I’ve always liked the Ioniq. Years ago, as other hybrids fitted skinny tires that gripped like bowling shoes on a frozen lake, the Ioniq dared to have “regular” tires. Its superior grip, mated with a torquey electric motor, gave the Ioniq a uniquely sporty quality.
Even as competitors pull back the eco-zealotry for improved drivability, the Ioniq still maintained a lead in one key category. Hyundai and Kia are the only manufacturers to offer a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty on their hybrid sedans.
Considering that hybrid powertrains can fade and cost thousands in maintenance around ~80-100k miles, this is a game-changer.
– Chris Butsch, car reviewer for The Travel 100