The 2023 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid Is Part of a Confusing Line-up

Hyundai continues to offer the non-electric and half-electric versions of the Ioniq, despite using the name for its new EVs. Is the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid worth your time?
Written by Andrew Koole
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Hyundai
introduced the IONIQ in 2016, offering a hybrid that year and an electric model in 2017. But now, it’s using the same name for its new electric subbrand, adding numbers into the mix to signify progression. 
That would all be well and good if
Hyundai
turned the original IONIQ into a fully electric vehicle, but it didn’t. Gas can still fuel the hatchback, either entirely or with the support of a battery in the hybrid option, like in the 2023 Hyundai IONIQ.
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What Hyundai will offer in the 2023 IONIQ Hybrid

EVs still have a ways to go before every driver can rely on them to get them around. High prices and average
car insurance
rates, limited ranges, and a lack of charging infrastructure still keep electric powertrains out of reach for many.
Hyundai’s use of the name “Ioniq” may be confusing, but the company’s decision to keep offering the car with a gas tank is not. And with the 2023 IONIQ Hybrid, the automaker actually helps many drivers save money and lighten their
carbon footprints
.
With an estimated starting price of $24,000, the 2023 IONIQ Hybrid firmly belongs in the “affordable” category. Luckily, the lowest trim level (the IONIQ Blue) is also the most fuel-efficient. It manages an EPA-estimated 60 mpg on the highway.
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How the new 2023 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid compares to competitors

The gas-mileage of the 2023 IONIQ Hybrid is an impressive spec on its own, but it shines even brighter when compared to popular rivals. Take its all-electric range, for example: with 29 gas-free miles, it offers four more than the Toyota Prius with every charge.
Its performance on the road also sets it apart from other hybrids. KBB’s Nick Kurczewski says the IONIQ doesn’t exhibit any of the lagging or noise typical of the powertrain type, making it look and feel like a regular car, just without the gas bill.

Owning a hybrid car

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There’s still have a few months before the 2023 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid arrives, but you can fill the time with some decisions to ponder like whether you’ll go with a standard hybrid or the plug-in version. 
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