9 months ago I picked up a Honda Clarity for my wife. She was coming out of BMW i3 and never liked the Clarity. It missed the mark on what makes an EV great. It was big, well built but had short comings she didnt like. It lacked strong regen, weak seat heaters, big turning radius, not much pep, and a false range rating . We looked for another 2017 BMW i3 with the 114 mile range set up but we still find them to be pricey. This week I heard about a ridiculous lease deal. $79 a month and $999 down for a Hyundai Ioniq. It also gets 124 miles of range unlike the 28 miles the Clarity would deliver even though it was rated for 47. We're saving close to $300 a month when you factor in the lease savings, fuel savings, and our local utility credit. The Hyundai Ioniq is too cheap not to pick up.
- It's simple and straight forward. Just a small Hyundai sedan.
- DC Fast Charging if needed.
- Varying levels of regen that can be fixed to driving modes.
- Dashboard charge lights
- Not enough time with it yet but everyone says it gets more than the rated range.
- Hatchback opening.
- It's a basic Hyundai sedan. Not too exciting for me.
- The charging socket is on the back left like Tesla. I think it should be up front by the hood like other Hyundai/Kia products. Will need a longer cord unless I always back it in for the wife.
- It's slow.
- Basic inside. The limited models get a load of features but not for that price.
Overall she's happy with the car and now we are walking the walk. No ICE in the garage