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2021 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2021 Hyundai Ioniq EV Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Spark

MSRP*: $13,600 to $18,100
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2021 Hyundai
Ioniq EV

MSRP*: $33,245 to $38,815
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Invoice* $13,178 to $17,539 $31,999 to $36,903
MPG - City 29 - 30 MPG 145 MPG
MPG - Hwy 37 - 38 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 27.2 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4 134-hp, (electric)
Transmission Continuously Variable, Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 98 hp 134 hp
Exterior Length 143.1 in 176.0 in
Exterior Width 62.8 in 71.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 33.0 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Head Room Front 39.0 in
Rear 37.0 in
Front 38.2 - 39.1 in
Rear 37.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 Chevrolet Spark, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Spark and the Hyundai Ioniq EV in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Spark 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). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Spark is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Chevrolet Spark and the Hyundai Ioniq EV have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Spark is much slimmer than the Hyundai Ioniq EV, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Chevrolet Spark, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Ioniq EV.

Handling
The Chevrolet Spark has a smaller turning radius than the Hyundai Ioniq EV, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Spark is significantly less powerful than the Hyundai Ioniq EV. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Chevrolet Spark has much less torque than the Hyundai Ioniq EV, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Chevrolet Spark 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 Chevrolet Spark is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Ioniq EV.