In offering three green powertrains, the Hyundai Ioniq tries to be all things to all people, and each version suffers just a bit in competition with more specialized vehicles designed for only one or two.
The Toyota Prius is larger inside and almost as fuel-efficient, with its Prime model having similar electric range—though its styling repels many.
The Nissan Leaf is redesigned entirely for 2018, with a longer electric range, but we haven’t reviewed it yet.
The Chevy Bolt EV is the affordable long-range electric car, and roomier than the Ioniq, though the Hyundai is cheaper.
The Chevy Volt is our favorite plug-in hybrid, and its 53-mile battery range is twice that of the new Ioniq Plug-In, but it too is likely to be pricier.
Finally, the aging Ford C-Max is more upright and much more capacious, but less fuel-efficient as either a hybrid or an Energi plug-in hybrid.
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|Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic||NA||CVT w/OD||Automatic||CVT w/OD|
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