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2021 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid vs. 2021 Nissan LEAF Review

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2021 Hyundai
Ioniq Hybrid

MSRP*: $23,400 to $31,400
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2021 Nissan
LEAF

MSRP*: $31,670 to $43,970
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Invoice* $22,665 to $29,938 $30,001 to $41,634
MPG - City 54 - 58 MPG 114 - 123 MPG
MPG - Hwy 56 - 60 MPG 94 - 99 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 30.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 147-hp, (electric), 214-hp, (electric)
Transmission Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 104 hp 147 - 214 hp
Exterior Length 176.0 in 176.4 in
Exterior Width 71.7 in 70.5 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Head Room Front 38.2 - 39.1 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 37.3 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 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 Hybrid.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan LEAF, due to its larger tank size and better 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). Based on MSRP, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Hybrid will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan LEAF.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 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 Hybrid takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan LEAF.

Handling
The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 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 Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Nissan LEAF. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid has much less torque than the Nissan LEAF, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and the Nissan LEAF.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid than that of the Nissan LEAF.