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2021 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid vs. 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

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2021 Hyundai
Ioniq Hybrid

MSRP*: $23,400 to $31,400
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2021 Volkswagen
Golf GTI

MSRP*: $28,695 to $36,945
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Invoice* $22,665 to $29,938 $27,547 to $35,467
MPG - City 54 - 58 MPG 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 56 - 60 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 53.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 104 hp 228 hp
Exterior Length 176.0 in 168.0 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 Hybrid 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 Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Golf GTI, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Hybrid and the Volkswagen Golf GTI have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 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 Hybrid, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Handling
The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 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 Hybrid 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.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, 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 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

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