2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Hatchback
- Greater availability of advanced driver safety features
- Vehicle charging can be managed remotely through Blue Link phone app
- Part of the first Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid generation introduced for 2017
- Excellent fuel economy and decent all-electric range
- Long warranty coverage
- Plenty of features for the money
- Feels a bit slow unless going full throttle
- Road noise can be annoying
- Stiff, somewhat uncomfortable ride
- Transmission's shifting isn't always smooth
2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Hatchback pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating6.7 / 10
Toyota has long been the dominant force in the compact hybrid class. So much so that the words "Prius" and "hybrid" are almost interchangeable. But other manufacturers are now encroaching on the Prius' territory, and Hyundai isn't holding back with its 2019 Ioniq hatchback lineup. The Ioniq is available as a standard gasoline model, as well as a traditional hybrid and a plug-in electric hybrid.
The 2019 Hyundai Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) is essentially the same as the standard Ioniq hybrid, but it uses a larger battery, allowing up to 29 miles of electric-only operation in addition to its standard range. Another thing that makes the Ioniq PHEV unique from the hybrid model: It can be plugged in to recharge the battery. That provides a good combination of fuel efficiency and electric mobility for those who aren't ready or interested in driving a fully electric vehicle. The 2019 Ioniq PHEV also has all the practical benefits of a hatchback, plus an easy-to-use interior, an array of available driver's assistance features, and Hyundai's typical generous warranty coverage.
But there are some nits to pick with the Ioniq. The seats can feel unsupportive and the ride can be a bit firm, especially over broken pavement. Interior noise, from both road and wind, is also noticeable, especially when operating in near-silent electric-drive mode. And while no one expects a compact hybrid to be quick, at times the Ioniq requires full-throttle acceleration to keep up with fast-moving traffic.
Overall, we think the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is a strong contender. But you'll still want to give other competitors such as the Chevrolet Volt, Honda Clarity Plug-In, Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid and Toyota Prius Prime a good, close look.
2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid configurations
The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is a five-passenger, four-door compact hatchback. It shares its basic hybrid powertrain and six-speed automatic transmission with the regular Ioniq Hybrid, but the Plug-In comes with a larger 8.9-kWh battery allowing it to drive up to 29 miles in electric mode. The Plug-In is available in two trims: the standard base trim and the Limited, which includes more luxury and technology features.
The Ioniq Plug-In uses a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor to produce a total of 139 horsepower. Standard feature highlights for the base trim include 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlights, keyless entry with push-button start, heated front seats, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a USB port and satellite radio.
The Limited adds LED headlights, a power-adjustable driver's seat, leather seating surfaces, a larger driver information display, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear-seat air vents, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, a drowsy driver warning system, and automatic emergency braking.
An Ultimate package is available for the Limited. It includes turn adaptive headlights with high-beam assist, a sunroof, a larger 8-inch touchscreen display with Hyundai Blue Link connected services, a navigation system, LED interior lighting, rear parking sensors, a wireless phone charging pad, and an Infinity Premium eight-speaker audio system.
Noise & vibration6.0
Ease of use8.0
Getting in/getting out7.0
Child safety seat accommodation7.0
Audio & navigation7.0
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid safety features:
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Applies the brakes automatically to avoid or lessen an impact if the onboard camera and radar sensor predict an imminent collision.
- Blind-Spot Detection
- Helps prevent side collisions by prompting a visual (driver-side mirror) and audible alert when a vehicle is driving alongside.
- Lane Change Assist
- Determines the speed of an approaching vehicle in an adjacent lane and warns if a lane change isn't safe.
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid vs. the competition
2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid
2018 Toyota Prius Prime
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid vs. Toyota Prius Prime
The Prius Prime looks to increase Toyota's virtual stranglehold on the compact hybrid market with slightly less controversial styling and full electric range of up to 25 miles. Efficiency is a huge selling point as is the price, having one of the lowest in the class. But its small cargo area, dismal infotainment system and slow acceleration leave a lot to be desired.
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid vs. Chevrolet Volt
The Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid that combines impressive electric range with excellent road manners and lots of advanced tech and safety features. The Volt has been greatly refined over the past few years. But it still suffers from an interior filled with lower-quality materials as well as a small-ish cargo area and rear seats.
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid vs. Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
The Kia Niro wraps some of the latest plug-in hybrid technology in more traditional compact SUV styling. Along with impressive fuel economy, you get ample cargo space and solid electric-only range. But the Niro PHEV can feel a bit sluggish, and its compact dimensions mean it has less practicality than other small SUVs. It's also not available with all-wheel drive.
2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Hatchback for Sale
The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid gives buyers the best of both worlds — the capability to drive up to 29 miles under full electric power, plus excellent fuel economy from a 1.6-liter gasoline engine once the battery power runs out. It also manages to combine aerodynamic efficiency with modern and relatively standard styling.
The inside is also thoroughly modern yet retains much of Hyundai's ergonomic friendliness and solid build quality. And the panels make a bit of an eco-statement as well — made from recycled and sustainable materials in an effort to further cut down on the vehicle's environmental footprint.
But the Ioniq Plug-In doesn't skimp on features in its quest for efficiency. The standard model includes dual-zone climate control and a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. It also features keyless entry and push-button start along with alloy wheels and a 60/40-split folding rear seat for added practicality.
Stepping up to the Limited trim gets you features usually found on entry-level luxury sedans. There are leather seating surfaces, a power driver's seat, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, emergency braking and rear cross-traffic alert. The limited trim also gets the option of the Ultimate package, which includes an eight-speaker audio system, a larger 8-inch touchscreen, a wireless charging pad, a sunroof and dynamic xenon headlights.
Modern hybrids have to do more than just deliver excellent efficiency. The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid mixes solid electric-only operation with modern tech and safety features to create a competent and affordable hybrid. When you're serious about finding your perfect Hyundai Ioniq, let the experts at Edmunds find the right one for you.
2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Hatchback Overview
The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Hatchback is offered in the following styles: Limited 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM), and 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM).
What do people think of the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Hatchback?
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2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Hatchback Limited 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6AM)
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