Hyundai Ioniq vs. The Competition for Sale in Hyannis, MA
Hybrid vehicles are gaining a lot of momentum in 2020 as people become more financially and environmentally conscious. As a result, it’s no wonder why one of the segment’s main attractors is the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq. Through its long list of standard features, excellent fuel economy, and industry-leading warranties, it has become a hit with savvy drivers. Of course, that doesn’t mean it goes unrivaled. It still must contend with other eco-friendly 2020 gas-electrics like the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, Honda Insight, and Kia Niro. On this page, we’ll show you how the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq proves itself as one of today’s leading hybrids.
Pricing and Fuel Economy
The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq boasts the best starting MSRP in this competition, at $22,200. This affordability gives it an automatic edge over its rivals, before we even get into the other specs. The Corolla Hybrid ($23,100), Insight ($22,930), and Niro are all more expensive. The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq also rises above the rest by achieving an EPA-estimated 57 mpg in the city and 59 mpg on the highway. The Corolla Hybrid returns 53 city/52 highway, the Insight 55 city/49 highway, and the Niro 52 city/49 highway.
The base 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Blue trim comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, a feature that both the Corolla Hybrid and Insight lack. Since the Niro is a late arrival for the 2020 model year, and Kia has yet to release its full specs sheet, it’s not known whether it gets this feature as standard fare. In addition, the Ioniq’s Blue trim receives a power-adjustable driver’s seat, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. None of the other models in this comparison get a power driver’s seat as standard (except perhaps the Niro, but that remains to be seen). Although the Corolla Hybrid and Niro are both outfitted with a standard 8-inch touchscreen, the Insight’s is only 5 inches. The Corolla Hybrid also lacks Android Auto entirely, and the base Insight doesn’t include either.
Most of the other vehicles in this comparison really can’t compete with Hyundai’s stellar warranties: a 10-year/100,000-mile hybrid/electric battery warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty, a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, a 7-year/unlimited mile anti-perforation warranty, and 5 years/unlimited miles of 24/7 roadside assistance. The only other vehicle with the same hybrid, limited, and powertrain warranties as the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq is the Niro, although its roadside assistance warranty is not covered for unlimited miles, and its perforation warranty expires after 5 years and 100,000 miles. What’s more, all 2020 Hyundai models now receive 3 years/36,000 miles of complimentary factory-scheduled maintenance. Even though the Corolla Hybrid comes with complimentary maintenance, it expires earlier (2 years/25,000 miles). Neither the Insight nor the Niro comes with complimentary maintenance.