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2021 Hyundai Ioniq EV vs. 2020 Lexus RC 300 Review

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2021 Hyundai
Ioniq EV

MSRP*: $33,245 to $38,815
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2020 Lexus
RC 300

MSRP*: $41,295 to $48,540
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Invoice* $31,999 to $36,903 $38,405 to $45,142
MPG - City 145 MPG 18 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 121 MPG 24 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 10.4 ft3
Engine 134-hp, (electric) Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 134 hp 241 - 260 hp
Exterior Length 176.0 in 185.0 in
Exterior Width 71.7 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 45.4 in
Rear 27.3 in
Head Room Front 38.2 - 39.1 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 39.0 in
Rear 34.8 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Ioniq EV than the Lexus RC 300. The Lexus RC 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Ioniq EV.

Convenience
With the Lexus RC 300 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Ioniq EV, due to its tank size and 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 Hyundai Ioniq EV is clearly a better financial choice over the Lexus RC 300. 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 Ioniq EV and the Lexus RC 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Ioniq EV is about the same width as the Lexus RC 300. If you go with the Hyundai Ioniq EV, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus RC 300.

Handling
The Hyundai Ioniq EV has about the same turning radius as the Lexus RC 300, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Ioniq EV is significantly less powerful than the Lexus RC 300. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Hyundai Ioniq EV doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus RC 300.

Utility
The Hyundai Ioniq EV offers greater seating capacity than the Lexus RC 300, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Ioniq EV than that of the Lexus RC 300.