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2021 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Spark

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2020 Hyundai
Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$13,600 to $18,100
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$26,500 to $32,950
Invoice* $13,178 to $17,539 $25,589 to $31,387
MPG - City 29 - 30 N/A
MPG - Hwy 37 - 38 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
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 Plug-In Hybrid 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 Plug-In Hybrid in the front seats.

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 Plug-In Hybrid. 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 Plug-In Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Spark is much slimmer than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, 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 Plug-In Hybrid.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Chevrolet Spark doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.

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

Performance
The Chevrolet Spark has less horsepower than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Chevrolet Spark has less seating than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, making the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid 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 Plug-In Hybrid.