2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

#9
in Compact hatchbacks
2017 MODEL

$29,500 - $32,500

8.5

Overall Rating

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Overview

Electric vehicles (EVs) are rapidly moving from early adopter toys to mass-advertise fundamentals. You never again require $90K (Tesla Model S cash) to quietly hurry around town. This shouldn't come as an astonishment; reasonable EVs like the Nissan Leaf have been there for sale since a long time. The distinction currently is that a $30K e-car won't strand you amidst a highway amid your extensive drive.

Hyundai's all-new Ioniq is the primary model in the company's line to be offered in three distinct structures: a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric. The all-new 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric – offers an appealing base cost, solid driving execution, stellar mileage, and an upscale interior. The Hyundai Ioniq Electric begins at $29,500, which is about a $1,000 less than the all-electric Nissan Leaf.

All things considered, the Ioniq's quality rests in its space productivity. Its lithium-ion battery pack is mounted underneath the back seats, which arranges for space for a valuable measure of cargo room and helps keep its weight low to the ground. It's likewise one of the more reasonable EVs in the market. These focuses make the Ioniq Electric a shrewd pick.

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Pros

Class-leading fuel economy estimates in hybrid models

Agile handling and comfortable ride

Straightforward infotainment system

Unfussy and unassuming

Bargain priced

Cons

Timid acceleration from the Ioniq Electric

Range looks puny

Anonymous road presence

Short seat cushions

Poor braking performance

What's New?

The Ioniq is new starting from the earliest stage, on a devoted stage.

This gave Hyundai the chance to make the Ioniq precisely what they needed it to be, which for this situation is a profoundly aggressive hybrid and an electric car and a plug-in hybrid.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$29500

bodystyle

4dr Hatchback

passenger capacity

5

top speed

104 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

horsepower

118 hp

torque

218 lb.-ft.

transmission

single-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

10.3 in. ventilated front disc/11 in. solid disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

176 in.

width

71.7 in.

height

57.1 in.

curb weight

3164 lbs.

ground clearance

5.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

96.2 cu ft.

cargo volume

23 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.7 sec.

zero to 100 mph

27.9 sec.

rolling start (5-60 mph)

8.5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

17.3 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

194 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

150/136/122 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

5 years/60000 miles

drivetrain warranty

10 years/100000 miles

corrosion warranty

7 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric in Symphony Air Silver color  2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric in Electric Blue Metallic color  2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric in Ceramic White color  2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric in Black Noir Pearl color
Symphony Air Silver

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Ratings

Features

7.3

Engine

8.4

Fuel Economy

9.1

Interior

8.6

Exterior

8.6

Safety

9.0

Driving

8.3

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric 4dr Hatchback

4dr Hatchback

Fuel: Electric fuel, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$29,500

Configurations
4dr Hatchback (electric 1DD)
Seating: 5 HP: 118-hp
Torque: 218 lbs.-ft. MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (150/136/122)

 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Limited

Limited

Fuel: Electric fuel, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$32,500

Configurations
Limited 4dr Hatchback (electric 1DD)
Seating: 5 HP: 118-hp
Torque: 218 lbs.-ft. MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (150/136/122)

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial October 26, 2018

8.5

Overall Rating


7.3/10
Features

 

8.4/10
Engine

 

9.1/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.6/10
Interior

 

8.6/10
Exterior

 

9.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

Hyundai's all-new Ionic is the primary model in the company's line to be offered in three distinct structures: a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric. The all-new 2017 Hyundai Ionic Electric offers an appealing base cost, solid driving execution, stellar mileage, and an upscale interior. The Hyundai Ionic Electric begins at $29,500, which is about a $1,000 less than the all-electric Nissan Leaf.

Features

7.3/10

In the event that you can live without the most recent cutting-edge driving guides, at that point, the Electric trim should suit you well. Priced at $29500, it accompanies a few standard features like; 16-inch wheels, automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights and taillights, a rearview camera, heated side mirrors, keyless ignition and passage, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated six-way manually adjustable front seats and a 60/40-split folding back seat back and significantly more.

