but we consider that an achievement for a hybrid. Given the electronic wizardry going on underneath the hood, acceleration and ride are admirably refined and predictable.

Still efficiency king. The Plug-In Hybrid is the middle child of the Ioniq lineup, slotting between the Hybrid and Electric models (covered separately). The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid makes a practical transition between the two, offering a mild electric range without requiring charging stations on road trips.

Thanks to an 8.9-kWh battery, the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid will do up to 29 miles before needing the engine at all, according to the EPA. That’s better than some rivals (like the 22-mile Prius Prime), but it pales next to the 48-mile range of the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

After the battery is depleted, it still achieves an EPA-estimated 52 miles per gallon combined. That’s not far shy of the Ioniq Hybrid, and a strong performance for a plug-in powertrain. With a home charger, the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid's efficiency is among the very best.


Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

Calling shotgun. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid treats front-row passengers well. Bolsters are thick and supportive, and there’s plenty of space for legs and shoulders. Sound dampening is fairly good.

The rear seat is less accommodating. It works for two adults, as long as they aren’t tall – the sloping roofline cuts into the headroom, and the short wheelbase takes its toll in legroom.

The hatchback body pays off behind the seats, however. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid can fit 23 cubic feet of cargo before the seats are folded. That’s three less than the Ioniq Hybrid, but it’s excellent for the class. The Prius Prime manages 19.8 cubic feet, and the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid falls third with 15.5.

More for the money. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid’s interior does sport its fair share of hard plastics, but that’s forgivable given the base trim’s starting price of $27,455. It's one of the most affordable ways into an eco-friendly powertrain, and the Plug-In Hybrid is among the cheapest of its kind.

The top Limited trim smooths out the interior with leather upholstery, adding navigation and Harman Kardon sound to boot. Against luxury competitors, it’s not a bad value.

But we still prefer the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid closer to base. The 8-inch touchscreen comes with smartphone compatibility and is perfectly adequate for our needs. Even better, Hyundai’s comprehensive suite of safety tech and excellent warranty come with every model. We’d consider bumping up to the SEL trim for power-adjustable seats, blind-spot monitoring, and wireless charging, but no further.

Final thoughts. Like many middle children, the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is easily lost between its two siblings. It shouldn’t be – it’s an easy step toward an electric future. For drivers who aren’t quite ready to switch over to electric power, the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is an ideal go-between.

It has no pretensions of being a sports car or a luxury vehicle, but it doesn’t need to be. It’s practical, sensible, and more affordable than the competition. Efficiency is more attainable than ever, and that's a good thing.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.6L I-4 / 104 HP / 109 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd SHIFTRONIC auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
Not Available
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.6L I-4 / 104 HP / 109 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
Not Available
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
11.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$43
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
96 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
176.0 "
Exterior Width
71.7 "
Exterior Height
56.9 "
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
3,318 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
17.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated, Convex Spotter Driver
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Metal-look
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
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
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
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
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (fca) W/pedestrian/cyclist Detection Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist (lka) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Lane Follow Assist (lfa) Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (fca) W/pedestrian/cyclist Detection Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Attention Warning (daw) Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
12 Months / Unlimited Miles

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