2022 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid Hatchback

MSRP $30,000 Est.

Ranked #3 in Hatchback

7.3

Overall Rating

2022 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid Hatchback Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 7, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Hybrid cars are quickly getting into the scene as people want maximum mileage and reliability in their cars nowadays with minimum price. Many manufacturers are trying to bring new changes to their hybrid cars in order to improve their sales. Korean manufacturers like Hyundai and Kia are currently dominating this segment as they offer the latest technology, maximum safety, excellent reliability in their cars at a cheaper price. On that note, Hyundai had launched the Ioniq hybrid hatchback a few years back. The driving dynamics of the 2022 Ioniq Hybrid are very good. The acceleration is adequate but feels a bit slow after some time. However, it feels well balanced around corners. The handling is not very responsive but gets the job done. Being a hatchback, it is nimble and is very easy to handle in city traffic. The tires provide good grip even on slippery surfaces.

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Pros

Impressive fuel economy

Smooth handling

Convenient infotainment system

Large boot

Cons

Less cabin space compared to rivals

Sluggish acceleration

What's New?

The Ioniq Hybrid got an all-new exterior design in 2020.

However, it is expected to get some minor changes in the exterior color options.

Apart from that, it is speculated to remain unchanged


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$30000

bodystyle

dr Hatchback

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$30,000 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid Hatchback in Alpine White color
Alpine White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.3

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

7.9

Exterior

7.0

Safety

8.5

Competition

4.0

Final Verdict

7.1

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.3

Overall Rating


Speaking of comfort, the suspension used in the front is MacPherson Strut and when it comes to the rear, it incorporates multi-link suspension as every other hatchback in the segment. Moreover, the Ioniq uses some clever technologies to keep the car in control at high-speed corners. Overall, the 2022 Ioniq Hybrid drives a lot like a regular car which would be suitable for daily commute. The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is a two-row hatchback with its unique design and great fuel economy. 2022 Ioniq hybrid comes equipped with the same 1.6L Inline-4 cylinder engine with a hybrid unit that delivers unbelievable fuel economy. It rivals the likes of the Toyota Prius Hybrid, Kia Niro Hybrid, and Honda Insight Hybrid. Can the Ioniq Hybrid emerge as the top hybrid compact car for 2022 in the US?

2022 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid Hatchback front view
2022 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid Hatchback rear view

8.3/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.9/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

8.5/10
Safety

4.0/10
Competition

7.1/10
Final Verdict


2022 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid Hatchback Features

8.3/10

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid comes in four trims namely, Blue, the SE, the SEL, and the Limited trim. There aren’t many changes but some features are added with each higher trim. The price of the 2022 Ioniq Hybrid is expected to start from $24,000 for the base Blue trim and go up to $32,000 for the top-tier Limited trim. Also, there is a plug-in hybrid variant and an all-electric variant in the lineup. The plug-in hybrid variant is offered only in SE, SEL, and Limited while the Electric only variant comes in SE and Limited trims. These cars will be reviewed separately. 

 As standard, you get cloth upholstery, a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a six-speaker stereo. Going up the trim ladder, you will get heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel in the SE, a sunroof, and alloy wheels in the SEL. Going for the Limited trim gets you leather upholstery, a 10.25-inch touch screen, navigation, and an 8-speaker Harman Kardon stereo with Clari-Fi music restoration technology.

Trim

Blue*

SE*

SEL*

Limited*

MSRP

$23,400*

$25,350*

$28,600*

$31,400*

Key Features

Cloth upholstery

Adds/Upgrades to 'Blue'

Adds/Upgrades to 'SE'

Adds/Upgrades to 'SEL'

 

6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat

Heated front seats

Power tilt-and-slide sunroof

Leather upholstery

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

17-inch alloy wheels

Hyundai's Highway Driving Assist

 

8-inch color touchscreen

Upgraded driver information display

Wireless device charging

Harman Kardon premium audio system

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) Lane Keeping Assist

Upgraded forward collision avoidance system

Integrated Memory System (IMS) for driver seat

*The prices mentioned in the table belong to the 2021 model.

