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2021 Hyundai Ioniq EV vs. 2021 Volkswagen Golf Review

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2021 Hyundai
Ioniq EV

MSRP*: $33,245 to $38,815
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2021 Volkswagen
Golf

MSRP*: $23,195
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Invoice* $31,999 to $36,903 $22,267
MPG - City 145 MPG 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 121 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 53.7 ft3
Engine 134-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Transmission Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 134 hp 147 hp
Exterior Length 176.0 in 167.6 in
Exterior Width 71.7 in 70.8 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.6 in
Head Room Front 38.2 - 39.1 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 38.4 in
Rear 38.1 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
The Hyundai Ioniq EV offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Golf with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Hyundai Ioniq EV will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Golf 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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volkswagen Golf, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Ioniq EV is a little wider than the Volkswagen Golf, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Hyundai Ioniq EV, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Golf.

Handling
The Hyundai Ioniq EV has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Hyundai Ioniq EV has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Golf, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Ioniq EV transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf.

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

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