" The headline-grabber is the efficiency-optimized Ioniq Hybrid Blue with an EPA-rated 58 mpg combined, edging out the similarly conceived 2017 Prius Eco (56 mpg) and setting a new record for a hybrid vehicle that lacks plug-in capability. Interestingly, the Blue model is also the cheapest Ioniq Hybrid trim and may well end up being the most popular.
The Ioniq's story isn't just fuel efficiency, though. Even in base Blue trim, it's a nicely loaded hatchback with plenty of cargo room, more than the regular Prius in fact (but less than the Prius Two Eco and its more compact lithium-ion battery pack; the regular Prius uses a nickel-metal hydride pack). And if you crave a fancier driving experience, you can get the Ioniq with features such as heated front seats, a sunroof, leather upholstery, blind-spot monitoring and a navigation system.
...Overall, we're very impressed with the new 2017 Ioniq. It's proof that high fuel efficiency, style and utility need not be mutually exclusive. "-- Edmunds Review by Dan Frio
Loaded with interior features.
Even those who value innovative powertrains appreciate nice things. Ioniq delivers with a power tilt-and-slide sunroof, heated front seats and more. There’s also a standard 7-inch color touchscreen display audio with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, plus a rearview camera.
6-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
Power is delivered with the 6-Speed DCT Transmission making it nimble to drive through traffic and smooth when cruising at highway speeds.
Space and flexibility you can appreciate.
60/40 split-folding rear seatback Real utility starts with a spacious interior. Ioniq Hybrid’s 26.5 cu. ft. of cargo space is huge. Plus, there’s a conveniently large hatch that gives you better access for loading and unloading than any trunk. The 60/40 split-folding rear seatback presents many useful options for both seating passengers and securing cargo.