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Hyundai Ioniq 1.6 GDi Hybrid SE 5dr DCT Review

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The hybrid version of the Hyundai Ioniq is a credible alternative to its rivals, with the plug-in hybrid offering an even more useable and economic option for eco-friendly drivers. It does well to compete against the Toyota Prius class-leader, with a plusher interior and strong performance even on undulating roads. The electric-only version is not so convincing, though, due to its bigger batteries that make the car heavier and restrict boot space.

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Standard kit is competitive on all three versions, including 15in alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, a DAB radio, climate control, automatic emergency city braking, seven airbags and hill start assist on even entry-level SE Ioniqs.

The Hybrid is the most viable option, due to it's good balance of weight, body control and power. The steering stays on the light side – there is a Sport mode but this then adds too much weight – but it’s accurate and throws in enough resistance as you apply lock to help you place the car easily. Around town, the Hybrid rides a little more firmly than a Prius, but not to the extent of being uncomfortable. The payoff is a settled ride at faster speeds, especially if you encounter a set of long, wavy dips and troughs.

Key information

0-62 MPH10.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: 78.5Motorway: 74.3
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating