The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq has multiple competitors, depending on which powertrain you choose.
The Ioniq Hybrid competes most directly against the larger Toyota Prius, whose fuel-economy ratings Hyundai has beaten.
The Ioniq Plug-In will face off against the new plug-in Prius Prime, which has 2 miles less electric range, and the Chevrolet Volt, with an impressive 53 miles.
Another competitor is the Ford C-Max compact hatchback, in regular Hybrid or plug-in hybrid Energi versions, but while it's nicer inside, its fuel economy and electric range are both below the Ioniq's.
For the Ioniq Electric, the main competitors are the larger Nissan Leaf, now at 107 miles of range and with a redesign coming for 2018, and the 238-mile Chevy Bolt EV.
Finally, the BMW i3 is far pricier than the Hyundai, but it too comes as an electric version—which gets a range boost to 114 miles for 2017—and a range-extended REx version with 97 electric miles and 83 miles of gasoline range on top of that.
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