While the brand’s focus has been on utility vehicles lately, Hyundai has been on an overarching spree of introducing new vehicles for the past several years, and before they turned to crossovers it included sedans as well, like the Ioniq hybrid sedan. Now just four years after its introduction, the Ioniq is one of the most popular models on the brands, and one of the most popular hybrid sedans on the market as a whole. We thought we’d see how it compares to the big dog by pitting the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq vs 2019 Toyota Prius.
It’s no secret that Toyota revolutionized the automotive industry when they introduced the Prius nearly twenty years ago, and it remains one of the best options in the segment today. However, other brands have had plenty of time to perfect the technology as well and introduce models that are just as good if not better. The Ioniq is one of them.
As you can tell with just a cursory glance at the table just above, the two sedans are quite comparable, though each has its advantages. In the first row, the Ioniq is shown to deliver more horsepower in the form of an extra 18 HP. That’s not a huge advantage, but it is an advantage. The Prius does fire back by being slightly more efficient through the city, but again, one mile per gallon… hardly an advantage.
However, the third row highlights the fact that the Ioniq far surpasses the Prius in highway efficiency, getting an extra six miles to the gallon. The Prius’s answer? Just an extra 0.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Maybe enough for an extra grocery bag or suitcase. If you can overlook the slight deficits in city efficiency and cargo capacity for the boosts to power and highway economy, then be sure to get in touch with us right away here at Cocoa Hyundai!