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2021 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid vs. 2020 Subaru BRZ Review

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2021 Hyundai
Ioniq Hybrid

MSRP*: $23,400 to $31,400
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2020 Subaru
BRZ

MSRP*: $28,845 to $31,495
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Invoice* $22,665 to $29,938 $27,367 to $29,831
MPG - City 54 - 58 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 56 - 60 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 6.9 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 104 hp 205 hp
Exterior Length 176.0 in 166.7 in
Exterior Width 71.7 in 69.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 41.9 in
Rear 29.9 in
Head Room Front 38.2 - 39.1 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 37.1 in
Rear 35.0 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 Hybrid than the Subaru BRZ. The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru BRZ.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru BRZ, 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). Whether you pick the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid or the Subaru BRZ, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is much higher than that for the Subaru BRZ.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is much wider than the Subaru BRZ, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Subaru BRZ.

Handling
The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid has about the same turning radius as the Subaru BRZ, 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 Subaru BRZ. 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 Subaru BRZ, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru BRZ, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

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