2021 Hyundai Ioniq EV for Sale in Fairfield, CT
The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric continues to earn well-deserved praise from its owners and automotive critics alike. Not only is it eco-friendly with its emissions-free operation and use of sustainable materials, it’s attractive as well. This award-winning hatchback EV is brimming with the latest and greatest driver-assist and connectivity technologies that everyone is looking for these days. Among other accolades, GreenerCars and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy named the Ioniq Electric the number-one environmentally friendly vehicle for 2021. And, like all Hyundai models, it’s covered by generous warranties, led by 10 years/100,000 miles of powertrain and battery coverage, plus 3 years/36,000 miles of free tire rotations. For this model year, smartphone integration (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) has been made standard.
Hyundai presents the 2021 Ioniq Electric in a pair of trim levels: the base SE and the loaded Limited. Their power comes from a 100 kW electric motor (134 horsepower) and a 38.3 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. The drive range as determined by the EPA is 170 miles per charge, but the car’s regenerative braking feature can begin adding some charge back to the battery when it starts getting depleted. Using paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel, the driver can continuously choose from three drive modes that affect how much energy is captured and stored in the battery. Since the energy is created during the stopping process, the more aggressive drive mode generates more regenerated energy.
The ’21 Ioniq EV is rated for 145 MPGe (miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent) around town and 121 on the highway. It takes just over 6 hours to reach the full charge point using a standard 220V outlet, but a public DC fast charger will supply an 80-percent charge in a mere 54 minutes. Hyundai BlueLink Connected Car Service, a handy mobile app bundle that’s included with the 2021 Ioniq Electric, lets you monitor the charge status, schedule charging to begin remotely, and find public chargers when you’re traveling.
Trims and Features
The SE is equipped nicely with equipment not often found on a base trim: heated front seats, heated side mirrors, puddle lamps, automatic climate control, automatic headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, and the Hyundai SmartSense driver-assist suite (more on that in the next section). The Limited also gets leather upholstery, chrome exterior trim, a moonroof, a power-adjustable driver’s seat with position memory settings, a wireless device charge pad, ambient interior lighting, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink.
Safety and Technology
The aforementioned Hyundai SmartSense grouping of active safety technology is standard on both trims. The SE gets automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, and driver attention warning. The Limited adds a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic collision warning, and highway drive assist.
The base infotainment system in the 2021 Ioniq Electric SE has been improved with standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a class-exclusive feature. Its other highlights are an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, high-definition radio, and SiriusXM satellite radio. The Limited upgrades to a class-exclusive 10.25-inch touchscreen (also exclusive in this segment), navigation, and a Harman Kardon premium sound system with eight speakers and Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology. This enhanced infotainment system is not compatible with wireless smartphone integration, though, so it reverts to the conventional plug-in style.