Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric powertrain options; exceptional fuel economy; Hyundai reliability; advanced safety technology; lifetime battery coverage, reasonable pricing
The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq is available in three different powertrain models, the Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric. The Hybrid model is available in three different trim levels; Blue, SEL and Limited. The Plug-in Hybrid and Electric are available in two trim levels; base and Limited.
The Hybrid model achieves its impressive fuel economy through an advanced drivetrain that pairs a 43-horsepower electric motor to a 1.6L 4-cylinder conventional gasoline engine. Combined, they make 139 horsepower, which is then sent to the front wheels through a 6-speed Ecoshift transmission. While most other hybrids use a continuously variable transmission for maximum efficiency, Hyundai hits their mileage target and delivers a more conventional driving feel by employing a sports-car style dual-clutch "automated" manual.
The Hybrid Blue trim comes standard with 15-inch wheels, active grille shutters, dual-zone temperature control, 7-inch display audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rearview camera, keyless entry and automatic projector headlights.
The Hybrid midlevel SEL adds several safety and convenience features. SEL versions get a Blind Spot Detection system with a rear cross-traffic alert, Smart Cruise Control with a stop and go function, lane follow assist, 10-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, wireless phone charging, LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights, heated side mirrors with turn signals built in, a leather wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters, 8-inch LCD instrument cluster and some additional chrome work around the windows and interior door handles.
The top-of-the-line Hybrid Limited gets upgraded 17-inch alloy wheels, a power tilt and slide sunroof, leather seats, HID headlights, a 10.25-inch screen housing a navigation system, ambient lighting, a Harman Kardon sound system, an electronic auto-dimming rearview mirror with a built-in garage door opener and LED interior lighting.
The Plug-in Hybrid also utilizes the same powertrain as the Hybrid model, which again uses a 1.6L gasoline engine, but supplements it with a more powerful electric motor. Range on the plug-in hybrid will be around 29 miles, after which the gasoline engine kicks in to recharge the batteries.
Lastly, in select markets, the Ioniq Electric is available. It is powered by a 134-horsepower electric motor exclusively, and features a maximum range of about 170 miles, which should be more than enough for most commutes.
The Plug-in Hybrid and Electric base trim comes well-equipped with 16-inch wheels, active grille shutters, heated side mirrors, automatic projector headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, dual-zone temperature control, heated front seats, leather wrapped steering wheel, 8-inch display audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rearview camera and keyless entry. Stepping up to the Plug-in Hybrid Limited or Electric Limited adds Blind Spot Detection system with a rear cross-traffic alert, LED headlights, 10-way power driver's seat, leather seating surfaces, driver seat memory and a 8-inch LCD instrument cluster.
The Plug-in Hybrid has an available Ultimate Package for the Limited trim which adds a power sunroof, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, rear parking sensors, HID headlights, LED interior lighting, wireless device charging, navigation system, 8-inch color touchscreen display and an Infinity premium audio system.
Many safety features come standard on the Ioniq including electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, traction control, brake assist, and a suite of airbags. The higher trim levels also include active safety features such as automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, smart cruise control and headlights with dynamic bending light.
The Hyundai Ioniq returns for 2020 with quite a few changes under the skin to make it easier to live with. The interior has been given a redesign, with a bigger 8-inch screen replacing the old 7-inch unit. The interior redesign also includes new ambient lighting, while housing the controls for some of the new tech that's made its way into the Ioniq. Hyundai's excellent Smart Cruise Control system has been added to several trims, meaning the car will speed up, slow down and even stop to keep pace with traffic. In addition, the systems can also be utilized to help steer the car with its capable lane keep assist system.
Mechanically, the electric version of the Ioniq gets quite a few enhancements to its drivetrain. The most obvious one is a bump in range. While 124 miles was good enough for most commuters, the Ioniq electric can now go 170 miles, thanks to a bigger battery pack. More good news though comes in the form of both faster charging (less than an hour to reach 80 percent) as well as a bit more horsepower, 134 up from 118.
