2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Specs, Release Dates, Prices

Hyundai Ioniq Electric continues to improve in its 2019 model year, with new and broader applications of active safety features, enhanced voice-recognition features and standard remote charge management. Hyundais approach for the Ioniq Electric line delivers an uncompromising design and driving experience coupled with the latest in safety and convenience technologies, making it an appealing choice for a wide range of buyers. The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric models is on sale now.

NEW FOR 2019:

  • Standard remote charge management via Blue Link

  • Driver Attention Alert and High Beam Assist safety features now available

  • Enhanced, natural-language, server-based voice-recognition and POI-search database provided by HERE


The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric hatchback is an electric vehicle offered in two trims: base and Limited. The mechanically similar Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid or Ioniq Hybrid is reviewed separately.

Standard features for the base include 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights and taillights, a rearview camera, heated side mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, heated height-adjustable front seats, and a 60/40-split folding rear seatback. You also get a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, Hyundai's Blue Link telematics system, and an audio system with satellite and HD radio, and USB and auxiliary input jacks.

An SAE combo DC fast charger is included and can operate at up to 100 kilowatts, charging the battery from zero to 80 percent in just 23 minutes. A full recharge from a 240-volt charger takes about 4.5 hours.

The Limited trim adds xenon headlights and adds power-folding side mirrors with puddle lamps, chrome exterior trim, a sunroof, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver's seat, driver-seat memory settings, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, interior ambient lighting, rear air vents, upgrades wireless device charging, a larger 8-inch touchscreen with navigation, and an eight-speaker Infinity audio system. Safety features and driver aids include automatic high-beam control, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning with lane keeping assist, and a driver attention monitor.


The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric offers pure electric mobility with a 28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery for an estimated driving range of 124 miles. The electric motor has a maximum output of 88 kW (118 horsepower) and 218 lb.-ft. of torque mated to a single-speed reduction-gear transmission. The Ioniq Electric has an EPA-estimated 136 MPGe rating, the highest efficiency rating of any electric vehicle sold in the U.S. market.

All the 2019 Ioniq Electric models are equipped with standard Level-3 DC fast-charging capability. Charging the Ioniq Electric lithium-ion polymer battery up to 80 percent only takes about 23 minutes using a SAE Combo Level-3 DC, 100 kW fast-charger. An integrated In-Cable Control Box (ICCB) also allows drivers to charge their Ioniq Electric using a standard household electric socket when necessary.

Technical Specification

Total System Combined Horsepower

118 HP

Electric Motor

Motor Type

Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor

Motor Output

88 kW Electric Motor

Horsepower equivalent

118 HP


215 lb.-ft.



Lithium-ion Polymer


360 V

Battery System Capacity

28.0 kWh

Zero to 60 mph

8.9 sec

Transmission Type

Single-speed Reduction Gear


Front: MacPherson strut

Rear: Torsion-beam

Steering Type

Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS) column mounted, Rack-and-Pinion, Power assisted

Brakes/ Tires/ Wheels


16” Eco-spoke alloy wheels


Michelin Energy Saver A/S 205/55R16

Spare Tire

Tire Mending Kit (in lieu of temporary spare tire)

Exterior Dimensions


106.3 in.

Overall Length

176.0 in.

Overall Width

71.7 in.

Overall Height

57.1 in.

Coefficient of Drag (CD)


Interior Dimensions

Head Room

Front, without sunroof: 39.1 in.

Front, with sunroof: 38.2 in.

Rear: 37.4 in.

Leg Room

Front: 42.2 in.

Rear: 35.7 in.

Shoulder Room

Front: 56.1 in.

Rear: 55.0 in.

Passenger Volume

96.2 cu. ft.

Cargo (Trunk) Volume

23.0 cu. ft.

Total Interior Volume

119.2 cu. ft.

Fuel Economy


136 MPGe

All Electric Range (AER)

124 miles



3,164 lbs.


4,189 lbs.