Trim Ioniq Electric Ioniq Electric Limited
MSRP $29,500 $32,500
Key Features Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps w/Delay-Off Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
LED Brakelights LED Brakelights
Radio: 7" Touch-Screen Display Audio -inc: AM/FM/SiriusXM satellite radio/HD Radio/MP3 audio system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, integrated Bluetooth hands-free phone system, iPod/USB/Aux input jacks, Blue Link telematics system & smartphone app and Blue Link Remote Charge Access (3 year complimentary trial) Radio: 7" Touch-Screen Display Audio -inc: AM/FM/SiriusXM satellite radio/HD Radio/MP3 audio system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, integrated Bluetooth hands-free phone system, iPod/USB/Aux input jacks, Blue Link telematics system & smartphone app and Blue Link Remote Charge Access (3 year complimentary trial)
Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
Automatic Air Conditioning 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
6 Speakers 6 Speakers

The Limited trim accompanies everything above except swaps in LED headlights and includes blind-spot detection with rear cross-movement caution, power-folding side mirrors, leather upholstery, a power driver seat with memory settings, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, and rear air vents.

Engine

8.4/10

What's missing from the Ioniq Electric is the sensation of speed that Chevy has so effectively built into the Bolt. -Car and Driver

Engine and Transmission

Equipped with a 28.0-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the Ioniq Electric is motivated by a single 118-hp permanent-magnet synchronous AC motor. Although its power output is modest, the motor provides an instantaneous 215 lb-ft of torque.

Models Hyundai Ioniq electric Nissan Leaf S BMW i3 60Ah Volkswagen e-golf
MSRP $29,500 $30,680 $42,400 $30,495
Engine 88kW Electric 80kW AC Synchronous Motor Electric Motor 100KW Electric
Transmission Single speed automatic Single speed automatic Single speed automatic Single speed automatic
Horsepower 118 hp 107 hp 170 hp 134 hp
Torque 218 lb-ft 187 lb-ft 184 lb-ft 214 lb-ft

It has an 88kW Electric engine and comes with a single speed automatic transmission. Price is reasonable and least among its competitors.

Acceleration

The Ioniq feels great ideal off the line, where the electric motor makes most extreme torque, however, doesn't have as much movement on punch as you'd need. Highway merging requires full accelerator application, and in a few situations, it doesn't feel sufficient.

Models Hyundai Ioniq electric Nissan Leaf S BMW i3 60Ah Volkswagen e-golf
0-60 MPH 8.1 sec 9.7 sec 6.4 sec 8.5 sec
Quarter mile 16.3 sec 17.3 sec 15.3 sec 16.6 sec
Engine Electric Electric Electric Electric

It is the second quickest car of the segment after the BMW i3 60 Ah, which speeds up to 60 mph in just 6.4 seconds on the contrary to the fact that Hyundai Ioniq Electric takes 8.1 seconds to do the same.

Handling and Steering

Despite the fact that grip is unassuming, the Ioniq Electric maintains great self-restraint around turns. Its focal point of gravity is pleasant and low, because of the mounting of the lithium-ion batteries underneath the rear seats.

The Ioniq Electric's steering is light, simple and moderately exact. It's all around tuned for its motivation. Similarly, as with different EVs, there's no traditional transmission outfit shifting. Acceleration is constantly instant. You can utilize the steering-wheel oars to alter the level of regenerative braking, yet even the most extreme sum isn't sufficiently forceful for genuine one-pedal driving.

Braking

The brake pedal is easy to modulate, and there's a seamless transition from regenerative braking to traditional friction braking.

But the brake pedal loses any sense of mechanical feel in panic braking and the Ioniq's brakes suffer from noticeable fade after repeated use.

Model Hyundai Ioniq electric Nissan Leaf S BMW i3 60Ah Volkswagen e-golf
Brake Front (in.) 11.0 11.1 11.0 11.3
Brake Rear (in.) 11.2 11.5 11.0 10.7
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3164 3323 2799 2455
60-0 MPH (ft.) 129 129 125 122

Equipped with almost equally large brake pads as its other opponents, Hyundai's Ioniq Electric still holds the bottom position along with Nissan's Leaf S, both taking 129 ft. to come to rest from a speed of 60 mph.

