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Got my Ioniq

Gas Mileage,


I understand hybrids are less able to use the electric assistance on highway / motorway due to constant speed so less braking etc to top up the battery so you are purely on the petrol engine, but the slippery 0.24 drag and the efficient atkinson cycle engine should prove interesting, I have 700 miles to do next week most of which is motorway so should be able to report back on this, the biggest increase in mpg should come from round town as it is more efficient so shouldn't drag the overall mpg of a tank down


Interior Quality,


all the switchgear feels positive, the seating is comfortable for round town next week I can comment on long run comfort, the satnav seems to be good, I am still working out all the details of the live services but they seem to be good, I have not found any issues with the interior finish, everything is well fitted and good quality and no squeaks or rattles yet


one thing I like is the sound quality of the audio system, best of any car I have owned and on Bluetooth my boss was not aware I was in the car so seems to be little road noise through the Bluetooth system, my wife said it was the clearest call from a car ever.


Performance


I tend to drive gently, so rarely plant my foot on the loud peddle, but when I have played to try out the performance of the car it is more than adequate for the family driver, the boy racer or journalist who are expecting Ferrari performance will be disappointed, but mum and dad who want the car for round town and take the family on holiday / vacation will be happy, it copes well with hills due to the torque of the electric motor so is a nice relaxed drive


the only thing I have to say is if you drive it as designed steady eco car it is smooth and comfortable, if you push the performance in sport mode then the gear changes become a little jerky, but nothing you wouldn't expect if you were to push a manual gearbox car to extract maximum peformance


Space


the boot is a decent size, the only thing I notice with the boot is the cover over the spare wheel seems a little thin an flimsy as there are gaps around the spare wheel where many manufacturers put polystyrene / Styrofoam inserts to hold everything in place and fill the gaps


interior space is good, my wife and I are reasonable size adults and unlike her city car (skoda citigo) you have plenty of room between you. the rear seat I am not sure how cosy it would be for 3 adults, but for 3 children or 2 adults its will be fine


the level of the dashboard is slightly lower than I would have expected but this give a great view of the road and for once I can see part of the bonnet (though not all the way to the front) also due to this the interior feels spacious and airy, the darker roof lining is ok, I did think it would make it feel smaller but you don't notice it


there are lots of nice little touches like the area to store a tablet computer where the hand brake would be, the sensibly place wireless phone charger (but read the warnings in the manual about not putting bank cards etc on it)


at night there are plenty of lights on the dashboard / console but not to the extent you feel you are inside a Christmas tree and they are bright enough to see but not so bright the dazzle / distract you


brakes


I would agree with others have said on other forums about the slightly inconsistent brake peddle, round town it is fine, but when you brake from 50+ mph you need to gradually apply more pressure, I assume this is as the motor speed decreases regen braking becomes less effective so you need to push that bit more on the peddle to engage the real brakes, as opposed to normal bakes where you tend to decrease the pressure as you slow down so as to not stop harshly


this is not a show stopper but will take a bit to get used to, and may prove interesting as I swap between the Ioniq with the regen braking and a normal car


and when you do get to point of real brakes they seem to be quite sharp so braking smoothly to a stop from speed seems to take a little while to master


Steering


I have had no real thoughts on this seems fine in the driving I have done so far, be we are starting to get icy roads so I will find out more in the next few weeks if I can notice the grip of the surface subtly change due to weather / ice


the steering weight is good, it don't seem to suffer with bump or torque steer, it just goes where you point it


but as I have said I don't tend to push a car to its limits, but being front wheel drive I would expect controlled understeer as you exceed the grip limits of the tyres and systems like ESP kick in


Drive within limits


well what can you say, its not a Ferrari or similar sports car so don't expect that level of road holding and performance, but I would say it still has good road holding and performance for its class


