BUFFALO, NY — The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is all about going green and offers more than many of its competitors. Getting better fuel economy sounds great, but at what cost? Many people don’t want to drive tiny, unpowered cars that take all the fun out of driving. Drivers want to be greener, but don’t want to spend tons of money or be inconvenienced to do so. What options are left for the average driver? We road-tested the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid SEL trim level, which offers over 50 MPG, we took it on a road test to see what it would be like to drive one every day.
On the plus side, this 5-seater has a reasonable starting price of $22,400 and can earn up to 57 miles per gallon in the city and 59 miles per gallon on the highway and no need to plug-in. One of the best reasons to consider a Hyundai Ioniq is the long warranty. A 10-year /100,000-mile warranty, which really is a compelling story, especially if you are buying the car. The Ioniq is available in 6 exterior colors and offers a large trunk for gear.
Some disappointments were the ride and seating comfort, with the second row seating being on the tighter side compared to competitors. The handling felt light and the power was barely enough. Surprisingly, a bit of road noise was heard in the vehicle, making it difficult to have a quiet conversation with others.
The Hyundai Ionic is a great option for your new driver who is trying to balance school and a part-time job on a budget, as well. Safety is a top concern for all drivers and the Ionic offers quite a bit of standard features that will make you more confident on the road.
The Ioniq is one of the few vehicles that doesn’t make you feel that you need to make any sacrifices to drive a more environmentally friendly car!
Watch my review and you can decide if this is the car for you.