Charging Times

220/240V (Level 2)

4 hours 25 minutes

DC Fast Charging

80% in 23 minutes (100 kW) / 80% in 30 minutes (50 kW)



In crafting the exterior appearance of Ioniq, Hyundai designers concentrated on its future-focused character, fundamental to its appeal. A fluid exterior shape and natural air flow channels emphasize aerodynamic body lines and surface volumes. A sporty, hatchback-like profile is inspired by aerodynamic efficiency, complementing the soft lines and surfaces that trace the car’s outline.

The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric conveys a unique front perspective: with lower powertrain cooling required, the grille is a sleek, clean surface. The Ioniq Electric also features HID Xenon headlamps with Dynamic Bending Light (DBL) and LED tail lamps with a unique pattern and identity for the rear view, as well as unique 16-inch eco-spoke alloy wheels. The color choices for Ioniq models include Black Noir Pearl, Symphony Air Silver, Intense Blue, Ceramic White, Summit Gray and Scarlet Red exterior color for the Hybrid model.


In keeping with its exterior, the interior of Ioniq captures the model’s futuristic qualities. A smooth, elegant and clutter-free theme and efficient use of interior space complements a logical, structured approach applied to the layout of controls for intuitive operation. The driver and passenger of the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric will also notice there is more room between the front seats. This is achieved via a shift-by-wire push-button drive selector free of mechanical linkage. The Ioniq Electric also features an electronic parking brake (EPB), conserving space in the center console.

To provide a pleasant, comfortable and refreshing interior climate without using unnecessary amounts of energy, the Ioniq climate control can be switched to an efficient operation mode. Recirculated air is maximized when air-conditioning or heating, reducing ventilation losses and increasing the overall efficiency of the system. Also, the fully-automatic climate control can be set to ‘Driver only’ mode, thereby reducing the load of both air conditioning and heating on the overall powertrain. Ioniq also features console-mounted rear air vents for rear passenger comfort.

Ioniq features state-of-the-art infotainment and connectivity features. Ioniq is equipped with a high-definition 7-inch TFT information cluster. With a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, it displays all gauge functions (speedometer, drive mode, fuel level). For 2019, navigation-equipped Ioniq Electric use an enhanced, natural-language, server-based voice-recognition technology with a new POI-search database supported by HERE that includes charging station locations for driver convenience. The driving experience inside Ioniq is enhanced through state-of-the art connectivity features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Blue Link, as well as wireless charging for smartphones. Both systems enable users to connect their devices to activate music, telephone or navigation functions. Ioniq also offers a wireless inductive-charging pad for Qi-compatible devices.

Behind the wheel, Smart Cruise Control allows a constant speed and following distance to be maintained from the vehicle ahead without depressing the accelerator or brake pedals; it is automatically cancelled when speed drops to 5 mph or below. Ioniq Electric takes it a step further by providing Smart Cruise Control with fully automatic stop/start function as well.


For 2019, the Ioniq Electric adds Driver Attention Alert and High Beam Assist to its available safety features. Further, the Ioniq Electric offers the very latest in advanced safety, including Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist function, Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, for high levels of both active and passive vehicle safety. Additional safety features include rear parking sensors and headlights with Dynamic Bending Light (DBL).

The Ioniq is also available with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection, an advanced active safety feature that helps alert drivers to potential emergency situations, including braking automatically.


Hyundai is also working with ChargePoint to further enhance the Ioniq Electric ownership experience. ChargePoint has the world’s largest electric vehicle charging network with more than 32,000 locations at which to charge, including more than 400 Express DC fast-charging sites. ChargePoint locations are rapidly expanding, with customer ease of use as a primary goal at every location.

The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric owners will receive welcome kits, informing them with key information and benefits in the use of the ChargePoint charging network, and ChargePoint access cards that are easy to activate. In addition, owners will have the capability to conveniently locate ChargePoint chargers on their mobile devices using the MyHyundai/Blue Link app.






Ioniq Limited


 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ *Prices excluding freight charge of $885

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