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2021 Hyundai Ioniq EV vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

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2021 Hyundai
Ioniq EV

MSRP*: $33,245 to $38,815
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2021 Toyota
Prius

MSRP*: $24,525 to $32,650
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Invoice* $31,999 to $36,903 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 145 MPG 51 - 58 MPG
MPG - Hwy 121 MPG 47 - 53 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 50.7 ft3
Engine 134-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 134 hp 95 hp
Exterior Length 176.0 in 180.0 in
Exterior Width 71.7 in 69.3 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 33.4 in
Head Room Front 38.2 - 39.1 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.4 in
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 Toyota Prius. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Ioniq EV and the Toyota Prius in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Toyota Prius 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). The Hyundai Ioniq EV is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Prius. 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 Toyota Prius have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Ioniq EV is much wider than the Toyota Prius, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Hyundai Ioniq EV is slightly shorter than the Toyota Prius, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Ioniq EV has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Ioniq EV does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius.

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

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