First off, plugin hybrid vehicles are brilliant. But the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq takes things to a new level. I mean with thoughtful amenities, advanced safety features and ingenious design. In addition, the comfort, convenience and responsiveness. All are proof that the future of plug-ins is brighter than ever.
Further and as written before, the car is getting great reviews across the board.
As well, both efficient packaging and a low center of gravity were taken into consideration. As the battery system is located underneath the rear seats so that the passenger cabin and cargo area is uncompromised in the Ioniq Hybrid, offering a total interior volume of an estimated 122.7 cubic feet (more than Toyota Prius). Even the Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid and the Ioniq Electric, despite having larger battery systems, both offer a generous total interior volume of an estimated 119.2 cubic feet.
The active air flap manages and automatically controls airflow into the engine compartment to improve aerodynamics.
Finally, the Ioniq Hybrid’s electric motor delivers an estimated 32 kW (43 horsepower) with an estimated maximum torque of 125 lb.-ft., powered by a lithium-ion polymer battery with 1.56 kWh capacity. The battery is efficiently positioned under the rear passenger seats. In combination with the 1.6-liter direct-injected engine, Ioniq plugin Hybrid offers a total system output of 139 horsepower while providing low emissions, outstanding efficiency and range. The Ioniq Hybrid Blue model has an EPA-estimated 58 MPG combined rating, the highest rating of any non-plug-in vehicle sold in the U.S. market.
As well, Ioniq’s efficient design offers room for passengers and cargo with more interior volume than Toyota Prius, Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf.
Also, this Ioniq is the first eco-focused vehicle in the world to offer three distinct electrified powertrains on a single, dedicated vehicle.
Here are some of the kick butt features that came on this Car!
However, the all-electric range for commuting is great for train station and commuters less than 30 miles. If you have a charger where you park at work than disregard. However, to drain the battery and get into hybrid mode takes a lot of highway driving. It was an impressive plugin hybrid. However, a Chevy Volt can do over 53 miles pure EV so as they say “I’m confused!” Yet do realize if you charge regularly this car every day and night you can easily run for weeks if not monthly on just all EV which is cheaper versus gas. Although, it has a real range of over yes over the reported 590 miles.
As Hyundai reported:
Furthermore, Hyundai also uses a lithium-ion polymer battery pack for this plugin hybrid. That’s a pack which is 20 percent lighter than non-polymer lithium-ion batteries. Bonus is it can also be shaped “more optimally to the interior than standard cell format batteries. This also provides lower memory sensitivity, excellent charge and discharge efficiency, and outstanding maximum output.”
Finally, Dollar for dollar this is not bad with base model starting at the $25,835 Ioniq plug-in hybrid with $4,000 in federal or state tax credits that can be applied. So check with your dealers knowledge and ask what’s the tax credit. Please note the car tested was $32,985.
In conclusion, for Hyundai lovers (I owned one years ago) you “won’t be” disappointed. This plugin hybrid car was a pleasure to drive. It’s more than less easy to get in and out of. Most cars are not that easy to get in an out of. No further comment. LOL.
With the price I am considering my next car. Just saying!!
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