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2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

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The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq is a hybrid that makes a strong case for value, including an outstanding warranty. It's similar to the Toyota Prius but with a more ordinary hatchback shape. It's more approachable, and has a friendly face. Ioniq Plug-In Hybrids are an easy step into the electrified future-and Electric models skip gas entirely, of course.

For 2020, a couple of the models get improvements. The gas hybrids get a new mesh grille. The Electric edition (available only in California and other ZEV-rule states) gets a bigger battery, to increase its range from 124 to 170 miles, more than a Nissan Leaf but less than the Hyundai Kona electric crossover that can go 258 miles.

Powerplants range from a 139-horsepower Hybrid that gets an EPA-rated 58 mpg combined; to a Plug-In Hybrid with a range of 29 all-electric miles; to the 170-mile Electric edition. The Ioniq Hybrids have a paddle-shifting 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The Ioniq has a low driving position with comfortable front seats and a well-sorted cockpit. Acceleration is moderate at best, while the handling is no-nonsense. Rear-seat room gets compromised by the roofline, but cargo space swells to more than 26.5 cubic feet when the rear seatbacks are folded.

With its low-rolling-resistance tires, the base Hybrid Blue model gets the best gas mileage, at 57/59/58 mpg, which makes it one of the highest-mileage vehicles that isn't a plug-in. The other Hybrid models get 55 mpg city, 54 highway, 55 combined.

The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid has a larger battery pack and a plug. The PHEV Ioniq can go 29 miles on electricity alone. When its gas engine kicks in, it gets 52 mpg combined, for a net of 119 MPGe.

For 2020, the Ioniq Electric gets a larger battery pack-it grows from 28 kwh to 38.3 kwh. That raises its range to 170 miles, with 136 MPGe. It can recharge to 80 percent in under an hour on a 100-kw fast-charger. It's available in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
The Ioniq hasn't been crash tested by the NHTSA, but the IIHS makes it a Top Safety Pick.

All Ioniqs have automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and automatic high beams. Blind-spot monitors are available, as is adaptive cruise control on more expensive versions.
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The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq is a hybrid that makes a strong case for value, including an outstanding warranty. It's similar to the Toyota Prius but with a more ordinary hatchback shape. It's more approachable, and has a friendly face. Ioniq Plug-In Hybrids are an easy step into the electrified future-and Electric models skip gas entirely, of course.

For 2020, a couple of the models get improvements. The gas hybrids get a new mesh grille. The Electric edition (available only in California and other ZEV-rule states) gets a bigger battery, to increase its range from 124 to 170 miles, more than a Nissan Leaf but less than the Hyundai Kona electric crossover that can go 258 miles.

Powerplants range from a 139-horsepower Hybrid that gets an EPA-rated 58 mpg combined; to a Plug-In Hybrid with a range of 29 all-electric miles; to the 170-mile Electric edition. The Ioniq Hybrids have a paddle-shifting 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The Ioniq has a low driving position with comfortable front seats and a well-sorted cockpit. Acceleration is moderate at best, while the handling is no-nonsense. Rear-seat room gets compromised by the roofline, but cargo space swells to more than 26.5 cubic feet when the rear seatbacks are folded.

With its low-rolling-resistance tires, the base Hybrid Blue model gets the best gas mileage, at 57/59/58 mpg, which makes it one of the highest-mileage vehicles that isn't a plug-in. The other Hybrid models get 55 mpg city, 54 highway, 55 combined.

The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid has a larger battery pack and a plug. The PHEV Ioniq can go 29 miles on electricity alone. When its gas engine kicks in, it gets 52 mpg combined, for a net of 119 MPGe.

For 2020, the Ioniq Electric gets a larger battery pack-it grows from 28 kwh to 38.3 kwh. That raises its range to 170 miles, with 136 MPGe. It can recharge to 80 percent in under an hour on a 100-kw fast-charger. It's available in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
The Ioniq hasn't been crash tested by the NHTSA, but the IIHS makes it a Top Safety Pick.

All Ioniqs have automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and automatic high beams. Blind-spot monitors are available, as is adaptive cruise control on more expensive versions.
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Retail Price

$25,150 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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$1,368 Nat'l avg. savings off MSRP
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Engine I-4
MPG 55 City / 54 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission 6-spd auto-shift man w/OD
Power 104 @ 5700 rpm
Drivetrain front-wheel
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