2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid vs. 2017 Toyota Prius

Since its inception, the Toyota Prius has been hailed as one of the best hybrid cars in the world, with gas consumption figures that far outmatched most vehicles out there. However, other car companies have since developed highly impressive hybrid vehicles, including Hyundai. The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is one that has several features making it an ideal buy for anyone who is interested in getting a hybrid car that is refreshing, and looks amazing as well.

Design & Style

Previous versions of the Prius have been termed as looking boring, and the 2017 iteration of the vehicle sought to correct this. As a result, the 2017 Toyota Prius is more angular and in-your-face compared to the earlier models. This extreme makeover may be appealing to younger customers, but most buyers find it to be too brash and bold. The Hyundai, on the other hand, has a more understated design. It can be described as graceful, as it combines restrained design with soft lines giving it suave appearance.

The same story is replicated on the inside. Past Priuses tended to have cheap plastic appointments, but these have been replaced with cloth to make the car feel slightly more premium. The Hyundai Ioniq, on the other hand, has been designed from the ground up to offer the most in terms of the interior experience. All the materials and fittings are of high quality, and it has been intuitively well laid-out. As a result, you will feel more comfortable in the Hyundai, and would be more comfortable on a long drive as well.

Technology & Safety

The Toyota Prius is available in six configurations with different trim levels and features. Some of the basic elements available in all of them include LED daytime running lights and taillights, active grille shutters (which aid to reduce aerodynamic drag), a 4.2-inch dashboard information display and keyless ignition. The Hyundai, on the other hand, offers most of these as standard options for the base model of the Ioniq, and also adds a sport driving mode, a larger touch screen display (7 inches), and an audio system that can be synced with Apple CarPlay or Adroid Auto.

Both vehicles have an impressive gamut of technologies to keep the car occupants safe, with features such as antilock braking systems, traction control and multiple airbags. However, the Hyundai Ioniq offeres slightly more features including a blind spot mirror, a rearview camera which comes as standard, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. Swiveling headlights also make driving on winding roads in the dark much easier in the Hyundai.


The Prius powertrain comprises a 1.8 liter inline 4 engine generating 95 horsepower, paired to a 53 kilowatt motor to produce a total of 121 horsepower. The Hyundai, on the other hand, ships with a direct-injected 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine producing 104 horsepower and 109 lb ft of torque. It is mated to a 32-kilowatt motor, for a total maximum output of 139 horsepower. On the road, the Hyundai is a lot more fun to drive than the Toyota, and is more responsive and more powerful as well.

The Bottom Line

The Hyundai Ioniq is one of those groundbreaking vehicles that offer the best that money can buy. If you are interested in the fuel economy of a hybrid but don’t want the ubiquity of the Prius, the Hyundai would be the best option for you. It also has better fuel consumption figures, making it even more attractive.

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754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.