Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Hatchback provides a large cargo opening
  • Low coefficient of drag
  • Split-folding rear seats
  • Offers Android Auto and Apply CarPlay

The Bad

  • Styling is very plain
  • Split rear-window cuts into visibility
  • Interior materials feel a little cheap

Notable Features of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq

  • Eco-friendly sedan offered in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric versions
  • Plug-in hybrid has 25 miles of electric range
  • Electric model has 110 miles of electric range
  • Seating for five

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Hyundai is using the 2016 Geneva Motor Show to unveil this new lineup of hybrid and electric vehicles to be sold under the Ioniq banner.

ExteriorRegardless of powertrain, the cars sport the same coupe-like sedan design. Hyundai says the design provides a low coefficient of drag, which you'd expect in a vehicle aiming for efficiency.

There are contrasting colors at the base of the bumper and nine exterior color choices, but what stands out the most is Hyundai's large, hexagonal grille. Taken as a whole, the Ioniq cars don't actually stand out that much, unlike the futuristic design of the current Toyota Prius.


InteriorHyundai is mum on details for the interior, so we'll mostly have to wait until we see it on the show floor. They do say it follows a "Purified High-Tech" concept and will have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Under the HoodThere are three powertrains depending on which model is chosen. There's a 104-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder with a 32 kilowatt electric motor (combined output 139 hp) and six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (hybrid); a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with a 45 kW electric motor and six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (plug-in hybrid); or an 88 kW maximum power electric motor (battery electric version).

Hyundai says the plug-in version will get around 31 miles of pure-electric range on a full charge until the gas engine has to kick in, depending on the environment. The electric version is expec...

Vehicle Overview

Hyundai is using the 2016 Geneva Motor Show to unveil this new lineup of hybrid and electric vehicles to be sold under the Ioniq banner.

ExteriorRegardless of powertrain, the cars sport the same coupe-like sedan design. Hyundai says the design provides a low coefficient of drag, which you'd expect in a vehicle aiming for efficiency.

There are contrasting colors at the base of the bumper and nine exterior color choices, but what stands out the most is Hyundai's large, hexagonal grille. Taken as a whole, the Ioniq cars don't actually stand out that much, unlike the futuristic design of the current Toyota Prius.


InteriorHyundai is mum on details for the interior, so we'll mostly have to wait until we see it on the show floor. They do say it follows a "Purified High-Tech" concept and will have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Under the HoodThere are three powertrains depending on which model is chosen. There's a 104-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder with a 32 kilowatt electric motor (combined output 139 hp) and six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (hybrid); a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with a 45 kW electric motor and six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (plug-in hybrid); or an 88 kW maximum power electric motor (battery electric version).

Hyundai says the plug-in version will get around 31 miles of pure-electric range on a full charge until the gas engine has to kick in, depending on the environment. The electric version is expected to have a range of around 155 miles.


SafetyHyundai has put a lot of safety features on the Ioniq, including automatic emergency braking, a lane departure system, blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control.


Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Ioniq received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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