2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2020 Lexus RC 300 | NewCars.com

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2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2020 Lexus RC 300 Review

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2020 Hyundai
Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $26,500 to $32,950
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2020 Lexus
RC 300

MSRP*: $41,295 to $48,540
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Invoice* $25,589 to $31,387 $38,405 to $45,142
MPG - City Info not available 18 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 24 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 10.4 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 104 hp 241 - 260 hp
Exterior Length 176.0 in 185.0 in
Exterior Width 71.7 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 45.4 in
Rear 27.3 in
Head Room Front 38.2 - 39.1 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 39.0 in
Rear 34.8 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 Plug-In Hybrid than the Lexus RC 300. The Lexus RC 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.

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 Plug-In Hybrid is clearly a better financial choice over the Lexus RC 300. 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 Plug-In Hybrid and the Lexus RC 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is about the same width as the Lexus RC 300. If you go with the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus RC 300.

Handling
The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid has about the same turning radius as the Lexus RC 300, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Lexus RC 300. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid has much less torque than the Lexus RC 300, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid offers greater seating capacity than the Lexus RC 300, 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 Plug-In Hybrid than that of the Lexus RC 300.