So many choices at a reasonable price

  • Electric when you want it. Gas when you need it.⁠
  • Driving range increases from 124 miles to 170 miles exceeding Nissan Leaf
  • Battery pack capacity increases from 28 kWh to 38.3 kWh
  • The on-board charger increases from 6.6 kW to 7.2 kW, increasing charging speed.
  • When you use a 100-kW fast-charging station, the new battery can reach an 80% charge in as little as 54 minutes.
  • 133 combined MPGe makes IONIQ Electric one of the most efficient vehicles sold in the U.S.
  • Horsepower increases from 118 hp. to 134 hp.
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2020 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV charge

What is not to love about a 2020 Hyundai Inoiq plug-in hybrid? A combined battery and gas range of up to 630 miles? Yes. The option of driving in all-electric mode? Yes. Special access to HOV lanes? Yes. The ability to use gasoline or electricity? Yes

Hyundai introduced its redesigned eco-friendly Ioniq car lineup in a North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the alternative vehicle auto show. IONIQ Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, and Ioniq Electric all received refreshed exterior and interior designs, added infotainment technology, and new Hyundai SmartSense active safety features and driving assistance systems.

Drivers of the new 2020 IONIQ Electric can also enjoy 170 miles of range thanks to an upgraded 38.3-kWh battery with 36% more energy capacity. All 2020 IONIQ models also receive revised feature packaging because of all the product enhancements. IONIQ Hybrid with an EPA estimated 58 combined MPG remains the fuel economy leader for a non-plug-in vehicle.

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2020 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV interior

The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV Limited I drove was intuitive on the inside and fun to charge. I have solar panels and charged the Ioniq PHEV during the day, in the privacy of my home with domestic energy. I don’t have a supercharger, so it takes about seven hours to charge the battery, but that would give me 170 miles driving range, and I don’t use that in a week. Having gasoline and plug-in options takes away any range anxiety I would have if I were to take a trip from Sacramento to Los Angeles.

While the United States continues to create an electric infrastructure, the plug-in hybrid is an excellent option for people that want to ease into an electric vehicle.

Powertrain

The selling point about this vehicle is the powertrain. The new IONIQ Electric’s battery has been upgraded from 28 kWh to 38.3 kWh, meaning drivers can go even further between charges. It boasts 36% additional energy storage capacity, offering a total of 170 miles of estimated range.

Its e-motor delivers 134 horsepower and 218 lb.-ft. of torque and is fitted standard with a 7.2-kW on-board charger – an upgrade from current 6.6-kW – for Type 2 AC charging. Using a 100-kW fast-charging station, you can charge the battery 80% in as little as 54 minutes.

The new IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Plug-in feature the known 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine delivering 104 horsepower and 109 lb-ft. of torque.

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2020 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV engine

IONIQ Hybrid’s permanent magnet electric motor delivers 32 kW with maximum torque of 125 lb.-ft., powered by a lithium-ion polymer battery with 1.56 kWh of capacity positioned under the rear seats. The plug-in version’s electric motor delivers 45 kW (60 horsepower) with maximum torque of 125 lb.-ft., powered by an 8.9 kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery.

The 1.6-liter GDI engine combined with the electric motor in IONIQ Hybrid delivers a total system output of 139 horsepower and up to 195 lb.-ft. of torque. The IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid model provides a total system output of 156 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque.

IONIQ Hybrid Blue model still has an EPA-estimated 58 MPG combined rating, the highest rating of any non-plug-in vehicle sold in the U.S. market. Drivers choosing IONIQ Plug-in can safely rely on 29 miles of pure electric driving range powered by the 8.9 kWh battery pack.

I test drove the PHEV Limited, a vehicle I would recommend buying. Here are the changes for a Limited and the PHEV:

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2020 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV cargo

2020 IONIQ Hybrid Limited enhancements (Replaces 2019 Model Year Limited with Ultimate package trim)

LED Headlights added (Projector-beam for 2019 Model year)
Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go added (Stop & Go was not available for 2019 Model year)
Electronic parking brake added (not available in 2019)
10.25-inch Navigation system added (8-inch for 2019 Model year)
Ambient interior lighting added (not available in 2019)
Harman Kardon premium audio added (Inifinity in 2019)
Highway Driving Assist added with SmartSense (not available in 2019)
Front parking sensors added with SmartSense (not available in 2019)
Lane Follow Assist added with SmartSense (not available in 2019)
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection added with SmartSense (not available in 2019)
Regenerative brake level control paddles (not available in 2019)

2020 IONIQ PHEV Limited enhancements (Replaces 2019 Model Year PHEV Limited with Ultimate package trim)

Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go added (Stop &Go was not available for the 2019 Model year)
Electronic parking brake added (not available in 2019)
10.25-inch Navigation system added (8-inch for 2019 Model year)
Harman Kardon premium audio added (Inifinity in 2019)
Ambient interior lighting added (not available in 2019)
Highway Driving Assist added with SmartSense (not available in 2019)
Front parking Sensors added with SmartSense (not available in 2019)
Lane Follow Assist added with SmartSense (not available in 2019)
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection added with SmartSense (not available in 2019)
Regenerative brake level control paddles (not available in 2019)

2020 IONIQ Electric Limited enhancements

Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go added (Stop &a Go was not available for 2019 Model year)
LED Headlights (Projector-beam for 2019 Model year)
10.25-inch Navigation system added (8-inch for 2019 Model year)
Harman Kardon premium audio added (Infinity in 2019)
Ambient interior lighting added (not available in 2019)
Highway Driving Assist added with SmartSense (not available in 2019)
Lane Follow Assist added with SmartSense (not available in 2019)
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection added with SmartSense (not available in 2019)

New Colors

Stellar Silver
Electric Shadow

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid Pricing

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid Blue
1.6L GDI + 32 kW Electric Motor Hybrid
6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission with shiftronic
Front-wheel-drive
$23,000

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid SE
1.6L GDI + 32 kW Electric Motor Hybrid
6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission with shiftronic
Front-wheel-drive
$24,950

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid SEL
1.6L GDI + 32 kW Electric Motor Hybrid
6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission with shiftronic
Front-wheel-drive
$28,200

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid Limited
1.6L GDI + 32 kW Electric Motor Hybrid
6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission with shiftronic
Front-wheel-drive
$31,000

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Pricing

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid SE
1.6L GDI + 45 kW Electric Motor Hybrid
6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission with shiftronic
Front-wheel-drive
$26,300

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid SEL
1.6L GDI + 45 kW Electric Motor Hybrid
6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission with shiftronic
Front-wheel-drive
$29,300

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid Limited
1.6L GDI + 45 kW Electric Motor Hybrid
6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission with shiftronic
Front-wheel-drive
$32,750 (as tested $34,040)
Freight charges of $930 are not included in price charts.