2019 Hyundai Ioniq EV Interior & Cargo

$30,315 - $36,815
Price Range (MSRP)

While naturally derived, the materials in the Ioniq Electric’s cabin tend to look bland and feel quite cheap, particularly on the base model with its sugar cane bio-fabric upholstery. The upgrade to leather on the Limited is far classier, but you still can’t get away from a cheap, dull-looking interior. It’s ergonomically sound though, with both available touchscreens easy to use and with seating generally comfortable. The front seats offer a good range of adjustment and feature standard heating, and visibility is largely impressive. The rear seat gets a little cramped quite easily, with neither headroom nor legroom on the generous side of things despite space being technically available for five people The rear outboard seats feature two full LATCH anchor sets, but the lower anchors are deeply set into the seat.

2019 Hyundai Ioniq EV Interior Space

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric offers seating for five occupants, but if adults are your measure of seating then cut that number down to four. The front seats are generally commodious enough for most, with decent headroom and legroom, even with the sunroof on the Limited trim. Sadly, the same cannot be said of the rear seats, where the sloping roofline cuts into headroom and the position of the seat and underlying battery pack leaves legroom quite short. The driver’s seat boasts standard heating and six-way manual adjustment - power adjustment is standard on the Limited - with a good range of movement and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel which makes finding a comfortable driving position quite simple. Visibility is decent, only impeded by the size and positioning of the front and rear roof pillars.

Hyundai Ioniq EV
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Seating Capacity 5 5 5
Front Seat Legroom 42 inches 42 inches 41 inches
Front Seat Headroom 39 inches 41 inches 39 inches
Rear Seat Legroom 35 inches 33 inches 36 inches
Rear Seat Headroom 37 inches 37 inches 37 inches

Interior colors and materials

What was it Henry Ford said about having it any color you want as long as it’s black? Well Hyundai might offer you numerous exterior hues, but inside your choices are limited to Charcoal Black and Charcoal Black. The base Ioniq Electric offers standard Charcoal Black bio-fabric upholstery, with matching black and grey interior panels and a grey headliner. The change from base to Limited trims upgrades upholstery from cloth to leather in, you guessed it, Charcoal Black, but the rest of the interior appointments remain the same. The only other dash of color to be found is the silver surrounds of the air vents and infotainment screen.

Standard interior Colors

  • Charcoal Black, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Charcoal Black, Premium Cloth Seating Surfaces

Interior Features

Infotainment is one aspect well catered for in the Ioniq Electric, even in base trim. A standard seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with six speakers can accept inputs via AM/FM radio, SiriusXM satellite radio, auxiliary input, USB, Bluetooth, and via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with which the system is fully compatible. The screen also acts as the display for the standard rearview camera. The Ioniq Electric Limited gets an upgraded eight-inch touchscreen system that features built-in navigation, while Audio quality is improved by Clari-Fi music restoration technology and an eight-speaker Infinity premium audio system with a subwoofer. For 2019, upgraded voice controls on the Limited model come courtesy of HERE replacing Google’s POI search. The upgrade controls work well, and overall, both systems are fluent and easy to use.

Standard Interior Features

  • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • 4-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • 6-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 8-Way Driver Seat
  • Air Filtration
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Blue Link Tracker System
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Compass
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Digital/Analog Display
  • Distance Pacing w/Traffic Stop-Go
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • Front Cupholder
  • Front Map Lights
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Glove Box
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable front seats and height adjustment
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: power driver's seat w/lumbar support and height adjustment
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Interior Trim -inc: Piano Black Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Memory Settings -inc: Door Mirrors
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Power Rear Windows
  • Premium Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
  • Roll-Up Cargo Cover
  • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
  • Trip Computer

2019 Hyundai Ioniq EV Cargo Space

There’s a decent amount of cargo volume for the Ioniq Electric, despite offering a little less than the hybrid model. Still, engineered with the battery primarily beneath the rear passenger seats, 23 cubic feet of cargo space is available behind the rear seats. This figure places the Ioniq Electric about par for the segment, more or less on even keel with the Nissan Leaf. The rear hatch is large and allows for easy loading of even large objects, provided you can lift them high enough to make use of the opening. The rear seats fold in a 60/40 split to increase storage volume.

There are plenty of places to store small items throughout the cabin with deep door pockets, a large center bin, and numerous center console nooks. On the Limite model, the wireless charging pad is helpful but occupies space where another cup holder would quite easily fit. While the small item storage is decent, nothing sets it apart from similarly sized hatchbacks.

Hyundai Ioniq EV
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Chevrolet Bolt EV
Trunk Volume N/A N/A 16 ft³