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2018 Hyundai Ioniq Earns “Best Hybrid Car” Title from U.S. News & World Report

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2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid


The 2018 Hyundai Ioniq is deserving of its recent award. U.S. World News & Report has just granted it the “2018 Best Hybrid Car” title. An EPA-estimated 58 mpg combined city/highway driving paired with a base price of $22,200 give it an advantage above its Toyota rivals. The Toyota Camry Hybrid and Toyota Prius both yield 52 mpg combined city/highway, but cost distinctly more than the more affordable Ioniq.

The interior of the Ioniq further demonstrate the brand’s priority of using eco-friendly resources. The design incorporates recycled plastics and bio-fabrics which are evidenced in the carpeting, headliner and door trim. Soft-touch door trim panels are comprised of 25% sugar cane, while some of the interior plastic is comprised of powdered wood and volcanic stone which lends to an overall lighter cabin build.

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2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

Affordability and eco-friendly features aren’t the only two reasons to bring home an Ioniq, however. This model also offers impressive safety technology to ease your mind. It boasts a 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus status, when equipped with optional Automatic Emergency Braking and HID headlights. Driver assist features like Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert employs sensors to alert the driver when a vehicle is hanging out in the vehicle’s blind spot, or when a vehicle is approaching when the vehicle is about to back up.

With thoughtful details like the 60/40 split-folding rear seat, as well as the hatchback version’s 26.5 cubic feet of cargo space enable multiple storage options for transporting your gear. Available heated front seats, wireless device charging, and the proximity key feature impart an element of luxury and convenience to elevate your drive.

We commend the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq for its recent win in the hybrid vehicle category, as we look forward to additional honors it’s likely to secure in the days ahead.

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News Source: U.S. News & World Report