Hyundai Ioniq Model Review

57/59  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
10.5  Sec.
0-60 MPH
26.5  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq?

The Hyundai Ioniq is the only model that has successfully stopped the Prius' two-decade dominance in the budget green-car category. It offers plenty of safety and tech features, a lower price point than its rivals, and a class-topping acceleration. Notably, the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid 58 mpg fuel economy is the highest of any non-plug-in hybrid on the market. It provides excellent intuitive controls and ample cargo and passenger spaces. The Ioniq is lauded for maintaining a restrained, more traditional design as opposed to the spaceship-like, 'futuristic' styling adapted by its peers. A new variant, the Ioniq Plug-In, joins the electric lineup for 2018. Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters are now standard on SEL and Limited trims. The lane departure warning system now includes a lane-keeping assist function that prevents the Ioniq from drifting out of its lane unintentionally. The Ioniq Hybrid and Electric carry on unchanged for the 2018 model year.

2018 Hyundai Ioniq Interior

2018 Hyundai Ioniq Trims and Features

The 2018 Hyundai Ioniq models are available in three primary trim levels: the base Blue, the SEL, and the Limited. The Blue features 15-inch alloy wheels, selectable driving modes, keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, height-adjustable front seats and 60/40-split folding rear seats. Tech equipment includes dual-zone automatic climate control, a driver information display, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, a USB port, wireless connectivity, satellite and HD radio and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto function.

SEL trims receive heated side mirrors, LED daytime running lights, steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, an upgraded driver information display, a rear center armrest, a power driver seat and chrome interior and exterior accents. Rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring are also present. Drivers can also opt for the Tech package that adds adaptive cruise control, a lane departure and mitigation system and automatic emergency braking.

The range-topping Limited trim comes with 16-inch eco-spoke wheels on the electric models and 17-inch alloy wheels on the Hybrid models. Other superlatives include a power moonroof, HID headlights with LED accents, LED interior illumination, LED tail lights, heated front leather seats, leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, rear seat air vents and power-folding side mirrors.

The Limited's tech department boasts a 7.0-inch center touchscreen, a 7.0-inch driver's display screen, Blue Link Telematics, Remote Charge Access, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Remote Package and Connected Care.

2018 Hyundai Ioniq Wheels

High Efficiency - 2018's Reality

The 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid combines a 32kW electric motor with a 1.6-liter I-4 to produce a total output of 139 horsepower. It returns 57/59 mpg city/hwy for the Blue trim and 55/54 mpg for the SEL and Limited trims. The Ioniq Plug-In employs a similar 1.6-liter engine but cranks out 156 horsepower thanks to a more substantial 45 kW electric motor. The EPA is yet to evaluate the Plug-In. Both models use a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to power the front wheels. The Ioniq Electric brings a 118-horsepower, 215-lb-ft of torque 88kW electric motor to the table. EPA estimates place it at 124 miles per full charge. It makes a run from zero to 60 mph in 9.4 seconds and stops from 60 mph in about 120 ft.

2018 Hyundai Ioniq Side

Safety in the Forefront of Hyundai Tech

The SEL trim on the Hybrid installs rear-cross traffic alert and blind-spot warning as standard equipment. An optional Tech Package on the SEL earns it lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. Driver assistance safety features such as adaptive cruise control, Dynamic Bending Light headlights, automatic emergency braking, rear parking sensors and lane departure warning are available in the Limited trim's Ultimate package. The federal government has not tested the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq, but the IIHS considers it a Top Safety Pick.

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