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Hyundai IONIQ pricing

Hyundai IONIQ comes in two models: plug-in hybrid and all-electric. The all-electric model starts at $34,045. It may be eligible for federal tax credits depending on the year. It’s time consuming to investigate what prices dealers will offer, so Electrek has called around to find the best deals available. You can take these prices to your dealer, and they will generally match them.

Check out our pricing and leasing pages for all the latest pricing information.

2020 IONIQ Electric Pricing
Model Electric Motor Transmission Drivetrain MSRP
SE 100kW (134HP & 218 lb.-ft. of torque) Single-speed reduction gear FWD $33,045
Limited 100kW (134HP & 218 lb.-ft. of torque) Single-speed reduction gear FWD $38,615

Hyundai IONIQ features

Hyundai IONIQ is one of the most efficient EVs on the market. The 2020 model includes a 38.3kWh battery that yields a new 170-mile EPA-rated range. The only EV that is more efficient is the Tesla Model 3.

Hyundai has been the champion of the electric vehicle efficiency game since it debuted its IONIQ in 2016. That vehicle and subsequent model years had a 28kWh battery from which Hyundai was able to squeeze an impressive 124 miles of range. That gave it a MPGe rating of 136 miles, which is above the 120-ish miles that compact BMW i3 and Chevy Bolts were able to achieve.

The ratings are based on EPA’s formula, in which 33.7 kilowatt-hours (121 megajoules) of electricity is equivalent to one (US) gallon of gasoline. So how far can the car go on 33.7kWh?  More from Wikipedia.

This year, Hyundai updated the IONIQ battery 36% to 38.3kWh that yields a new 170-mile EPA-rated range. That should make its customers quite a bit happier and push it from compliance land to something that can do long commutes and short trips. The 170 EPA miles compares to the 183-mile WLTP standard used in Europe, and about what we had guessed at the time. Unfortunately for Hyundai, that increased battery and slight design refresh seems to have pushed its MPGe rating down slightly to 133 MPGe, where Tesla’s Model 3… was.

The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus debuted with a 133 MPGe with its 240-mile range, and that continued through to the 2019 Model year. Tesla doesn’t do model years like most makers, however, as it continuously updates its cars for efficiencies and additional features. The EPA just takes one snapshot per year, and 2020 just dropped.

Tesla’s website was updated three weeks ago, showing 250 miles, and with the results out today from the EPA, it looks like that was enough to push Tesla to an incredible 141 MPGe combined, or only 24kWh of battery to travel 100 miles. That not only beats this year’s bigger IONIQ, it beats the all-time champ, the 2017-2019.

Hyundai IONIQ review

Electrek has not reviewed the 2020 model, but we did review the 2017 model.

In our reviews, Hyundai IONIQ performed very well. Both of our reviewers came away impressed with the car at its price point.

While the 2020 edition has a brand-new design, the older design is still tried and true. One of our chief complaints in the review was the number of buttons that the car has compared to Tesla. Be sure to read the entire review, though.

I love the Hyundai IONIQ EV and many of the decisions the engineers made on this vehicle. At around $19-23,000 after $7,500 US tax credit and various state incentives, it is the cheapest EV I’d recommend and opens the EV segment to a whole new swath of the population. If Hyundai is able to communicate the total cost of ownership to its customers, I think it could be a huge hit.

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Hyundai casts Kevin Bacon as the ultimate EV Dad in new IONIQ 6 ads [Video]

Hyundai IONIQ 6 ads

Ever played “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon?” If you have, you’ll understand that Hyundai’s “Bacon Number” sits at one now that the automaker has tapped the renowned actor for a series of new ads with the IONIQ 6. As you’ll see in the video below, Bacon perfectly portrays the average dad but one who has made the switch to a Hyundai EV. Much like a new snowblower or a gloomy weather forecast, Dad can’t stop talking about it.

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Hyundai shares IONIQ 6 pricing and specs that do not include 53 kWh battery in UK

Hyundai IONIQ 6 pricing

Hyundai Motor UK has shared pricing and performance specs for both Premium and Ultimate trims of the upcoming IONIQ 6 streamliner. All versions of the IONIQ 6 currently coming to the UK feature the larger 77.4 kWh battery, providing the most range. However, as you’ll see below, the starting pricing of the IONIQ 6 is higher to start, compared to what a 53 kWh version may cost in the US.

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Check out this up-close look at the new Hyundai IONIQ 6 (video)

Hyundai IONIQ 6

That’s right, we’re back. Back in the studio, back with Hyundai, and back in black transmission blue pearl, the exterior color showcased on the new Hyundai IONIQ 6 you’ll see in the video walkthrough below. While there’s plenty to share in the video itself, we still have additional specs to share while you’re not distracted by the beautiful looks of this all-electric streamliner… and the dork standing in front of it.

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Hyundai opens reservations for the first hotel powered entirely by EVs, complete with a restaurant, bar, and cinema

Hyundai hotel

For a few weeks in the Essex countryside about an hour from London, a select group of guests will have the opportunity to stay at a pop-up Hyundai hotel, powered entirely by EVs. With a cabin, restaurant, and private cinema, this concept hotel represents a future of off-grid luxury potential, while simultaneously showcasing the capabilities of the Hyundai IONIQ 5’s vehicle-to-load technology.

