2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Pros: Pleasant driving manners; user-friendly control layout; cargo versatility of hatchback body style; choice of powertrains

Cons: Ioniq Hybrid’s powertrain is not as smooth or refined as rival hybrid vehicles; middling acceleration; Toyota-Prius-like split rear-window layout compromises rear visibility

CG Says: The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq lineup loses its pure-EV Ioniq Electric version, but is otherwise unchanged. The Ioniq is a compact four-door hatchback that offers a choice of a conventional gas/electric hybrid powertrain or a plug-in-hybrid powertrain. Both combine a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder gas engine with an electric motor. The hybrid produces a combined 139 horsepower; the plug-in hybrid uses a bigger electric motor to produce 156 hp combined. The plug-in hybrid can be driven an estimated 29 miles solely on electric power. Both the hybrid and plug-in hybrid use a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The 2022 model year will be the last for the Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid—Hyundai is now using the Ioniq name on its new sub-brand of pure-electric vehicles.

Available safety features include forward collision warning and mitigation with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, blind-spot alert, lane–keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, driver-attention monitor, and automatic high-beam headlights. The Hyundai Ioniq lineup is aimed squarely at the Toyota Prius family. Though Toyota trumps the Ioniq on a couple of key specs, we’re still impressed with the everyday passenger/cargo practicality of the Ioniq platform. However, we’re less impressed with the non-linear behavior of the Ioniq Hybrid’s gas/electric powertrain.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Hyundai
Nation of Manufacture South Korea
Base Prices Blue Hybrid: $24,695
SE Hybrid: $26,645
SEL Hybrid: $29,895
Limited Hybrid: $32,695
SE Plug-in Hybrid: $29,695
SEL Plug-in Hybrid: $30,895
Limited Plug-in Hybrid: $34,345

Base Engine
1.6-liter 4-cylinder/electric (Hybrid)
Horsepower
139
Std. Transmission
6-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
54-58
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
57-60

Optional Engine
1.6-liter 4-cylinder/electric (Plug-in Hybrid)
Horsepower
156
Std. Transmission
6-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA Gas Engine Combined (mpg)
52
EPA Electric Engine Combined (MPGe)
119

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
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(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
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Side Crash - NA
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Rollover - NA
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