2020 Hyundai Ioniq vs. Its Competition

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Toyota Prius is the iconic hybrid in the U.S.

and has been improved over prior model years.

The Ioniq is more affordable and lacks the Prius' instantly recognizable shape, which may be attractive to inconspicuous buyers.

The Nissan Leaf was new for 2018, but like the Ioniq Electric, it lacks the range to compete against cars with internal combustion engines.

The Chevrolet Bolt EV is one of the most affordable and longest range electric cars on the market.

The Ioniq’s kin, the Kia Niro, gets a big battery for 2020 with exceptional driving range, while the new RAV4 Prime adopts a plug-in powertrain with more than 32 miles of electric range.

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric2020 Hyundai Ioniq
#15 in Large Cars
2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV
#5 in Wagons
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2019 Kia Niro2020 Kia Niro
2020 Toyota Prius2020 Toyota PriusGet Your Price2020 Toyota RAV42020 Toyota RAV4Get Your Price2019 Nissan Leaf2019 Nissan Leaf
Quick Specs
6.6
The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq hybrids and plug-ins trade on affordability instead of luxury.
6.8
A few more miles of range and modest upgrades push the 2020 Chevy Bolt EV electric hatchback back at the top for (non-Tesla) range, but there are other more charming urban electric cars.
6.0
The 2020 Toyota Prius is a good choice for commuters made even better with more smartphone connectivity this year.
6.5
The 2020 Toyota RAV4 covers more bases this year with smartphone compatibility and tough-looking off-road trims.
6.8
With a quicker-accelerating, 226-mile Plus model in the lineup, the 2019 Nissan Leaf is a lot of electric car for the money.
MSRP From     
$23,000$36,620N/A$24,325$25,950$29,990
Gas Mileage     
55 MPG City / 59 MPG Hwy52 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Electric I-4ElectricN/AGas/Electric I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Electric
EPA Class     
Large CarsSmall station wagonN/AMid-Size CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
Blue Hatchback5-Door Wagon LTN/AL Eco (GS)LE FWD (Natl)S Hatchback
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
55N/A555
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
HatchbackWagonN/AHatchbackSport UtilityHatchback
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODNAN/ACVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 Hyundai Ioniq vs. 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV2020 Hyundai Ioniq vs. 2020 Kia Niro2020 Hyundai Ioniq vs. 2020 Toyota Prius2020 Hyundai Ioniq vs. 2020 Toyota RAV42020 Hyundai Ioniq vs. 2019 Nissan Leaf