*2021 data used for reference

Which Trim Should You Buy?

We recommend you to go for the SE trim considering the number of features that it offers for the price. It is only $2000 more than the base Blue trim but gets you more creature comforts like Heated Front Seats, a Leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Hyundai’s Blue Link. However, if you have a higher budget then you can opt for the top-tier Limited trim.

 Release date:

 The release date of the Ioniq hybrid has not been officially disclosed by Hyundai yet.

2022 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid Hatchback Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is powered by a 1.6L inline 4 cylinder engine producing 104 horsepower and 109 lb-ft torque. The engine comes mated to a 43 horsepower (32-kW) electric motor with a 1.56 kWh lithium-polymer battery. The electric motor is capable of adding 125 lb.-ft to the vehicle. The combined output of both these motors comes to be 139 hp. The power is delivered to the front wheels as standard via a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

2022 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid Hatchback driving view

You don't have the option of upgrading to an AWD drivetrain here.The engine is as usual very refined which is one of the biggest qualities of Hyundai. The transmission on this is quicker while downshifting when compared to the CVT. The 2022 Ioniq Hybrid can easily accelerate from 0-60 in 8.4 seconds and a quarter-mile in 16.5 seconds, which is sufficient for a family hybrid car. 

Models

2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid*

2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid

2022 Kia Niro Hybrid*

2022 Honda Insight Hybrid

MSRP

$23,400*

$24,525

$29,590*

$25,210

Engine 

1.6L Inline-4/ electric motor

1.8L Inline-4/ electric motor

1.6L Inline-4/ electric motor

1.5L Inline-4/ electric motor

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-speed dual-clutch automatic

CVT

6-speed dual-clutch automatic

CVT

Power 

139 hp @ 5,700 rpm

121 hp @ 5,200 rpm

139 hp @ 5,700 rpm

151 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

125 lb-ft. @ 4,000 rpm

105 lb-ft. @ 3,600 rpm

195 lb-ft. @ 4,000 rpm

99 lb-ft. @ 5,000 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

8.4*

9.6*

8.9

7.7

Quarter mile (sec)

16.5*

17.4*

N/A

16.2

Top Speed (MPH)

115*

112

N/A

114

*2021 data used for reference

Here the Honda Insight Hybrid beats its competition in the 0-60 and quarter-mile race because the car is light and nimble as compared to its rivals. The CVT transmission definitely helps to improve the performance. The Toyota Prius, on the other hand, is the slowest of the lot covering the 0-60 MPH in 9.6 seconds. This is mostly due to the underpowered engine it has on offer. Kia Niro is the odd one out here as it is considered as a crossover but looks more like a hatchback. Since Kia is a sister brand to Hyundai, Niro comes equipped with the engine as the Ioniq. But the engine on the Niro hybrid is tuned for performance rather than fuel economy.

2022 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid Hatchback Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid has impressive fuel economy. This is improved because of the larger and better battery packs announced by Hyundai. It provides 58 MPGe in the city, 60 MPGe on the highway, and 59 MPGe combined. The fuel economy is one of its biggest pros and is the reason why people prefer Ioniq over any other Hybrid. It comes equipped with an 11.9-gallon fuel tank and 1.56 kWh battery-powered hybrid unit which puts its driving range around 714 miles on the highway between each fillup. The hybrid system is functional up to 75mph and after that, the gas engine takes over completely. So to stay economical, don't push the throttle over 75mph.

Models

2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid*

2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid*

2022 Kia Niro Hybrid*

2022 Honda Insight Hybrid* 

MPGe (City)

58

58

48

55

MPGe (Highway)

60

53

44

49

XMPGe (Combined)

59

56

46

52

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

11.9

11.3

11.4

10.6

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

690.2/714/702.1

655.4/598.9/632.8

547.2/501.6/524.4

583/519.4/551.2

*2021 data used for reference

The 2022 Ioniq Hybrid has the best MPG figures among the competition. Thanks to the large 11.9-gallon fuel tank, it has a better range than any of its rivals in the market. The bigger batteries do wonders to its mileage. The Kia Niro Hybrid has the worst fuel economy when compared to its competitors. Note that it comes equipped with the same engine as in the Ioniq So if you are a buyer who is looking for better mileage then the Ioniq Hybrid is the best choice for you. 

