Unchanged for this model year, the Ioniq Hybrid remains the most affordable way to park a hybrid Hyundai on your driveway. There are four trim levels but no engine or transmission alternatives, making this an easy range to navigate.
Choosing Your Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
The Ioniq Hybrid is powered by a 1.6-liter engine allied to a 32kW motor and a 240V battery. It generates a combined 139 horsepower and 109 pound-feet of torque, supplied to the front wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Fuel economy is estimated at 58 miles per gallon city, 60 MPG highway, and 59 combined in entry-level Blue trim, though other models see their figures drop to 54/57/55 MPG.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
Cargo capacity for the five-seater Ioniq Hybrid stands at 26.5 cu ft with the rear seats in place.
The Ioniq Hybrid range has an impressive roster of standard safety, including forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, and a driver attention monitoring system. Also present are traction control with hill start assist, brake force distribution and braking assistance, seven airbags, and automatic high beams. SE trim adds LED daytime running lights and blind-spot/rear cross-traffic alerts, SEL introduces lane-following assist with smart cruise control, and Limited delivers highway driving assistance in tandem with parking distance warnings.
Every Ioniq Hybrid has an eight-inch color touchscreen powering an infotainment system that includes an HD radio, smartphone integration, and USB ports. SE buyers benefit from satellite radio and connected car services, SEL adds wireless device charging, and Limited offers navigation plus an eight-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system.
Even the most basic Ioniq Hybrid comes with automatic projector headlamps, active grille shutters, a rear spoiler, and vehicle stability management. Keyless entry precedes a cabin with a push-button start, dual-zone climate, solar glass, and six-way adjustment for the front seats. An eight-inch touchscreen underpins smartphone integration, HD radio, and the rearview camera’s parking guidelines.
There are no packages available on any Ioniq Hybrid model.
SE is usually the entry point on Hyundai ranges, but here, it comes with over 15 upgrades on Blue. These include heated front seats with power and lumbar adjustment for the driver, a seven-inch LCD color information display behind the leather-wrapped steering wheel and matching shift knob, LED daytime running lights, and satellite radio.
Upgrading to SEL trim brings 17-inch alloy wheels in lieu of the 15-inch wheels fitted to lesser models, while it’s possible to spot a powered sunroof and LED external lights even at a glance. LEDs also provide ambient illumination in a cabin whose other upgrades include wireless smartphone charging, smart cruise control, chrome detailing, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The flagship Ioniq Hybrid delivers parking distance sensors and highway driving assistance, leather trim and ambient lighting, navigation, and an eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. External flourishes include chrome door handles, power-folding side mirrors with puddle lamps, and premium door sills.
Opting for SE trim saves over $3,000 compared to higher models in the Ioniq Hybrid range, and its specifications will likely suit most purchasers of this good-value hybrid sedan.