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Compare the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid vs 2018 Toyota Prius

2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 2018 Toyota Prius Versus

2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid


2018 Toyota Prius

1.6L DOHC 4-Cylinder


1.8L DOHC 4-Cylinder
57 city / 59 hwy

Fuel Economy

54 city / 50 hwy
104 hp


95 hp

Serving Fredericksburg, VA, Spotsylvania, VA, and Washington, D.C.

While the Prius is better known, the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is offering a serious challenge to its dominance. When you choose the Ioniq, you will find that it offers more performance and better fuel economy as well as many other qualities that help it shine. Check out this review that can tell you about the differences between the Ioniq and its better-known Prius rival.

Value Packaging

  • • Lower Price
  • • Longer Warranty
  • • More passenger space
  • • Bigger cargo hold

The Ioniq has a ten-year hybrid warranty, giving you two more years than the Prius hybrid component coverage. Your Ioniq hybrid battery is covered for as long as you own your Hyundai. In terms of packaging, the Ioniq is a bigger car. It is rated at 96.2 cu.ft. of passenger space, compared to the Prius, rated at 93.1 cu.ft. In fact, you'll find more inches at every measurement from rear headroom to shoulder room to hip room. Most importantly, the Ioniq has two extra inches of rear legroom. The cargo hold is bigger, too. At 26 cu.ft., it beats the Prius by two cubes.


  • • Better Fuel Economy
  • • Better Performance
  • • More passenger space
  • • Better weight-to-horsepower ratio

The Ioniq is bigger inside than the Prius, but it still weighs less. This gives it an immediate advantage in weight-to-horsepower ratio. It generates 139 horsepower whereas the Prius generates 121 horses. The Ioniq torque rate is higher as well. Despite its faster powertrain, the Ioniq retains the edge in fuel economy. These Hyundai hybrids earn 57 mpg city and 59 mpg highway. Prius earn 54/50 mpg city/highway. When you add it up, the Ioniq offers more fun behind the wheel and big savings at the pump.

Comfort and Technology Features

  • • Premium cloth and velour upholstery
  • • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
  • • Larger touchscreen

The Ioniq has a higher interior quality. One aspect is its premium cloth upholstery with velour for extra softness. The Hyundai touch system includes a seven-inch display, beating Toyota's 6.1-inch display. Furthermore, Hyundai's hybrid has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - the most convenient ways to access dozens of smartphone-specific apps. Regarding safety, you can get the same list of safety features on the second-tier Ioniq for about the same price as the base level Prius. Automatic braking, a blind spot monitor, and a lane keeper help the Ioniq driver avoid trouble.

You can learn more about the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid when you test drive at Pohanka Hyundai of Capitol Heights. Stop by to learn more about trim level pricing and financing specials.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.