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Hyundai Ioniq 3

  • 08-02-2022 1:47pm
    Registered Users Posts: 23

    Hi All,

    I am considering purchasing an EV in the next month or so and I like the look of the Ioniq 3. I am also looking at the Leaf 62kw. My driving would be primarily city commuting with a country run every odd month or so. Would you have any preference regarding these, or any suggestions otherwise. My budget would be max at the Leaf price around 36K



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,161 ✭✭✭Paul Kiernan

    Your big problem will be that there's very little stock available. Having said that Hyundai seem to better than most on that front.

    The Ioniq 3 is a very good car and good value and a big improvement over the earlier 28kwh version. Having just bought an Ioniq 5 myself I'd suggest looking at raising your budget to 39k! It's a seriously good car. There's a reason why it's winning awards left, right and centre.

    The Leaf is based on very old technology and things have come on a lot in recent years.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,252 ✭✭✭jusmeig

    Are you going new or second hand, fairly sure the Leaf 62 is more than 36k, 40k+

    Drove the "Ioniq" which is now the Ioniq 3 I guess. Great car, really liked it. Mine was the 28kwh version so I cannot speak to the newer version, but its a REALLY efficient car, to the point where you will likely get as much range if not more than the Leaf 40kwh with the 28kwh version. Size wise they are similar, think the Leaf has a slightly bigger boot. Some was over on the Ioniq thread saying the newer one charged slower which might be something to watch out for, as the 28 charged quite fast.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,161 ✭✭✭Paul Kiernan

    +1 on the range and efficiency issue. Independent tests have shown that the Ioniq can have a better range than a higher range Leaf so don't just blindly accept the official range figures!

  • Registered Users Posts: 23 Jinny_Cat

    Thanks. Purchasing new. I also like the look of the Peugeot e208, although a good bit smaller, I'd say it would be fun to drive.

  • Registered Users Posts: 330 ✭✭Buttros

    Not sure of wait times on the cars you mentioned but if you can be patient the MG ZS looks very nice in person and gets great reviews. Great spec for the price.

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