2022 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid Hatchback Interior

7.9/10

Being a Hybrid vehicle it is environment friendly but it does not stop there. It gets carried in the interior as well. The materials used in the interior are also environmentally friendly. It uses soft plastic everywhere which is made from recycling old plastic and sugarcane fibers. This does not degrade the looks of the interior, however. The dashboard is curvy with chrome accents in the middle. The steering wheel feels nice to hold and it comes leather-wrapped in the SE trim. The AC vents are triangular-shaped and look unique. Moreover, it has a large infotainment system integrated into the center of the dashboard with the controls and buttons below it. All the buttons and controls are finished in good quality plastics too. 

2022 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid Hatchback cockpit area

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid seats 5 people in two rows. As standard, you get cloth upholstery, a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control with the Blue trim. The SE trim offers you a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Moreover, the front seats come heated in the SE trim. The seats come wrapped in leather upholstery in the Limited trim.

2022 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid Hatchback front seats

Towards the back, the seats are cushioned as well. However, the middle seat on the rear can be left for children because it has less legroom. The low-slung roofline reduces some headroom. Also, the center-positioned battery eats up some legroom as well. 

Models

2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid*

2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid*

2022 Kia Niro Hybrid*

2022 Honda Insight Hybrid* 

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.1/56.1/42.2

39.4/55.0/42.3

40.1/56/41.7

39.3/56.9/42.3

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.4/55.0/35.7

37.4/53.0/33.4

39.1/55.2/37.4

36.9/55.0/37.4

Cargo Capacity (cu ft)

26.5

27.4

19.4

15.1

*2021 data used for reference

The Honda Insight Hybrid has an edge over its competition in terms of its interior passenger space but has very less cargo space than its competitors. The 2022 Ioniq Hybrid misses out on having better interior space because of its low-slung roofline. But it gets back into the game with its massive cargo space. The Kia Niro Hybrid also has less passenger space as well as less cargo space available. Standout interior features in the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid include:

  • 10-way power driver seat with lumbar support
  • 6-way passenger seat with seat height adjustment
  • Premium cloth seating
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Dual-zone climate control

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display. Going for the Limited trim gets you an upgraded 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment display. You would require some time to get used to the infotainment but once you know how to operate it is very easy to use. The infotainment unit is very responsive and does not lag at all. Moreover, it has Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity that will help you to connect your smartphone. 

The infotainment unit includes HD and SiriusXM satellite radio. It also has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in its tech suite. The vehicle comes equipped with a 6 standard speaker setup which can be upgraded to an 8-speaker Harmon and Kardon sound system. Standout infotainment features in the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid are:

  • The 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment display (Limited trim only)
  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • HD radio
  • 6-speaker standard audio system
  • Optional 8-speaker Harmon and Kardon Audio System
  • Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity
  • Bluelink technology

2022 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid Hatchback Exterior

7.0/10

The exterior of the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid remains unchanged as its outgoing model. The exterior design looks wedge-shaped because aerodynamics plays a key factor here. The low-slung roofline adds to the aesthetics and aerodynamics but takes away some of the rear headroom space. Moreover, the hood and the liftgate have been made from aluminum to save weight. 

2022 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid Hatchback 

Coming to the front, the vehicle gets full-LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs. The bumpers on the front are very sleek and the grille looks very appealing. Coming to the sides, you get 17-inch alloys as you go up the trim levels. In short, it looks elegant from the front and sportier from the back. Moreover, it is the lightest car in its segment measuring 2996 lbs of curb weight. Coming to length, it measures a length of 176 inches. When it comes to ground clearance, it is not the segment-leading but manages to offer a decent ground clearance of 5.3 inches.