Volkswagen e-golf is the segment topper and takes 122 ft. to come to halt.

Fuel Economy

9.1/10

The Ioniq Electric gets 150 mpg in the city and 122 mpg on the highway. These stats make sure that you will not easily get into a situation where you have to wait on the roadside because you car's fuel is down.

Model Hyundai Ioniq electric Nissan Leaf S BMW i3 60Ah Volkswagen e-golf
e-MPG (city) 150 124.0 137.0 126.0
e-MPG (highway) 122 101.0 111.0 111.0
e-MPG (combined) 136 112.0 125.3 119.0

It is surely the most fuel-efficient car in this segment. None of its opponents even revolve around such stats. The second position holder is the BMW i3 60Ah which gives a combined e-MPG of 125.3 as compared to 136 iof Hyundai Ioniq Electric.

Interior

8.6/10

The Ioniq is an easy car to drive. You don't need the owner's manual to figure out the controls, and there's ample adjustability for drivers of all sizes. -Edmunds

The all-new Hyundai Ioniq offers fantastic cabin materials and appealing trims. The infotainment framework is anything but difficult to work for most, and connecting your cell phone to the framework is straightforward.

The seats in the front and rear offer a decent measure of space for most normal heightened travellers. For the class, there is a decent measure of trunk space in all Ioniq models; however, the hybrid model offers a couple more cubic feet than the plug-in hybrid and electric versions.

You needn't bother with the owner's manual to make sense of the controls, and there's sufficient movability for drivers all things considered. Rear legroom is unremarkable, however, and rear permeability characteristics could be an issue for the individuals who are specific about such things.

Seating and Comfort

The Ioniq offers a decent level of solace appropriate for day by day driving. The seats have great padding and adequate help, with powerful seat heaters that Hyundai vehicles frequently accompany. The ride comfort is all around adjusted, yet the measure of cabin street clamor could get tedious on an excursion.

Model Hyundai Ioniq electric Nissan Leaf S BMW i3 60Ah Volkswagen e-golf
Passenger capacity 5 5 4 5
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 39.1/56.1/42.2 41.2/54.3/42.1 39.6/53.6/40.5 38.4/55.9/41.2
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 37.4/55.0/35.7 37.3/52.5/33.3 37.2/49.2/31.9 38.1/53.9/35.6

The front entryways open wide, and step-in-height is low. The openings for the rear entryways are somewhat smaller; however, it isn't so much significantly harder to move in or out of the back than the front.

There's abundant space in front. The abundance of rear seat headroom accessible in spite of the sloping rear roofline is calculable. Three grown-ups in the back would most likely be a press width-wise, however, two would be agreeable. Rear knee-room is sufficient, yet not intemperate. Under-seat foot space is somewhat tight.

Yet at the same time, this is the most spacious car in the section.

Interior Features:

  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated six-way manually adjustable front seats
  • 60/40-split folding rear seatback
  • SAE Combo DC fast charger
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Adaptive cruise control

Infotainment System

Hyundai is bullish when it comes to technology. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard in all Ioniq models. Plus, a slew of advanced driver aids are available, and Blue Link is one of the more comprehensive telematics systems available.

There is much to use in its infotainment system:

  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • 7-inch touch-screen display
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Satellite radio
  • HD Radio
  • Bluetooth 

Cargo Volume

The Ioniq Hybrid has 26.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats. The plug-in hybrid and electric models have somewhat less space (23.8 cubic feet) in light of the fact that their battery packs are situated in the storage compartment. All Ioniq models have more cargo space than generally equals. In any case, the car's inclined roofline inhibits space for bigger cargo things.

Model Hyundai Ioniq electric Nissan Leaf S BMW i3 60Ah Volkswagen e-golf
Cargo Volume rear seat up (ft.3) 23.8 23.6 15.1 22.8
Cargo Volume rear seat folded (ft.3) N/A 30.0 36.9 52.7

Here even Hyundai Ioniq Electric's nearest competitor is Nissan Leaf S having cargo space of 23.6 cubic feet, whereas Ioniq electric offers 23.8 cubic feet of space.

