2018 Hyundai Ioniq vs 2018 Chevrolet Volt

Electric and hybrid cars are fast becoming the in-thing among car enthusiasts in Springfield Pennsylvania. Certainly, the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq has made gains in the market, and is a fine contender against the 2018 Chevrolet Volt. Both come with the hybrid and electric-only variants this year. Hyundai Ioniq’s hatchback intends to rise above the Volt’s sedan in style, performance and safety. Here are a few reasons why it performs so well in the market.

Design & Style

The 2018 Ioniq steals a bit of structure from its Elantra counterpart with a good looking front fascia, adorning a hexagonal grille and an array of well-arranged fog lights at the bottom end of each side. It has a handsome interior requiring very little adaptation and learning from a first-time driver. Such is not the case with other hybrid brands we have.

The 2018 Volt on the other comes with a slimmer grille, with reasons that it does not need much of fresh air fed to the engine. It is not very distinct from the Chevrolet Cruze from the side, but that’s just ok. The interior however is a bit of a let-down for Chevy. Its high window line and thickly done roof pillars obscure a large section of the outside from the driver. GM should certainly look into this.

Technology & Safety

The one area that all car enthusiasts must settle in their minds before buying any car is the car’s safety. No doubt, Chevrolet has one of the best sets of safety equipment stashed in the 2018 Volt – only that it falls short of the emergency braking and adaptive cruise control restricted only to the Premier trims. However, it scores 100% for airbag distribution.

With fewer airbags, the Ioniq falls short to Chevy’s Volt, but makes up for it with standard adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking in all its trims. What’s more, we already talked about the compromised visibility the driver may experience in the Volt’s cockpit. As such, Hyundai takes the day.


Chevrolet Volts biggest winning point is in its performance. With a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine, its hybrid has been rated at 42mpg. Driven over long distances, it becomes difficult to figure out when the engine has switched from electric to gas because of its silence.

Electric range is rated at 53 miles for the Chevrolet Volt, but is no match for the Ioniq’s 124 miles range driven by a 28-kwh battery under the rear seat. The Volt accelerates seamless grants but not as fast as we expected, especially on a mountain grade. Though the 2018 Volt ranks best with fuel economy, the 2018 Ioniq is fun to drive promising more to enjoy on more terrain samples.

The Bottom Line

With fuel economy, the Volt scores more points. It has incredible crash test scores and a bundle of safety features, but that’s just it. We see an Ioniq contender that gives better handling on the highway and easier adaptation for new drivers on the cockpit. It is a handsome addition to Hyundai’s 2018 models and to a large extent better looking than the Volt.

Ready to Schedule a Hyundai Ioniq Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing a cruise that offers comfort, fun and stability, test drive the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq with us at Springfield Hyundai. We are located in Springfield, serving the locals here as well as the larger population of Pennsylvania and beyond. Drop by the showroom or call us in advance to book your test drive appointment.

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Phone: 877-428-7515

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
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