Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid running costs

The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is cheaper to buy than a Toyota Prius, and cheap enough to challenge conventional hatchbacks like the Volkswagen Golf

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Running costs rating

4.5 out of 5

Insurance groupWarrantyService intervals2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
11-125yrs / unlimited miles1yr / 10,000 milesFrom £1,226 / £2,452

The Ioniq Hybrid is usefully cheaper to buy than the Toyota Prius, which is one of the key reasons buyers are likely to consider it. This also helps make up for the fact that the Hyundai falls short of the Toyota’s fuel-economy and CO2 emissions figures. However, while the official economy is a mite off the Prius’ benchmark, because the Hyundai has a cheaper on-the-road price, it’s still cheaper for company-car tax.

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid insurance group

Insurance groups range from 11-12, which is on par with the Prius. For context, a Hyundai i10 city car falls into the same insurance groups, so this is about as cheap as insurance gets.

Warranty

Hyundai offers a five-year/unlimited-mileage warranty, which is one of the best on the market given that most normal diesel or petrol cars have three years of cover. Toyota offers a five-year/100,000-mile warranty, while Kia betters them both with seven years/100,000 miles.

Servicing

The Ioniq Hybrid will tell you when it needs servicing by pinging up a message on the dashboard, so the intervals between scheduled maintenance will vary depending on how you use the car.

Whatever mileage you do, Hyundai’s fixed-price servicing plans are affordable, and you can even extend the plan to five or eight years. Go with one of Hyundai’s official servicing plans and you also get free roadside assistance.

Road tax

The Hyundai Ioniq doesn’t get free access to the London Congestion Charge zone (neither does the Prius any more), while normal road tax will cost £140 a year – a £10 saving compared to a non-hybrid car.

Most Popular

Volkswagen ID.1 on the way as Polo-sized entry-level electric car
Volkswagen ID.3
Volkswagen

Volkswagen ID.1 on the way as Polo-sized entry-level electric car

Volkswagen is working on a small electric car based on its MEB platform; Cupra and SEAT models also on the cards
24 Feb 2021
New 2021 Honda HR-V hybrid SUV revealed
Honda HR-V
Honda HR-V

New 2021 Honda HR-V hybrid SUV revealed

Next-generation Honda HR-V will go on sale later in 2021 with pure-hybrid power only
18 Feb 2021
Best plug-in hybrid cars 2021
Skoda Superb iV
Best cars

Best plug-in hybrid cars 2021

The best plug-in hybrid cars offer great fuel economy and very low running costs as long as you keep their batteries charged
17 Feb 2021