Prices for the Ioniq hybrid start much higher than they do for the similarly sized Hyundai i30 hatchback, but it costs much the same as key rivals such as the Toyota Prius
. The plug-in version is much more expensive, and actually costs much the same as the all-electric version – the Hyundai Ioniq Electric
, which is worth bearing in mind.
The plug-in version, however, can run on electric power alone for up to 39 miles, which means urban users should be able to commute using little or no fuel. The hybrid version can only run on pure electric power for short periods at higher speed, so it’s not as commuter- or city-friendly.
Official emissions figures for the plug-in give it some useful tax breaks, too, while the official fuel economy is mind-bogglingly good, with an average of about 250mpg. Whether you achieve this will depend on the battery charge level and your driving habits, however. Average fuel economy for the hybrid is better than an equivalent petrol car, but not necessarily a diesel.
Residual values for every Ioniq are likely to be a cut above your run-of-the-mill family hatchback, which helps to reduce long-term costs and contributes to some very competitive finance and leasing deals.