5) Hyundai Ioniq
Hyundai’s first entry into the expanding hybrid compact car market runs on a 1.6 litre four cylinder Atkinson cycle engine. With 40% thermal efficiency this engine puts out a max power of 105 hp and max torque of 109 lb·ft.
Hybrid cars are already a step ahead of conventional vehicles, but Hyundai has endeavored to improve things further with amenities, safety features and design innovations. Some of the Ioniq’s features include a power tilt and slide sunroof, heated front seats, and 60/40 split-folding rear seatback. A 7-inch color touchscreen display audio with Apple and Android compatibility along with a rearview camera also comes in handy.
The car’s efficient shape optimizes airflow to improve active and passive aerodynamic features. Thanks to the Ioniq’s active aero front grille, wheel air curtains, rear spoiler and smooth underbody cover it has a drag coefficient of 0.24. An advanced design and the use of light materials further improve the car’s efficiency.