Ioniq 2019 awards

Hyundai Ioniq Hatchback 88kW Electric Premium SE 28kWh 5dr Auto

5 doors
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Manufacturer price from:£32,045
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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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Premium SE trim starts to look a bit pricey, but if you love your luxuries there’s leather, electrically adjustable and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and front parking sensors. There’s also additional safety features, including blindspot monitoring and a rear cross-traffic alert, which halts the car if you are about to reverse in to something.

The EV model is quicker off the line, utilising its electric motor’s instant low-down shove to sprint away from the lights in near-silence. Like most EVs, though, it starts to feel more pedestrian beyond 50mph, although for town use, where it’s designed to be used, that’s no issue. Bigger batteries add weight, though, making the Electric noticeably less agile through turns and more brittle over patchy road surfaces.

Key information

0-62 MPH10.2 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: NMotorway: N
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating