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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2021 Hyundai Ioniq EV Review

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2020 BMW
230

MSRP*: $35,300 to $37,300
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2021 Hyundai
Ioniq EV

MSRP*: $33,245 to $38,815
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Invoice* $33,330 to $35,190 $31,999 to $36,903
MPG - City 21 - 24 MPG 145 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.8 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4 134-hp, (electric)
Transmission Auto Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 248 hp 134 hp
Exterior Length 174.7 in 176.0 in
Exterior Width 69.8 in 71.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.0 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 38.2 - 39.1 in
Rear 37.4 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Ioniq EV than the BMW 230, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 230 and the Hyundai Ioniq EV in the front seats.

Convenience
With the BMW 230 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Ioniq EV, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW 230 is somewhat more expensive than the Hyundai Ioniq EV. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 230 and the Hyundai Ioniq EV have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 230 is much slimmer than the Hyundai Ioniq EV, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the BMW 230 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Hyundai Ioniq EV.

Handling
The BMW 230 has a larger turning radius than the Hyundai Ioniq EV, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 230 has a much more powerful engine than the Hyundai Ioniq EV. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 230 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Hyundai Ioniq EV.

Utility
The BMW 230 has less seating than the Hyundai Ioniq EV, making the Hyundai Ioniq EV the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the BMW 230 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Ioniq EV.