Hyundai Motor Company’s Ioniq Hybrid has become the most fuel efficient car in the U.S. market, returning higher mileage than any other combustion-engine and hybrid vehicles.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on December 6, the Ioniq Hybrid Blue received a combined fuel rating of 58 miles per gallon (MPG), based on 15-inch tire. It means that the sedan can travel 24.65 kilometers per liter of fuel.
The Ioniq scored 2 MPG higher than Toyota’s new Prius Hybrid Eco, which was certified at 56 MPG in combined fuel efficiency
In January, the Ioniq also beat the fourth-generation Prius in a South Korean test, scoring 22.4 kilometers per liter (KPL) in combined fuel economy compared to 21.9 KPL for the Prius.
In this regard, Hyundai Motor said, “In addition to fuel efficiency, the Ioniq has also received higher ratings in running performance such as acceleration and horse power than the Prius.” A comparative assessment of the Ioniq and the Prius carried out by the leading European vehicle magazine “Auto Bild” of Germany in October found that the Ioniq took 10.4 seconds to drive acceleration from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour, while the Prius required 10.8 seconds to do so.