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2020 Hyundai Ioniq EV vs. 2020 Nissan LEAF Review

New 2020 Hyundai Ioniq EV

2020 Hyundai
Ioniq EV

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New 2020 Nissan LEAF

2020 Nissan
LEAF

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MSRP*
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$33,045 to $38,615
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$31,600 to $43,900
Invoice* $31,807 to $36,712 $29,935 to $41,568
MPG - City 145 114 - 123
MPG - Hwy 121 94 - 99
Engine(s) 134-hp, (electric) 147-hp, (electric), 214-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 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.

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

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.