Well that was unexpected! It seems the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq HEV landed a rating of 59 city/57 highway/58 combined mpg. Still haven’t heard anything about the PHEV or Electric versions of the car, but that’s a big accomplishment for Hyundai using an in-house 6-speed DCT! But honestly I think there biggest competition, as always, is coming from the same house.
Kia is projected to have their 2017 Niro Hybrid “Crossover” rate a combined 53 mpg. Not as good but the thing pretty much hits all the popular segments right now with very little direct competition. I honestly think this FWD-only, barely lifted hatchback will be the one everyone talks about.