2018 Hyundai Ioniq vs. 2018 Honda Clarity

As the intensity for availing new models of electric cars surges, car enthusiasts in Pennsylvania are now shifting their focus on how good one brand performs in comparison with another. Hyundai and Honda are in an all-out competition, clearly seen by the introduction of the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq and the 2018 Honda Clarity respectively, to try and sway the electric auto customers their way. Let us see why the Hyundai Ioniq has an edge above the Honda Clarity in the market.

Design & Style

Not much can be said about the difference between the two autos, as a glimpse at any one of them can through you off balance. The Honda’s long head-area, with a magnificently placed angry LED headlight at both ends is a killer. Being a 5-door hatchback, Honda has done really well with the split grill at the front section and the impressively shaped raised rear end.

Hyundai on the other hand gives a more mature outlook to its electric car, easily passing for a normal combustion car, which is a plus for the 2018 Ioniq. The blanking plate setup at the front and rear end design always remains a favorite in the market. The cockpit of the Hyundai is superbly done, and the handsome interior gives it an edge above any other hybrid. Why so? No much orientation and adoption is needed for a first-timer in the Ioniq; just get in and drive!

Technology & Safety

The 2018 Clarity’s safety tech package features the latest in lane-keep assist technology, a good distribution of airbags, adoptive cruise control, collision alerts and automated emergency braking. The Honda sensing technology is all good, but is no match for the Hyundai’s package.

Its lineup is as good as any other new Hyundai’s safety tech lineup including seven airbags, adoptive cruise control, cross-traffic alerts, EM braking and pedestrian detection. In addition, Hyundai Ioniq has included in the 2018 version an upgraded lane-departure tech warning, putting it way up the chain when it comes to electric car safety.


The electric version of the 2018 Clarity is no match for the 2018 Ioniq and the numbers will clearly tell. The lithium-ion pack on the Honda gives the driver 25.5kWh of power, giving the car an 80-mile range on full charge. The 2018 Ioniq Electric has a range of 124-miles, powered by a 28kWh battery pack, just 1 mile shy of the 125-mile mark that the biggest contender Volkwagen places in terms of power pack capacity.

The Ionic Hybrid as well offers the highest fuel volume capacity among all latest hybrids. EPA ratings are at 57mpg city for the Hybrid Blue, as well as 59mpg highway and a combination of 58mpg.

The Bottom Line

Agreed, the Honda has taken up a stylish approach to the exterior of its latest Clarity, but is shy of power and safety compared to its Hyundai’s Ioniq counterpart. Ioniq has done quite well to maintain both maturity, ease of control, safety and power rating to offer us a fast, safe and efficient electric car.

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All car enthusiasts in and around Pensylvannia are invited to pass by our showroom at Springfield Hyundai and have a glimpse of our 2018 Hyundai Ioniq. You can even take the car for a test drive!

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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
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.