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2019 Lexus RC 300 vs. 2020 Hyundai Ioniq EV Review

New 2019 Lexus RC 300

2019 Lexus
RC 300

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New 2020 Hyundai Ioniq EV

2020 Hyundai
Ioniq EV

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MSRP*
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$41,145 to $50,035
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$33,045 to $38,615
Invoice* $38,264 to $46,533 $31,807 to $36,712
MPG - City 18 - 21 145
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 134-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Ioniq EV than the Lexus RC 300, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus RC 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Ioniq EV.

Convenience
With the Lexus RC 300 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Ioniq EV, 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). The Lexus RC 300 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Hyundai Ioniq EV, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Lexus RC 300 and the Hyundai Ioniq EV have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus RC 300 is about the same width as the Hyundai Ioniq EV. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lexus RC 300, which is slightly longer than the Hyundai Ioniq EV.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Lexus RC 300 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Hyundai Ioniq EV.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus RC 300 has a much more powerful engine than the Hyundai Ioniq EV. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Lexus RC 300 has less seating than the Hyundai Ioniq EV, making the Hyundai Ioniq EV the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Lexus RC 300 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Ioniq EV.