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2021 Hyundai Ioniq EV vs. 2021 Nissan LEAF Review

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2021 Hyundai
Ioniq EV

MSRP*: $33,245 to $38,815
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2021 Nissan
LEAF

MSRP*: $31,670 to $43,970
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Invoice* $31,999 to $36,903 $30,001 to $41,634
MPG - City 145 MPG 114 - 123 MPG
MPG - Hwy 121 MPG 94 - 99 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 30.0 ft3
Engine 134-hp, (electric) 147-hp, (electric), 214-hp, (electric)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 134 hp 147 - 214 hp
Exterior Length 176.0 in 176.4 in
Exterior Width 71.7 in 70.5 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Head Room Front 38.2 - 39.1 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 37.3 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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
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 Nissan LEAF. The Nissan LEAF will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Ioniq EV.

Convenience
The Hyundai Ioniq EV will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Nissan LEAF, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Ioniq EV will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan LEAF. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan LEAF.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Ioniq EV is a little wider than the Nissan LEAF, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Ioniq EV takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan LEAF.

Handling
The Hyundai Ioniq EV has about the same turning radius as the Nissan LEAF, 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 Nissan LEAF. 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 Nissan LEAF.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Ioniq EV and the Nissan LEAF.

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