Models

2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid*

2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid*

2022 Kia Niro Hybrid*

2022 Honda Insight Hybrid* 

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2,996

3,010

3,384

3,000

Length (inches)

176.0

180.0

171.5

183.6

Width (inches)

71.7

69.3

71.1

N/A

Height (inches)

56.9

57.9

60.8

55.6

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.3

5.1

6.3

5.1

Wheelbase (inches)

106.3

106.3

106.3

106.3

*2021 data used for reference

The Kia Niro Hybrid is the heaviest car in the segment weighing around 3384 lbs. while the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is lighter than most of its competitors weighing only 2996 lbs. The Honda Insight Hybrid is the largest amongst all but it is the worst in terms of its ground clearance alongside the Toyota Prius. On the flip side, being a tall car, the Niro has a better ground clearance than others. On the other hand, the 2022 Ioniq Hybrid is wider with a sporty stance. Some of the Standout exterior features include:

  • 17' Alloy Wheels (Limited trim)
  • Power Liftgate
  • Chrome Accents
  • LED Daytime running lights
  • Power tilt-and-slide sunroof
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Light Tinted Glass

2022 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid Hatchback Safety

8.5/10

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq has not been rated by the top organizations yet. Nevertheless, the 2021 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid performed pretty well in its crash tests. It received a ‘superior’ rating for its frontal protection from IIHS. The build quality of Hyundai was never questionable. It is safe to say that it is one of the most equipped cars in terms of its standard safety features. Moreover, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid comes with steel disc brakes on all four wheels. It comes with 11.0-inch rotors on the front and 10.3-inch rotors on the rear which are good enough to stop this vehicle at a decent distance. 

Moreover, the braking system comes with ABS and EBD as standard. Along with that it also comes with automatic emergency braking for panic braking situations. Some of the standard safety features of the 2022 Ioniq Hybrid include anti-lock brakes, stability control, traction control, front and rear parking sensors, front knee airbags, front and second-row airbags along full-length side curtain airbags. Some other Standout safety features include:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Cyclist Detection
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

2022 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid Hatchback Competition

4.0/10

2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid vs 2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid

The Toyota Prius Hybrid is the top contender to the Ioniq Hybrid. Hyundai offers better features than the Prius despite its lower price. The fuel economy is also excellent in the Ioniq. The Toyota lacks styling as well. Both offer excellent reliability. However, the warranty coverage is better on the Hyundai. So, the Ioniq Hybrid is a better option in terms of performance, mileage, and almost on every front.

2022 Toyota Prius Hybrid

2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid vs 2022 Kia Niro Hybrid

The Kia Niro Hybrid is below par in every department except performance. The Ioniq Hybrid does a much better job in all the other departments from fuel economy to braking performance. The interior and cargo capacity is also less which makes it less practical than the Ioniq. Between the two, Ioniq looks more elegant and offers a better economy. The Kia Niro doesn’t live up to the expectations and the Ioniq seems to be a better option of the two.

2022 Kia Niro Hybrid

2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid vs 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid 

The Ioniq Hybrid and the Honda Insight Hybrid are both very similar to each other. But, the Honda has an edge over the Ioniq in every way. It has a better powertrain with a powerful engine that produces more power. The Ioniq on the other hand delivers better fuel economy and better cargo capacity. So, the 2022 Ioniq Hybrid would be a better choice for you if fuel economy and practicality are important for you.

2022 Honda Insight Hybrid 

 

2022 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid Hatchback Final Verdict

7.1/10

The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is one of the best hybrid cars available in the market and is expected to remain unchanged for the 2022 model year. It looks elegant and sporty at the same time. Also, it is loaded with the latest features. It has a clean and well-appointed interior along with the best cargo storage. Furthermore, it offers impressive performance and the powertrain is so efficient. It also delivers the best fuel economy in the segment. In short, it is a complete package available at a relatively affordable price.