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I have filled my car up twice, and keep a spreadsheet of fuel consumption, since buying it. My vehicle is the 1.6 Hybrid. The first tank of fuel, which I filled up after 520 miles calculated out at 69mpg, and the 2nd tank full calculated out at 64mpg. A typical run to, or from, work of 22 miles is usually displayed between 65 and 70mpg.

I live in the UK and most of my commute is via the M6 and M42. All of my cars have been plodders, not racing cars, and the Ioniq is another plodder. With a smaller fuel tank than my previous 1.6 Astra Estate I am getting better than 1.5 times the mileage out of the Ioniq and I am pleased with it.
 

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@Phoenix11 How do you define "plodder"?

My assumption is that the OP wanted to say this car is not something that'll win speed tracks, but it'll take you to work and keep running and running and unning and running and running without any worry - top up and go.

I certainly want my Ioniq to act like that and I fully expect to. I've had another Hyundai (Accent) for 1 years before this and no issues whatsoever.
 

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All of my cars have been plodders, not racing cars, and the Ioniq is another plodder.
have you put it in sport, carried on driving normally until the battery is halfway up the top segment, find a quiet road and floor it in sport mode

I doubt you will still consider it a plodder
 

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have you put it in sport, carried on driving normally until the battery is halfway up the top segment, find a quiet road and floor it in sport mode

I doubt you will still consider it a plodder
I took my car down to the coast the weekend and on this windy country lane there were racing cyclists, going quite fast about 25 mph. I was sat behind them for a few minutes then the road opened up to about a 150 metres straight, I whacked it in sport and the car took off, was doing about 70 mph and then was going too fast for the bend. This was the first time I put it in sport and put my foot down.

The gf wasn't impressed.
 

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The perception is different from the passenger’s seat. That’s what I always tell myself while clenching my teeth and fighting the urge to press the nonexistent brake pedal on my side when my daughter drives. I didn’t even tell her about the sports mode yet.
 

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The perception is different from the passenger’s seat. That’s what I always tell myself while clenching my teeth and fighting the urge to press the nonexistent brake pedal on my side when my daughter drives. I didn’t even tell her about the sports mode yet.
The fun thing about Ioniq is that with the smart cruise control and LKA i sometimes have the same passenger perception. E.g. on a crowded freeway I am constantly on the lookout and have to put conscious effort into _not_ breaking earlier and trusting the cruise control to do its job.
 

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I think I'd rather trust my own judgment on the road than the driving aids, but then these driving aids are new to me entirely, and don't seem entirely trustworthy.

For example, the Lane Keeping Assist may show 'green' so has identified the lane, but doesn't always keep the car in it if I don't - often it drifts over the line. It isn't confidence inspiring!

However, as aids to warn of potential driving errors, they are very useful.

And to add to the 'fuel consumption' topic, after 2000 miles, my HEV is averaging 60.5mpg calculated - 75.62mpg imperial. I'm very happy with that!
 

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Adding to the 'fuel consumption' topic ;
Just ticked off the first 2,100 miles in our hybrid...

Our 1st long road trip, 2 x "XX large" adults, 2 x "normal sized " adults, boot crammed full of linen(heavy...) 710 miles = 64.5 mpg (UK) .

Taking the GF to work, full boot, a 110 mile round trip of hilly, windy roads = 71.5 mpgUK !

VERY happy !
The only minor niggle to come to light so far, is a rattling tailgate..Noted on here as not uncommon ?...and . possibly a faulty "auto-lights" sensor, as headlights come on randomly in bright daylight....?
 

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  • I referred to my car as a "plodder" as it is not what I would call a racing car: Mazda MX5, BMW M3, Audi RS3, GSI, GTI, BiTurbo, and whatever else may be considered sporty. I normally drive it in 'non Sport' mode, although have used 'Sport' for rapid acceleration to get into the next lane smartly. My previous cars have included Cortina Estates, Granada Estates, Escort Estate, Montego Estate, Vectra Estate, Talbot Solara, Rover 214/8v, 1.6 Astra Mk3's and I still have a standard Mk3 as a project car, Capri, Citroen Gsa Club. I would say the nippiest of those was the Vectra when kick-down kicked in followed by the 16/16v Astra Automatic. Sport mode was not really needed as the car was very responsive. I don't like physically small cars: Getz, UP!, Micra, Matiz, i20, Nova, Mini, and I find that the Ioniq is a nice size and quite practical for what I need.
 

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Theoretically, could you turn off traction control, put it in sport mode, rev up the engine with your foot on the break and get the front tires loose enough for it to spin?
 

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Hi guys just a quick update I picked my car up 10 days ago absolutely love it. I'm getting 80 mpg (UK) I've done 423 miles and still have half a tank remaining. I've also got the optional 17 inch alloy wheels and I would guess at least 150 of those miles were completed in sport mode. The 423 miles so far has had the AC on all the time. I'm so impressed with the fuel consumption I'm converted 100% and won't ever go back to a diesel again if this is the fuel economy I'm looking at. I have done a few mods to mine since getting it and I will start a post with pics to show what has been done.
Sorry for the blurry pic we was driving at the time.
 

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