Hyundai Ioniq, A Female Student’s Best Friend,

What do most teen girls want in their first car?

A boyfriend.

We didn’t say that. You didn’t hear that here.

Primarily they want the car to be paid for by their parents. That’s in part what parents are for.

Right? Well, at least in part. Once we get past that, then the real fun starts.

The car typically is smaller in size, bright in color, economical, reliable, preferably sporty, and fun to drive with a great stereo.

Well, if your parents buy you a Hyundai Ioniq, it will be environmentally friendly too.

This car could just be a girl’s best friend.  A BCF. Or BAF.

Yes, C for car and A for auto.

Details, details, please.

The Hyundai Ioniq is a compact five door lift back, manufactured and marketed by Hyundai.,

The Ioniq is Hyundai’s first automobile built from the ground up to be specifically hybrid and electric.

It uses aluminum in the hood and tailgate, reducing weight by 27 pounds compared with conventional steel and no measurable disadvantages in noise or vibration.

This hybrid delivers up to an exceptional EPA-estimated 59 MPG Hwy.

Very impressive.

The nameplate Ioniq is a portmanteau of ion and unique.

Portmanteau. Please tell us what that means?

Blank stare?

According to Mr. Dumpty, first name Humpty, slithy means “lithe and slimy,” and mimsy is “flimsy and miserable.” You can make your own portmanteau words, and here are some examples for inspiration: smog (smoke + fog); brunch (breakfast + lunch), sitcom (situation + comedy), and infomercial (information + commercial).

It’s simply a combination of word blending by combining the meanings of two others.

Got it?

Anyway, it is the first automobile to be offered in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric variants.

How are the reviews? What are others saying?

According to, “The Hyundai Ioniq may look like just another hatchback, but that’s because the company put all of the effort into the powertrain. Developed to take on the Toyota Prius, the Ioniq is offered in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric flavors.”

Teen girl flavors, so to speak. Very flavorful.

Here are two industry reviews found at

“I just leased a brand new 2019 Hyundai Ionic Hybrid blue. It is the basic cheapest hybrid you can buy and I got the base cheapest model/version of this car. The car looks more awesome then Honda or Toyota in my opinion, and I love hatchbacks. The bright blue color is attractive and beautiful. It shifts well and is automatically in the economy mode all the time, but you can easily switch it to the sport mode and control the shifting and get more power if you want it.”

And another.

“I absolutely love my car. The IONIQ is the first car I’ve ever purchased on my own and I couldn’t have asked for a better car. The IONIQ gets the best gas mileage out of any hybrid and its somewhat cheaper than any other hybrid as well. It gets a combined 57 mpg and gets around 650 miles on a full tank. It gets better gas mileage than the Prius (its competitor) and also has way more features for the same/less price. I would also argue that it looks a lot better than the Prius as well, but that’s simply my own opinion.”

That’s fine. We simply want to know your honest opinion. Appreciate that.

So what are the parents of Ioniq saying? They know her inside and out.

Three Hyundai Vehicles Top ACEEE’s Greenest Vehicles List,
  • Hyundai is honored with Greenest Vehicle award for Ioniq EV, Ioniq Blue, and Kona EV

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 24, 2019
– The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue and Hyundai Kona Electric were named to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) list of “Greenest Vehicles of 2019.” In the growing, competitive green vehicle segment, the Hyundai vehicle’s life-time environmental impact was analyzed by ACEEE, scoring among a select group of standouts.

“Hyundai’s global strategy offers a variety of green options for a diverse group of drivers. Gone are the days a green vehicle means sacrifice. We have cars and SUVs that are more capable than ever meeting the needs of a large and growing group of drivers who require highly efficient, low-emissions vehicles for daily use,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “We are proud to have several vehicles, the most from any manufacturer to make such a prominent list in the competitive green vehicle segment.”

The 2019 Greenest Vehicles list specifies the 10 most environmentally-friendly nameplates available to consumers this model year. The Hyundai Ioniq Electric earned a Green Score of 67, the highest on this year’s rankings. The Ioniq Hybrid Blue scored second highest with a 65 Green Score and the Hyundai Kona Electric scored 63. Only the top-scoring configuration of each nameplate is included in this list. Scores are from a life-cycle analysis taking into account emissions from driving, manufacturing, and eventual recycling of the vehicles.

The Ioniq eco-focused vehicle is the first in the world to offer three distinct electrified powertrains on a single, dedicated vehicle platform. Hyundai’s approach for the Ioniq line delivers an uncompromising design and driving experience coupled with the latest in safety and convenience technologies, making it an appealing choice for a wide range of buyers.

Kona was developed with a focus on enhanced driving dynamics and responsive performance for a variety of urban and multi-surface driving conditions. Kona Electric’s estimated range is an impressive 258 miles and offers standard fast-charging capability, a feature for which many competitors charge extra. The Kona Electric platform has been developed to give customers CUV-like ground clearance and an elevated, command seating position to provide better visibility and comfort on long journeys, as well as easy ingress and egress.

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. We believe that the United States can harness the full potential of energy efficiency to achieve greater economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection for all its people.

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