The Hyundai Ioniq is here and it is set to take on the best hybrids and EVs currently in the market. In regards to the Toyota Prius, the official numbers of the Ioniq Hybrid has placed it well above the world’s top-seller.
The Ioniq is far more efficient that the standard Prius. The former has a 55mpg combined; 54 mpg highway, 55mpg city, while the latter has 52mpg combined; 50mpg highway, 54mpg city.
The Prius Eco, on the other hand, has 56mpg combined (53mpg highway, 58mpg city), but even that is not enough to beat the Ioniq Blue which has a 58mpg combined (57mpg highway, 59mpg city).
The Toyota hybrid isn’t the only one losing out to the Ioniq. The Chevrolet Bolt, despite being quite hot in the market right now, also falls short when placed next to the Ioniq Electric, which has been dubbed the most efficient electric car ever rated in the country.
The all-electric Hyundai has a combined equivalent fuel economy rating of 125MPGe while the Bolts sits at 119MPGe. The BMW i3 is the closes to the Hyundai with its 124MPGe combined. The world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf, is even lower at 112MPGe.
The Hyundai Ioniq has been garnering a lot of love from consumers as its Electric version has generated 1,300 buyers in South Korea, marking a 57 percent of the total EV sales for the market.
This would differ stateside, but it seems pretty obvious that the new Korean model would be a strong competitor to the Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Bolt, as well as the Nissan Lead in the U.S.