The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq: What the critics say
Hyundai’s all-new Ioniq “might be the car that finally wins over electrification skeptics.” A compact sedan that by year’s end will be available in three variations—a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and an electric-only—the Ioniq has a clean, familiar look and drives like a normal modern compact. “Above all, what stands out here is the price.” For starters, the hybrid comes in $2,485 cheaper than a Prius. The electric—with government tax credits—will be “a hell of a good bargain”: a_sub-$20,000 car in some states.
Car and Driver
The Ioniq Electric might be the most intriguing of the three models. Though its 124-mile driving range doesn’t look good next to the Chevrolet Bolt’s 238, the Hyundai sells for roughly $7,000 less and burns through less energy per mile. It drives well too, with an “almost sublimely supple” suspension and enough power and handling prowess that it’s “oh-so-close to being fun.”
New York Daily News
The hybrid model challenges the Prius directly, and there “Hyundai might have beaten Toyota at its own game.” Though we logged a lower number, the EPA says the Ioniq averages 58 mpg. What’s more, buyers achieve such efficiency in a car that’s “confident rather than cartoonish” and requires no compromise in terms of comfort, technology, or driving dynamics. ■