Hyundai ioniq

Discussion in 'Hyundai/Kia/Genesis Hybrids and EVs' started by southjerseycraig, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. bwilson4web

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    Not to worry, I've already contacted the 'powers that be' to take a look at the change in the 'prius c' mileage between 2016 and 2017 on Compare Side-by-Side.

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    Not sure if this is the right place for this. So if it is not PLEASE direct me to correct spot. I currently have a 2012 Toyota Prius C. I had it since new. I have 136,000 mi on her. Mechanically she is great. But slowly non mechanical are going. The Prius C was not much cheaper then the Prius by the time you put options on. I went with the Prius C because it didn't have that goofy 2 tear rear deck. I also dislike the Prius joystick shifter, floating counsel, and general interior. The Prius C was more traditional car.

    The Hyundai Ioniq seems to be more traditional car on the interior. The Hyundai has the gages to the front instead of the side. On paper the Hyundai gets better mpg then Prius. However in real world I bet they are the same. The Hyundai has a rare for hybrids dual clutch automatic transmission not a CVT. The Prius and Ioniq seem to cost about the same and have similar deals. The Hyundai has a better warranty.

    What are your thoughts on what car to get? Ioniq or Prius? Thanks.
     
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    The car that matches your expectations. I test drove a Hyundai Ioniq and hated the 'shift points' (made me car sick.) But my personal preferences may not be yours.

    As a general rule of thumb, I prefer fewer moving parts and fewer or no friction wear parts. The Ioniq fails on both but these reliability rules but this may not be part of your understanding. For example, you can't repair or replace a clutch if there is no clutch.

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    What's actually available there? I got curious about the Ioniqs myself, and discovered that no dealer within 200 miles of me had one or was scheduled to receive one anytime soon. Hyundai USA was running piles of ads talking up the Ioniq and making attractive financing offers, but it was all moot because there weren't any to buy.
     
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    Sounds like the aesthetics and egronomics of the Ioniq are more to your liking. Reliability might be less than with the Prius. I say that not because of the transmission, but because I've heard of the Sonata hybrid needing the HSG needing replacement; that replaces the alternator and starter on the car. Hyundai is far better than when they first arrived in the US though. It has a wider range of reported fuel economy on Fuelly than the Prius. So you could do better or worse depending on the route, and how you drive.

    The Prius got rid of the flying bridge, and the comfort and ride have been improved. I think you'll have to test drive each.

    If your okay with a sedan there is the Corolla hybrid that uses the traditional car controls like the Prius c. There is also the Honda Insight to consider for a sedan.
    On introduction, Hyundai was dealing with limited battery supplies. Plug in ones might be hard to find now, but I think they no longer have a supply issue with the hybrids.
     
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    When did you look? The Ioniq plug-in and electric are sold in CARB states only, so depending on where you are in PA, you'd have to go to Maryland, New York, or New Jersey. Inventory was also low in January and February due to parts and model year changeover.
     
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    Not sure if this is the right place for this. So if it is not PLEASE direct me to correct spot. I currently have a 2012 Toyota Prius C. I had it since new. I have 136,000 mi on her. Mechanically she is great. But slowly non mechanical are going. The Prius C was not much cheaper then the Prius by the time you put options on. I went with the Prius C because it didn't have that goofy 2 tear rear deck. I also dislike the Prius joystick shifter, floating counsel, and general interior. The Prius C was more traditional car.

    The Hyundai Ioniq seems to be more traditional car on the interior. The Hyundai has the gages to the front instead of the side. On paper the Hyundai gets better mpg then Prius. However in real world I bet they are the same. The Hyundai has a rare for hybrids dual clutch automatic transmission not a CVT. The Prius and Ioniq seem to cost about the same and have similar deals. The Hyundai has a better warranty.

    What are your thoughts on what car to get? Ioniq or Prius? Thanks.
     
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    So I crashed and killed my 2012 Toyota Prius C. It had 140,000 mi. Best daily driver ever. So I bought the Hyundai Ioniq blue. First dealer I called couldn't get one. Second one did a dealer trade and had one in a day. The above reasons are why I got it. The price was a few grand cheaper then prius, but not cheaper made. The deals and specials are the same. However at the end of the month most car deals on any model are going away due to a car/chip shortage. My Prius C was 99 hp with a CVT. My Ioniq is 139 hp and a dual clutch transmission. I thought the Ioniq has paddle shifters I don't think the Blue trim has it. The blue trim MPG is 59 combined. That is why I bought it. It is black, that is the color they had. Thanks.
     
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