The Hyundai Ioniq made its debut for the 2016 model year, planned from the beginning to be offered with three different electrified platforms. Although hybrid vehicles are more popular than ever, there still aren’t a ton of nameplates that are electrified-only. Most hybrid vehicles are versions of a non-hybrid, but the Ioniq – much like the Toyota Prius – was never planned to be offered as a gas-only. Last year, the Honda Insight followed suit. So, we thought we’d see how the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq and 2020 Honda Insight measure up to one another.
Taking a look at the table above, you can see a side-by-side comparison of some of the most important aspects to consider when shopping for a hybrid sedan like these two. Naturally, fuel efficiency is the most important thing in a hybrid vehicle, so that’s where we’ll kick things off. In the first two, it seems like the two sedans are quite comparable to one another, as the Ioniq only surpasses the Insight by two miles per gallon when driving through city streets.
However, the second row moves onto the highway, and that’s where the Ioniq really shines, achieving an extra 10 miles per gallon more than the Insight. Of course, the Honda Insight does fire back with an advantage of its own. The superior fuel efficiency left an opening for the Insight to deliver more horsepower, which it does in the form of 47 HP.
But the Ioniq wasn’t done at fuel efficiency. As the fourth and final row of the tables shows, the Ioniq also has a much biggest cargo area, offering an extra 11.4 cubic feet of space to fill with whatever you might need to bring on the road with you. If you think the Ioniq might be the right hybrid sedan for you, be sure to get in touch with us right here at Coastal Hyundai!