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Hyundai IONIQ 6 nears 400-mile range as one of the most aerodynamic and energy-efficient EVs in the industry

Hyundai IONIQ 6

Ahead of the start of sales in Europe this year, Hyundai has updated the expected range for its upcoming IONIQ 6 streamliner. While the EV’s WLTP range only saw an increase of a few miles compared to its initial debut, its other specs like drag coefficient and energy efficiency could make it one of the industry leaders in both categories. The Hyundai team sure thinks so.

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Hyundai unveils two N brand performance EV concepts ahead of IONIQ 5 N launch

The dawn of performance EV tuning is upon us. After teasing an upcoming N series of EVs, Hyundai has unveiled two “rolling brand” concepts offering upgraded nods to both the automaker’s past, present, and future. These concepts should help wet our beaks until Hyundai officially launches the IONIQ 5 N next year.

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Hyundai officially debuts new IONIQ 6 with 379 mile range, teases upcoming IONIQ N performance EV

Hyundai IONIQ 6 debut

This evening, Hyundai globally debuted the IONIQ 6, which it describes as an “electrified streamliner.” Because it shares the same 800V E-GMP platform as the IONIQ 5, the IONIQ 6 makes its debut with a lot of the same features. That being said, Hyundai has worked hard to improve several performance specifications on it newest EV, including significantly better range.

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Hyundai launches Mocean EV subscription service in UK, starting at £339 a month

Hyundai subscription service

Hyundai has announced a new all-in-one subscription service in the UK specifically dedicated to its BEVs, PHEVs, and hybrid vehicles. Named Hyundai Mocean, this new subscription service allows approved customers to have an EV delivered to them for a monthly fee that includes insurance, maintenance, road tax, and repairs. This is a business model Hyundai Motor Group has been experimenting with in other countries before trying it out in the UK.

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Huge year-end discounts and rebates drive the cost of new EVs below $20K

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During our monthly search for the best EV discounts, we found four models – two BEVs and two PHEVs – that can cost less than $20,000 before tax and license. Considering the average used vehicle price as reported by USA Today was trending upward at $21,558 in July, and that the average new vehicle transaction price is just shy of $40,000 ($39,259 to be exact, per Kelly Blue Book), $20K for a brand-new electric vehicle looks like a relative bargain.

Note this is the last week we’ll include PHEVs in our roundups. Our resolution for 2021 is BEVs only!

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Electrify America promo code for Hyundai EVs makes billing less bad for a bit

Hyundai Kona and Hyundai Ioniq EV drivers can get some relief from the pain of Electrify America’s opaque billing practices, at least until the end of the year. But you have to sign up with a promo code through the app. And only in the US, not Canada. And your rate will almost double at the end of the year, from $0.35 to $0.69 per minute.


5 electric cars get thoroughly winter tested in Norway, Hyundai Ioniq Electric comes out on top

Norway’s electric vehicle association decided to put 5 popular all-electric vehicles to a thorough winter test to see how they performed under harsh conditions.

Between the Nissan Leaf, VW e-Golf, Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Opel Ampera-e (Chevy Bolt EV), and the BMW i3, the association tentatively declares the Ioniq as the winner.


Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in will take you 29 electric miles for $20K after incentives

It has been almost a year since we reviewed the very capable Hyundai IONIQ Electric. As a refresher, this is the most efficient EV on the US market at 136 MPGe and the only model more efficient than the Tesla Model 3.

The problem, or recurring theme in a broader sense, is that it is almost impossible to get your hands on the all-electric version if you live outside of California even though the hybrid version is all over the country. This is because it is a compliance vehicle.

What could have been good news this week is that Hyundai finally announced the Plug-in Hybrid version price (along with EV only range moving from 27 to 29 miles). But not all Plug-ins are created equal…


How to approach buying a Tesla or any electric car with the proposed end of $7,500 tax credit next month

The full GOP House tax bill has been released and as expected earlier this morning, it does include the end of the federal tax credit for electric vehicles.

The official language indicates that the bill, in its current form, will end the $7500 subsidy entirely by the end of the year, which is sure to completely change the EV market in the US over the next few months. If you look at what happened to Denmark or even the US State of Georgia when tax incentives end, it isn’t a pretty picture for the EV market.

Here’s how we suggest approaching buying a new Tesla, Bolt EV, Hyundai Ioniq or any electric car really, with this new potential change.


Hyundai launches electric car sharing service -starting with 100 Ioniq EVs in Amsterdam

Electric cars have been popular with car sharing services due to their low cost of operation. Some automakers have been building large fleets, like BMW deploying 400 BMW i3s in Copenhagen in 2015 and earlier this year, Renault started deploying a fleet of 500 electric cars for a new car-sharing service in Madrid.

Now that Hyundai has the Ioniq Electric, the Korean automaker announced that it is also launching a car sharing service using electric vehicles.