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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid (2016-2022) - MPG, running costs & CO2

Hyundai Ioniq running costs should be close to those of the Toyota Prius

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One of the Ioniq Hybrid's key selling points is aggressive pricing, which means it costs lesst to buy than the equivalent Toyota Prius. This should help make up for the fact that the Ioniq Hybrid can’t quite match the Toyota’s fuel economy and CO2 emissions figures. The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid and Electric both have lower running costs than the Hybrid but cost more to buy or lease, and their larger batteries require charging from the mains or a public charging post.

Hyundai Ioniq MPG & CO2

Opting for the lower trim levels gets you 15-inch alloy wheels with a CO2 emissions figure of 102g/km. Speccing the higher trim levels adds 17-inch alloy wheels increasing the CO2 emissions to 105g/km. These emission figures are a tiny bit behind the Prius, and the Ioniq isn't quite as fuel-efficient, either: the Prius manages up to 67.2mpg, a little ahead of the Ioniq's maximum of 62.8mpg.

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All trim level models of the Ioniq Hybrid sit in a low Benefit-In-Kind (BiK) banding, which are competitive with the Prius. VED road tax costs £10 per year less than petrol or diesel models.

The Ioniq’s ‘ECO-DAS’ (Eco Driving Assistant System) can calculate the most efficient navigation routes based on prevailing traffic and encourages coasting by giving prior warning of changes in speed limits or road conditions.

Insurance group

The Ioniq should be affordable to insure, with Premium versions in group 11 and the Premium SE model one group higher. This is lower than the Prius in group 14 or the Kia Niro in groups 12 to 14.

Warranty

The Ioniq gets the same five-year/unlimited-mileage warranty as other Hyundai models, with the battery covered for eight years/125,000 miles. This is the same amount of cover offered with the Prius, while the Niro comes with a seven-year warranty.

Servicing

Hyundai servicing is usually quite affordable, especially if you take up the Hyundai Sense servicing plan available when the car is new. This covers the first two years of maintenance for £350 or three years for £500. You can even opt for five years of maintenance for £899, so you’ll be able to budget costs well into the future.

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