The 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric is a tremendous value for an electric car, both in terms of cost and efficiency. It also offers all the user-friendly technology you expect from Hyundai. However, it falls short in terms of comfort and driving distance. It uses just 25 kWh of electricity per 100 miles.
Affordability and appealing features are among the few things you can brag about in this car. The car has advanced safety features, also when packing the car uses the easy to use technology features . It’s smooth and quiet on the road, and it comes with the peace of mind of Hyundai’s 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Comparing the Ioniq and Chevrolet Bolt, Bolt has double the Ioniq electric with 124 miles estimated to be the driving range on a full battery charge. The Ioniq rear bench is a bit hard and no much rear passenger room.Visibility to the sides and the rear is impeded by thick pillars and a split rear window.
The Ioniq’s has a small electric motor that makes a good torque when it gets going and happy to drive around town. It has 118 horsepower which seems to be slower, with 60 mph in 8.9 seconds. The Ioniq’s wheel feels light in your hands, and it doesn’t transmit much cornering feedback to the driver. But that doesn’t harm the car’s steering in city maneuvers or its inherent stability when cruising straight at speed on the highway.
The battery is positioned lower hence controlling the center of gravity and low curb weight hence sense of composure and liveliness. There is no drivetrain shock as you speed or slow down. Life-throttle braking makes the drive smooth and the brake peddles on the steering wheel add more fun when driving.
The driver’s seat is very comfortable and the backseats are averagely comfortable.Climate control system is the main standout with noise management also commendable. The Ioniq’s interior is highly functional. Its controls are logically arranged, and its driver’s seat is adjustable enough to accommodate people of all sizes.The head and leg room are suitable for short distance comfort, the tall drivers and passengers may complain on longer drives.
Front-seat headroom is ample, even when the sunroof is present. Legroom is decent, though depending on seating position, there may not be enough to stretch on longer drives. It has a small screen but it is easy to use. Bluetooth pairing, and smartphones can be connected with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The voice controls function well but have limited scope. The touchscreen allows swiping and responds as quickly . It uses a grid layout to fit as much information as possible on its home screen. The 8-inch navigation screen is easy to read and zoom in and out on.
There is also automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control are available, but only on the most expensive trim level. For voice controls Ioniq offers basic commands such as making calls and switching the audio source and google voice system by pressing the voice button makes it effective to be use in this car.
The price is 30,385