Review: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Review: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

With any big purchase, you probably expect to compromise in at least one area. But when you come to Colonia Hyundai in Richmond, you can drop your expectations because we’re sure to surprise you.

Time and again, drivers can hardly believe that they can get a luxury feel and hybrid power at a sub-$25K price tag. Yet, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is a sure thing. Drop by our Chester, Virginia dealership to take one for a test spin, but first, check out our full review:

Performance

All models of the Ioniq – whether you choose the Hybrid, Electric, or Plug-In – give you a sporty and precise feel behind the wheel. Here, we’ll focus on the Hybrid model, which provides plenty of power to get you through a long commute or an interstate road trip without having to make excessive trips to the pump.

The 2017 Ioniq Hybrid (which has three trims – Blue, SEL, and Limited) is powered by a 1.6-liter Atkinson cycle inline-4 engine and a 32 kW permanent magnet high-power density motor, mated to a 6-speed automatic EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission. The system makes a net 139 horsepower and gets an EPA-estimated 55 MPG city and 54 MPG highway, while Blue models get an even more impressive 57 MPG city and 59 MPG highway.

Features

The 2017 Ioniq comes entertainment and convenience features that you may not be used to seeing in a moderately priced sedan. All models have dual-zone climate control, standard Proximity Key entry with push-button start, Apple CarPlay support, Android Auto capability, Bluetooth hands-free system, smartphone and USB input, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, and HD Radio technology. You'll also have easy access to all features via a 7-inch touchscreen display and steering wheel-mounted controls, allowing you to keep your attention on the road at all times. The Ioniq is available with Blue Link Connected Car System, Smart Cruise Control, 8-inch touchscreen navigation, Infinity Premium Audio System with eight speakers, and Qi wireless device charging.

Interior

With more interior space than the Prius, a top competitor, the Ioniq has 122.7 cubic feet of interior space, making it roomy enough for even the tallest passengers. In keeping with Hyundai’s eco-conscious them, the Ioniq was built with sustainable materials that don't compromise on appearance or feel. It features natural plastics made of volcanic stone and bio-fabric made of sugar cane, so you're surrounded by nature – even in the heart of downtown Richmond.  

The Ioniq is available with heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, power tilt-and-slide sunroof, leather seating surfaces, and LED interior lighting.

Safety

Always feel secure in your Ioniq, with available Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, LED daytime running lights and taillights, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, and Dynamic Bending Lights. All models are equipped with a rearview camera, automatic projector headlights, and Hillstart Assist Control.

Pricing

Starting at $22,200 MSRP

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