2017 Hyundai Ioniq vs. Its Competition

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

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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Quick Specs
6.2
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is a small hatchback that comes as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, or an all-electric model; it's an important new player in the world of high-efficiency cars.
7.7
The 2017 Chevy Volt offers excellent fuel efficiency, and refined driving, improving on its predecessor in every way that counts.
7.4
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV could become the first mainstream electric car, with a 238-mile range and a base price in the high $30,000s before incentives.
5.3
The 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi are still pleasant all-rounders among hybrids, but they face much tougher competition this year from the Prius lineup.
5.8
Eclipsed by the Chevrolet Bolt EV's 200-mile-plus range, the Nissan Leaf is best enjoyed with the substantial discounts dealers are eager to offer.
6.5
The 2017 Toyota Prius closes the gap between "driving a hybrid" and "driving a normal car," even though it still looks like nothing else on the road.
MSRP From     
$22,200$33,220$36,620$24,175$30,680$23,475
Gas Mileage     
55 MPG City / 59 MPG Hwy43 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy42 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy54 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I4ElectricGas/Electric I-4ElectricGas/Electric I-4
EPA Class     
Large CarsCompact CarsSmall Station WagonLarge CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
Blue Hatchback5-Door HB LT5-Door HB LTSE FWDS HatchbackOne (SE)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront wheel driveFront wheel driveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/A44N/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
HatchbackHatchbackHatchbackHatchbackHatchbackHatchback
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomaticNACVT w/ODAutomaticCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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