2020 Hyundai Elantra GT vs. 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid | NewCars.com

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2020 Hyundai Elantra GT vs. 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Review

New 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT

2020 Hyundai
Elantra GT

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New 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Hyundai
Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$20,650 to $24,600
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$26,500 to $32,950
Invoice* $19,825 to $23,538 $25,589 to $31,387
MPG - City 23 - 25 N/A
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** **** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
The Hyundai Elantra GT offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Elantra GT 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 Hyundai Elantra GT 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 Hyundai Elantra GT and the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra GT is a little narrower than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Hyundai Elantra GT is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Elantra GT does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra GT has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra GT has a much more powerful engine than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra GT and the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.

Warranty
The Hyundai Elantra GT comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.