2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Interior & Cargo

$22,400 - $29,350
Price Range (MSRP)

Some Hyundai models boast premium interiors, but the Ioniq isn’t one of them. Despite feeling solid, the plastics are hard and look cheap, and the standard cloth surfaces feel low rent. But the steering wheel feels superb in hand, and the driver’s perch is comfortable and offers standard height adjustment making it easy to find a good driving position. There’s the availability of leather and heated front seats too up the trim ladder. The split rear window works to great effect to increase rear visibility, aided by the fact you’re unlikely to have rear passengers. That’s because the rear of the cabin is immensely cramped, with a poor seating position and sloping roof adults will want to avoid sitting back there at all costs. There are however two full sets of LATCH anchors to affix child safety seats to.

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Interior Space

The Ioniq Hybrid seats five people. Both front occupants can expect generous space to stretch out, with a wide range of seat adjustment to get comfortable. Higher trims offer power adjustment with lumbar support as well, and the steering column is tilt-and-telescopic as standard. The broad bases of the front and rear window pillars impede visibility a little, but it’s overall decent for the Ioniq’s size. But the rear of the cabin is not suitable for adults. A high seating position and sloping roofline cut headroom severely, while leg and toe room are tighter than comfortable. It’s best to save the back seats for the kids.

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
Toyota Prius
Honda Insight
Seating Capacity 5 5 5
Front Seat Legroom 42 inches 42 inches 42 inches
Front Seat Headroom 39 inches 39 inches 39 inches
Rear Seat Legroom 35 inches 33 inches 37 inches
Rear Seat Headroom 37 inches 37 inches 36 inches

Interior colors and materials

While the interior tends to feel cheap, it’s actually well put together. But the color options don’t really help the impression of cheapness. The Blue and SEL models gets standard cloth upholstery which can be had in either black or beige with black trimming. Your color choice is accompanied by matching color updates to the upper dash, center console, and door panels while the lower panels remain gray and the surrounds for the air vents remain silver. The SEL gets a black leather-clad steering wheel. On the Limited model, upholstery is upgraded to leather, with perforated leather forming the main portion of the seat. There’s no further color choices, with the same black and beige applying, however the beige applies to the seat in its entirety.

Standard interior Colors

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

Interior Features

Across the Ioniq Hybrid range, standard infotainment is taken care of by a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen with six speakers. The system features AM/FM/SiriusXM satellite radio/HD Radio functionality and accepts inputs via USB, auxiliary and Bluetooth media streaming. Furthermore, the system is fully compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which is just as well since navigation is only available as an option on the top trim. Standard on the Limited model is complimentary use of Hyundai’s Blue Link Connected Car System. The optional Ultimate Package for the Limited trim upgrades the media system to an eight-inch touchscreen with built-in navigation. The package also equips an Infinity premium audio system with eight speakers, along with Clari-Fi music restoration technology. For those with compatible devices, the package also includes a QI wireless charging pad.

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
  • 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 And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable front seats and height adjustment
  • Front Center Armrest
  • 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, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, 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
  • 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
  • Interior Trim -inc: Piano Black Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • 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
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Cargo Space

The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid offers the most cargo volume of the Ioniq family, due to a smaller battery pack giving more space behind the second row of seats. There’s 26.5 cubic feet of space back there, which is marginally less than the 27.4 cubic feet the Toyota Prius offers. But the cargo bay is large and the liftback styling gives a wide loading aperture to a square loading area capable of housing five carry-on sized pieces of luggage with some room to spare. Larger items will need to be lifted quite high though, as the hatch opening is rounded substantially at the lower corners which can make loading heavier items a bit awkward. The Limited model gets an optional cargo cover through the Ultimate package which adds more privacy and protection from the sun. The rear seats fold in a 60/40 split and do fold flat, but space is still limited due to the rear bench being perched high atop the battery pack. The storage is fairly large, but it’s shallow, which could pose a problem for some larger items.

The cabin has numerous storage holes, with a large well in front of the gear selector, a narrow console bin and narrow, but wide slot on the dash finding much use. The door pockets can only hold a water bottle though, and the glovebox is on the small side. The rear of the cabin only has two small door pockets and a seatback pocket/net on the back of the front passenger seat.

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
Toyota Prius
Honda Insight
Trunk Volume N/A N/A 15 ft³