The 2018 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Plug-in both earned recognition in ASG’s 2018 Automotive Performance Index (API). In fact, these two IONIQ variants swept the full-size car class to win all accolades in the hyper-competitive segment for 2018.
ASG found the 2018 Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in to offer the best value and all-around performance of any model year 2018 full-size car, earning the distinguished BEST ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE award in class. In ASG’s data-driven life-cycle assessment, the IONIQ Plug-in furthered its winnings with the smallest carbon footprint in class, earning ASG's BEST ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE award.
In ASG's economic assessment, the IONIQ Hybrid holds claim to the lowest cost of ownership when considering purchase and operating costs across the first 6.5 years of vehicle ownership (87,594 miles - the average time and vehicle miles traveled by the average new car buyer), earning ASG's BEST ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE award in class.
And finally, when assessing all 485 large cars, across classes, the IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Plug-in both landed a spot in the top five, earning ASG's BEST 5 ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE honor. BEST 5 models are distinguished among an elite group of five vehicles in their respective segments (small cars and large cars) to achieve the highest combined social, environmental and economic performance ratings.