Overall
you won't win many races at a 1/4 mile drag strip in it but as I said earlier the average family or salesman should be more than happy with its performance and comfort unless they are a badge snob


if you took all the Hyundai markings off it and di a blind test I think many would be surprised when they found out it was a hyundai


it has a good level of comfort and equipment for the price an class


reasonable performance and economy from what I have seen so far


with the boot empty and load cover open there can be road noise on concrete road surfaces or coarse tarmac road surfaces


the engine and drive train are reasonably quiet under normal conditions but even when pushed in sport mode I was not unhappy with the noise levels


the only thing I am not really liking is the foot operated parking brake, you have to really lift your foot up to apply and release it so people with limited mobility may find that a show stopper


the one thing I do like is the folding wing mirrors, when you approach the car and it senses the smart key they fold out like an excited pet pricking its ears up wanting to be taken out to play


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first long run, 220 miles of motorway in rush hours


220 miles @60mph on smart cruise on M25 / M1 / M6
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Hi,

A good summary and would be interested in how you get on with this car.

I am considering for my next car and have test drove a premium SE hybrid although think I would be going for premium hybrid.

My normal commute is about 80 miles a day and about half of that is motorway stop/start traffic and probably never exceed 40 mph. The second half of my journey is motorway but where I can travel at 70 mph.

I am interested in what fuel economy you get at 70mph on average. I drove on motorway in my test drive and it was reasonably quiet at 70mph and sometimes in the town driving you couldn't really hear much noise.

How are you coping with the view out of rear window when looking in your rear view mirror ? It seemed not very good but I am sure you would get used to it and for reversing you have a camera and sensors.

Do you find it quick enough Off at roundabouts or junctions ?
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Hi,

Forgot to ask you which colour did you go for
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I've just placed an order for a Hybrid Premium SE for delivery in mid-February. Looking through the specs, one item is puzzling me: can anyone who already has one tell me what the 'automatic windscreen demister' is (as opposed to a normal windscreen demister function via the heater? I was hoping it might be an electrically heated windscreen, but I don't think it is.
Second question re. the gearbox: are the Sport and Eco modes available in both the automatic setting and the manual shift setting?
And finally, what is the service interval? The dealer was somewhat vague about this.
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I am interested. It will be either Elantra, Ioniq or new Camry 2018.
These days we do more short trips than one long. Not interested in consumptions over 100Km/h as I don't drive over 100.
Did test drive new Prius... Beside being fugly it is puny with confusing controls. Center dashboard is not THAT bad. Interesting feature is head-on display.
Tried RAV4 Hybrid. Feels like 'real car' But what I have with Toyota is that stupid cruise control lever. Beside that they still use LCD for A/C and they buried some switches way, way below center stack. At list you can shift in semi-auto mode.
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I am interested. It will be either Elantra, Ioniq or new Camry 2018.
These days we do more short trips than one long. Not interested in consumptions over 100Km/h as I don't drive over 100.
Did test drive new Prius... Beside being fugly it is puny with confusing controls. Center dashboard is not THAT bad. Interesting feature is head-on display.
Tried RAV4 Hybrid. Feels like 'real car' But what I have with Toyota is that stupid cruise control lever. Beside that they still use LCD for A/C and they buried some switches way, way below center stack. At list you can shift in semi-auto mode.

Look at the Ioniq's brother in a couple weeks, The Kia Niro. www.kiamedia.com
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Look at the Ioniq's brother in a couple weeks, The Kia Niro. www.kiamedia.com
Lo promising but it fails (in my book) not having separate temp indicators for A/C. WHY should I have 8" screen on all the time? And just to see what A/C is set to? Dumb. Civic failed because of that and I scratched it off...
Elantra, Ioniq, even new Camry have SEPARATE NAVI/multimedia from A/C.
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Lo promising but it fails (in my book) not having separate temp indicators for A/C. WHY should I have 8" screen on all the time? And just to see what A/C is set to? Dumb. Civic failed because of that and I scratched it off...
Elantra, Ioniq, even new Camry have SEPARATE NAVI/multimedia from A/C.



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