Exterior

8.6/10

Some aspects of the Ioniq's design have been defined by aerodynamics, such as the smooth roofline that ends in a flat rear, which pays off in the best aerodynamics in any car in the U.S. Rear visibility comes through two rear windows. -KBB

Dimensions and weight

No matter which of the exterior dimensions you compare, this car will not disappoint you in person but yes, you may find it short in height and lagging in ground clearance when you see its other competitors. With a length of 176 inches and width of 71.7 inches, this is the longest and the widest car here. Also, its 57.1 inches of height and 5.5 inches ground clearance make it the shortest and almost the lowest car of the segment.

Model Hyundai Ioniq electric Nissan Leaf S BMW i3 60Ah Volkswagen e-golf
Curb weight (lbs.) 3164 3323 2799 2455
Length(in) 176.0 175.0 157.0 168.1
Width(in) 71.7 69.7 70.0 70.8
Height(in) 57.1 61.0 62.0 57.2
Ground clearance (in) 5.5 6.3 5.4 5.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.3 101.0 103.5
Track width (in) F/R 61.0/60.0 60.6/60.4 61.9/62.0 60.8/59.5

Exterior Features:

  • 16-inch wheels
  • Automatic headlights
  • LED daytime running lights and taillights
  • Blocked-off grille covered in the usual piano-black plastic
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Rearview camera 

Safety

9.0/10

Safety Features and Rating

The Hyundai Ioniq's only standard advanced safety feature is its rearview camera. That's not unusual for the class. Available safety features include:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

NHTSA and IIHS have not yet rated this car.

Competition

Hyundai Ioniq Electric Hatchback vs Nissan Leaf S

Hyundai Ioniq Electric is equipped with a more powerful electric engine of 88kW as compared to an 80kW engine of Nissan Leaf S and hence is able to produce more torque and horsepower. Ioniq Electra is 1.6 seconds quicker than its opponent to reach 60 mph from rest.

Braking in both the vehicles is almost similar and they both are the poorest performers of the segment. In terms of being a fuel efficient vehicle, Ionic Electric has no match and is better than its rival. Also, exterior and interior, both dimensions are bigger in Ionic Electric, but it falls shorter in height and headroom than its rival. Cargo space is almost equal in both the cars. Hence, Ioniq Electra would be the smarter pick among the two.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric Hatchback vs BMW i3 60Ah

BMW i3 60 Ah produces more horsepower than Ioniq but lags behind in torque production.

Also, its acceleration is unmatchable as it takes just 6.4 seconds to catch up a speed of 60 mph from zero. Whereas Ioniq Electra takes 8.1 seconds to do the same.

BMW is better than its rival at braking but Ioniq Electric takes the lead when it comes to fuel efficiency. Cargo space offered in Hyundai's Ioniq Electric is largest whereas it is the least in case of BMW i3 60 Ah. If you are looking for a family car rather than going sportier, Ioniq Electra shall be your choice.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric Hatchback vs Volkswagen e-Golf

Although Volkswagen e-Golf is equipped with a 100kW electric engine and produces higher horsepower than any other car in the segment, yet Ioniq is the highest torque producer.

Acceleration is somewhat quicker in Ioniq Electric, but e-Golf shows the best braking stats.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric being the most fuel efficient car of the segment never tends to stop your journey. Also, Ioniq allows you to carry more stuff with you as it offers best in class cargo space. Hence, Ioniq wins the game even after a tough competition.

Final Verdict

Judging the Ioniq absolutely based on transportation, it is incredibly sharp looks, upscale interior, agreeable and fit out and about. Also, alongside the Nissan Leaf S, BMW i3 60 Ah, Volkswagen e-Golf and a bunch of different electrics on our streets, the Ioniq is a piece of a future i.e., attainable EVs that fulfill a driver's genuine needs of solace and execution that is by all accounts getting consistently nearer.

The Ioniq Electric gets a considerable measure right and its equation could help urge numerous holdouts to jettison their tailpipes. This car is simple on the wallet and the eyes offer an industry-beating level of productivity, and in some way or another likewise, a joy to drive.

How about we trust Hyundai gets settled with being an EV mark soon. In any event, until further notice, the Ioniq Electric's most noteworthy impede may very well be in Hyundai's careful rollout.


 

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