2020 Hyundai Ioniq - Buyer’s guide

2020 Hyundai Ioniq - Buyer’s guide

The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq is part of a generation that debuted in 2017, being one of the most recent additions to the EV segment, the Hyundai Ioniq received a recent upgrade for 2020. While the Ioniq might look like a normal electric vehicle, it is not just another EV as it comes laden with some major industry advancements with a suite of a total three variants in its lineup, an all-electric Hyundai Ioniq, Ioniq plug-in hybrid and a hybrid option by the name Ioniq Hybrid. Also, it's Hyundai’s first example of electric transportation with a subscription basis. 

The recent update around the car is focused to make it easy for the drivers and the occupants and the list includes forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and driver drowsiness monitoring as standard.  The automaker has also introduced the ChargePoint mobile app for the drivers so that they can choose from more than 33,000 charging spots on the ChargePoint network, including hundreds of DC fast charging ports and stations to charge.

Hyundai Ioniq front

Price

Here is a look at the Hyundai Ioniq complete price-list:

IONIQ HYBRID Blue

$22,200

IONIQ HYBRID SE

$24,150

IONIQ HYBRID SEL

$27,400

IONIQ HYBRID Limited

$30,200

IONIQ PLUG-IN HYBRID SE

$25,000

IONIQ PLUG-IN HYBRID SEL

$28,000

IONIQ PLUG-IN HYBRID Limited

$31,450

IONIQ ELECTRIC SE

$33,045

IONIQ ELECTRIC Limited

$38,615

The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid base price starts at $22,200, making the car as one of the least-expensive compact cars with a hybrid functionality. Going up to the higher trim levels, the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid gets a price tag starting at $25,000, and lastly, the Ioniq Electric starts at $33,045.

Hyundai Ioniq electric

Engine specifications

Specs

Hybrid

Plug-in Hybrid 

All electric

Engine Type

1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor

1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor

38.3 kWh battery system capacity

Max Power

139 hp

139 hp

134 hp 

Max Torque

203 Nm 

280 Nm 

295 Nm

Transmission

6-speed automatic 

6-speed automatic 

Single-speed transmission

Coming to its mileage offering, the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid and Electric offer an improved fuel mileage with 24.23 kmpl in the city and 25.08 kmpl on the highway. Additionally, the Plug-in Hybrid provides the car at 50.59 kmpl combined city/highway mileage. Lastly, Ioniq Electric provides an all-electric range of 273 km and earns 133 MPGe.

Hyundai Ioniq charging socket

Exterior

Hyundai packs its Ioniq with the familiar hatchback body styling cue. The car gets a strong aerodynamic stye with decent looks that support its tidy proportions with a well-detailed body. Offering one of the best well-balanced body, the hatchback adopts a new mesh grille for 2020, while Electrics have a distinct pattern on the outside. Also, the car gets redesigned front and rear end with LED headlights and taillights. Given below is a list of the dimensions of the car:

Length

4470 mm

Width

1820 mm

Height

1450 mm

Wheelbase 

2700 mm

Ground clearance

127 mm

Interior

Hyundai Ioniq interior

The Ioniq can seat up to five people in two rows. The car offers an ample amount of storage for the first row occupants and the others. The Ioniq has an attractive cabin with an array of eco-friendly materials that include surfaces made of raw sugar cane, wood, and volcanic stone. The Ioniq gets one of the largest cargo holds in its segment with up to 26.5 cubic feet of cargo space. However, the room space is reduced slightly to 23 cubic feet in plug-in-hybrid and electric models because of the batteries.

Coming to the in infotainment, the Ioniq gets an easy-to-use infotainment system with crisp graphics and intuitive touch-screen. The standard system features Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, an 8-inch touch screen, HD Radio, voice recognition, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and a USB port. The other list of available features includes an eight-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, a 10.25-inch touch screen, navigation, and wireless device charging.

Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq the highest rating of 'Good' in all six crash tests and properly equipped Ioniqs earned a top rating of 'Superior' for front crash prevention. Additionally, the car also performed well in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration test as they gave the 2020 Ioniq an overall safety rating of five out of five stars in the crash tests and four stars in the rollover evaluation.

Hyundai Ioniq safety

The Ioniq comes with a rearview camera, driver drowsiness monitoring, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, and automatic high-beam headlights as standard across all its trim levels. Also, its optional active safety features include pedestrian detection, stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Competition picks

Considering the Ionic’s price point and its features laden expertise from the carmaker, it gets an intense competition as all the motor brands look forward to shifting into the EV and electric culture. Some close rivals of the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq include the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight.

Hyundai Ioniq rear

Which is better: Hyundai Ioniq or Honda Insight?

The similarly ranked Honda Insight also shares similar attributes with the Hyundai Ioniq as both the cars are equally renowned in the electric segment. However, there are several key differences between both the car that will likely factor the buying decision of any user. Both of these cars have excellent fuel economy estimates, but the Ioniq gets an upper hand at this as it offers a bit better fuel economy. With the Honda Insight that comes with more standard safety tech and rear-seat legroom, the Hyundai Ioniq gets more cargo space and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as a plus point. Since both the cars are very close in competition, the decision breaks down to personal preference and price selected by the buyer.

Summing up

The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq is a great choice for shoppers interested in a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or a fully electric vehicle. The car is a topper in its segment as it offers great fuel economy besides plenty of cargo space, and comes packed with lots of features backed by Hyundai’s safety assistance bits. Lastly, to pair it all up, the car comes with an affordable price to make its way to the desired buyer's garage.  

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