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2021 Hyundai Ioniq EV vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Prime Review

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2021 Hyundai
Ioniq EV

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2021 Toyota
Prius Prime

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MSRP*
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$33,245 to $38,815
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$28,220 to $34,000
Invoice* $31,999 to $36,903 $27,090 to $32,639
MPG - City 145 N/A
MPG - Hwy 121 N/A
Engine(s) 134-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
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 Prime. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Ioniq EV, drivers may find the Toyota Prius Prime a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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 Prime. 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 Prime have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Ioniq EV is much wider than the Toyota Prius Prime, 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 Prime, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
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 Prime.

Handling
The Hyundai Ioniq EV has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius Prime, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver 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 Prime. 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 Ioniq EV and the Toyota Prius Prime.

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 Prime.