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2020 Hyundai Ioniq EV vs. 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

New 2020 Hyundai Ioniq EV

2020 Hyundai
Ioniq EV

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New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2020 Volkswagen
Golf GTI

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MSRP*
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$33,045 to $38,615
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$28,595 to $36,495
Invoice* $31,807 to $36,712 $27,452 to $35,034
MPG - City 145 24
MPG - Hwy 121 N/A
Engine(s) 134-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
The Hyundai Ioniq EV offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Golf GTI 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 GTI.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Golf GTI 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 Volkswagen Golf GTI. 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 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Ioniq EV is a little wider than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, 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 GTI.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Ioniq EV is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Golf GTI. 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 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

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 GTI.