The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq has quickly become a top competitor in the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Taking aim at the Toyota Prius, Hyundai looks to end that domination with their sleek looking Ioniq, which is available as a conventional hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and a fully electric vehicle. Offering a lot of car and a lot of technology at a starting price just over $23,000 has been a strategy that Hyundai is betting will work for the Ioniq. Add that with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and lifetime battery coverage, the Ioniq truly stands out among competitors.
|Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year||3.0|
|EPA Greenhouse Gas Score||N/A|
|EPA Classification||Large Cars|
|Drivetrain||Front Wheel Drive|
|Trans Description Cont.||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD|
|First Gear Ratio (:1)||3.87|
|Second Gear Ratio (:1)||2.22|
|Third Gear Ratio (:1)||1.37|
|Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)||0.93|
|Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)||0.96|
|Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)||0.77|
|Reverse Ratio (:1)||5.35|
|Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)||4.19|
|EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy||59 MPG|
|Cruising Range - City||678.30 mi|
|EPA Fuel Economy Est - City||57 MPG|
|Fuel Economy Est-Combined||58 MPG|
|Cruising Range - Hwy||702.10 mi|
|EPA MPG Equivalent - City||N/A|
|EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy||N/A|
|EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined||N/A|
|Engine Type||Gas/Electric I-4|
|Fuel System||Gasoline Direct Injection|
|SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM||139 @ 5700|
|SAE Net Torque @ RPM||109 @ 4000|
|Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)||N/A|
|Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)||N/A|
|Total Cooling System Capacity||N/A|
|Passenger Volume||96.2 ft³|
|Front Head Room||39.1 in|
|Front Leg Room||42.2 in|
|Front Shoulder Room||56.1 in|
|Front Hip Room||53.8 in|
|Second Head Room||37.4 in|
|Second Leg Room||35.7 in|
|Second Shoulder Room||55 in|
|Second Hip Room||52.9 in|
|Length, Overall||176 in|
|Width, Max w/o mirrors||71.7 in|
|Height, Overall||56.9 in|
|Track Width, Front||61.5 in|
|Track Width, Rear||62.1 in|
|Min Ground Clearance||5.3 in|
|Cargo Area Dimensions|
|Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up||26.5 ft³|
|Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down||N/A|
|Base Curb Weight||2996 lbs|
|Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.||N/A|
|Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.||N/A|
|Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.||N/A|
|Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.||N/A|
|Suspension Type - Front||Strut|
|Suspension Type - Rear||Multi-Link|
|Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)||Strut|
|Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)||Multi-Link|
|Shock Absorber Diameter - Front||N/A|
|Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear||N/A|
|Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front||N/A|
|Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear||N/A|
|Front Tire Size||P195/65HR15|
|Rear Tire Size||P195/65HR15|
|Front Wheel Size||15 X 6 in|
|Rear Wheel Size||15 X 6 in|
|Front Wheel Material||Aluminum|
|Rear Wheel Material||Aluminum|
|Steering Ratio (:1), Overall||N/A|
|Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)||N/A|
|Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb||34.8 ft|
|Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall||N/A|
|Brake Type||4-Wheel Disc|
|Brake ABS System||4-Wheel|
|Brake ABS System (Second Line)||N/A|
|Disc - Front (Yes or )||Yes|
|Disc - Rear (Yes or )||Yes|
|Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness||11 in|
|Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness||10.3 in|
|Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx||11.9 gal|
|Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx||N/A|
5 Years/60,000 Miles
10 Years/100,000 Miles
7 Years/Unlimited Miles
10 Years/100,000 Miles
5 Years/Unlimited Miles
3 Years/36,000 Miles
One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.
Cash Incentive: $1000 or financing
Financing Incentive: 1.9% to 2.9%
Expiration Date: 06/01/2020
Resource: hyundaiusa.com 05/07/2020