Is the new Hyundai Ioniq the right eco-friendly car for you? This guide will provide all the essential information about the 2019 Ioniq lineup: The Ioniq Hybrid, Electric, and Plug-In. In providing an overview of the features, incentives, and specials of the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq lineup, this guide will not only answer questions and address concerns, but also help drivers smoothly merge into the car buying process.
2019 Ioniq Hybrid
Shopping for a car can drive a lot of people bonkers. Often, people just need a “brake” or maybe even time to just “switch gears.” While the car shopping process is an overwhelming and often daunting task, shoppers ask themselves: “What kind of car do I want and need?”
According to Autotrader, “Car buyers consider a variety of makes/models and purchase options as they move through the shopping process. When they first begin to shop, 6 out of 10 them are open to considering multiple vehicle options.” For those undecided hybrid car shoppers, this is where you start.
“…the Ioniq Hybrid is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles you can buy, with an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 57 mpg in the city and 59 mpg on the highway. With the Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid, you’ll get 119 mpg-e, with its combined electric and fuel costs saving you about $100 per year over the non-plug-in model.” – MSN
“…the Ioniq Hybrid performs marvelously in every crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, earning a Top Safety Pick label in the process.” – U.S. News
Here are the key features and specs of the 2019 Ioniq Hybrid:
- 139 horsepower
- 1.56-kWh battery capacity
- 6-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission with SHIFTRONIC
- Multi-link rear suspension
- 7-inch touchscreen display
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto&trade
- Rearview camera
- Available Automatic Emergency Braking
- Available Blind Spot Detection
- Available Lane Keep Assist
“The Ioniq is a solid buying choice even if you’re not solely considering hybrid vehicles. Like all Hyundai vehicles, the Ioniq touts an excellent warranty. All Hyundai Ioniq models come with a five-year/60,000-mile new-car warranty, a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and a lifetime warranty for the lithium-ion battery pack.” U.S. News.
Hyundai’s warranty was also praised by www.caranddriver.com: “Hyundai’s excellent warranty is one of the best in the industry, and the Ioniq bolsters it with a lifetime battery warranty, which aims to curb concerns about expensive battery repairs.”
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Similar to Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Electric has great fuel efficiency. Ioniq Electric placed first in the 2018 top ten list for the most fuel-efficient vehicles on www.fueleconomy.gov. With its robust battery system and advanced aerodynamics, Ioniq Electric delivers a 124-mile all-electric range with an industry-leading efficiency of an EPA-estimated 136 MPGe.
Edmunds states, “…the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric is a tremendous value for an electric car, both in terms of cost of entry and efficiency. It also offers all the user-friendly tech we expect from Hyundai. But it falls short of class leaders in terms of comfort and driving distance. Hyundai’s Ioniq Electric currently wears the crown for being the most efficient 2018 electric car. According to the EPA, it uses just 25 kWh of electricity per 100 miles driven. Some rival EVs are close behind, but the Ioniq’s advantage is still something to brag to your neighbors about.”
The Ioniq Electric car is equipped with these features:
- 88-kW Electric Powertrain/118 horsepower
- 28.0-kWh Lithium-ion Polymer battery system
- Automatic transmission with Push Button Drive Selector
- Integrated memory system for driver’s seat
- HID headlights with LED light guide
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- 8-inch touchscreen navigation
- Rearview camera with Auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink and compass
- Regenerative Brake Level Control Paddles
- Wireless device charging
According to Edmunds, parts of the first Ioniq Electric generation were introduced in 2017, and the car now comes complete with active safety features standard on the SEL trim level. As one of the most affordable electric vehicles with generous cargo space in back, it’s packed with active driving aids and technology. The voice control function and other technological features were upgraded as well.
Ioniq Electric is one of the most efficient electric vehicles on the market today, and even placed sixth in the top consumer-rated electric cars of 2019 on Kelly Blue Book.
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In
Inside EVs states, “…the Ioniq Plug-In offers lots of passenger space, both front and back, and every one of the cabin’s controls is easy to use and logically arranged. You don’t get the huge, vertically oriented infotainment screen of the Prius Prime, but you get all the same technology, not to mention rear seats that are actually usable for real people. Open the hatchback and there’s 23.8 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats; fold them down, and there’s even more room…”
The Ioniq Plug-In was rated number five on both of Kelly Blue Book’s lists for the top expert rated hybrids of 2019 and the most fuel-efficient hybrids of 2018, in addition to being rated number seven for the top consumer rated electric cars of 2019.
The Ioniq Plug-In is equipped with these features:
- 139 horsepower engine
- 8.9-kWh battery capacity
- 6-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission with SHIFTRONIC
- Available Blue Link Connected Car Service
- 60/40 split fold-down rear seat
- Drive mode select
- Power tilt-and-slide sunroof
- Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire pressure indicator
- Heated side mirrors
- Heated front seats
Inside EVs also states, “…the long list of active safety features includes Blind Spot Detection, which works directly alongside Lane Change Assist and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert to warn the driver of any surrounding vehicles, passengers or other objects that may lead to a collision if unnoticed while the car is in motion. A Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) are of use when driving. The systems alert the driver if unsafe movements are made while the car is driving over 60km/h by sensing the car’s position. The LDWS sounds an alarm before the car moves over the road markings, while the LKAS warns the driver acoustically and visually before inducing corrective steering to guide the driver back to a safe position.”
EV Rebates and Other Special Ioniq Offers
“The three most common [EV incentive] programs are provided directly to consumers in the forms of Cash Rebates, Low-Interest Financing and Special Leases. Some manufacturers…provide incentives for first-time buyers, college grads, members of the military, disabled people. Incentive programs or offers (such as these) are subject to change at any time by the manufacturer.” – Edmunds.
Here are some resources and specific examples of Hyundai EV rebates you may find when buying a new 2019 Ioniq at our Missouri Hyundai dealership:
Federal Tax Incentives
Kansas and Missouri both have multiple online resources that provide drivers with federal tax incentives and/or credit information.
- Kansas Corporation Commission – Kansas
- Alternative Fuels Data Center – Kansas
- Department of Motor Vehicles – Kansas
- KCP&L – Kansas
- Alternative Fuels Data Center – Missouri
- Department of Economic Development/Division of Energy – Missouri
- Department of Motor Vehicles – Missouri
- Plug-In-Midwest – Missouri
- Inside Evs: “19 Plug-In Electric Cars Qualify For Full $7,500 Tax Credit”
- Edmunds: “Electrical Vehicle Tax Credits: What You Need to Know”
- National Conference of State Legislatures: “State Efforts to Promote Hybrid and Electric Vehicles”
- Clean Charge Network: “Tax Credits and Incentives”
Get Ready to Love the 2019 Ioniq in Blue Springs
Car shopping can certainly be exhausting and make anyone feel like they’ve hit a speed bump. But we’re here to go the extra mile and help drivers hit the ground driving.
McCarthy Blue Springs Hyundai serves Blue Springs, Kansas City, Independence, Lee’s Summit and the surrounding Missouri areas. At our Hyundai dealership, we have exciting Hyundai specials and great deals on both new and used cars, and our staff is always happy to help customers with parts and service. We offer affordable financing options and believe every customer deserves second chances.
Put the pedal to the metal and stop by the Hyundai Ioniq dealership in Blue Springs — you’ll be glad you did. Our car dealership is located at 3000 NW South Outer Road, Blue Springs, MO, 64015. Contact us at 816-224-7500 to schedule a test drive.
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