What used Hyundai Ioniq saloon will I get for my budget?
You can pick up the hybrid now for around £11,000. This will buy a 2016 car with an average or below-average mileage and a full history, from an independent or franchised dealer. Expect to pay between £12,000 and £15,000 for a 2018 or 2019 model in SE form, or between £16,000 and £18,000 for a mid-range Premium Ioniq. Plug-in hybrids hover around the £18,000 mark, at the time of writing, while fully electric ones are still rare and start from at least £20,000.
How much does it cost to run a Hyundai Ioniq saloon?
On paper, the EV model should be the cheapest to run, even if it will probably be the most expensive to buy. If the plug-in hybrid variant fits in with your lifestyle – meaning that you use it for short journeys of less than 30 miles and have access to charging facilities – it should also prove cheap to run. However, if it's registered after April 2017, it'll not benefit from free road tax, and you'll have to pay the flat rate of £140 per year.
The hybrid model will also cost you a similar amount to tax every year, but you won’t get the advantage of extended electric-only driving. However, an MPG figure in the mid-to-high 60s should be easily achievable – that's good for a comfortable five-seat family car with a reasonably big boot.
Hyundai has one of the longest standard warranties available; the Ioniq gets five years of cover over unlimited miles. Just as impressive is the battery warranty, which is eight years and 125,000 miles. Servicing costs will be comparable to those of rivals, but certain work, such as re-gassing the air conditioning, can be costly because Hyundai uses a more environmentally friendly refrigerant gas that's not widely available at third-party garages yet.
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