2021 Hyundai Ioniq vs. Its Competition

2021 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 Chevrolet Bolt EV is one of the most affordable and longest range electric cars on the market.

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 Ioniq’s kin, the Kia Niro, has exceptional driving range, while the new RAV4 Prime adopts a plug-in powertrain with 42 miles of electric range.

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Quick Specs
6.6
The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq steps up the efficiency game with hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric editions.
5.5
The 2021 Toyota Prius appeals to shoppers looking for a no-frills commuter that excels at fuel economy.
6.4
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.
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 Kia Niro is a compelling eco-friendly car for those opposed to Prius-like looks.
7.0
The 2020 Nissan Leaf has outgrown its nerdy, commuter-car phase and steers now toward mainstream.
MSRP From     
N/A$24,525$26,050$36,620$24,590$31,600
Gas Mileage     
51 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy46 MPG City / 46 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/AGas/Electric I-4Regular Unleaded I-4ElectricGas/Electric I-4Electric
EPA Class     
N/AMid-Size CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall station wagonSmall Station WagonMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
N/AL Eco (GS)LE FWD (SE)5-Door Wagon LTLX FWDS Hatchback
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A55555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/A4N/AN/A
Body Style     
N/AHatchbackSport UtilityWagonSport UtilityHatchback
Transmission     
N/ACVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODNAAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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