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Hyundai Ioniq Electric vs. Polestar 2

When comparing the Hyundai Ioniq Electric to the Polestar 2, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and interior volume. The Polestar 2 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai Ioniq Electric versus the Polestar 2, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric is a better car than the Polestar 2.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric versus Polestar 2 Pricing

For a new model, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric's price is between $32,464 and $40,269, with the Polestar 2 priced between $55,200 and $68,075.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric’s base engine makes 134 horsepower, and the Polestar 2 base engine makes 231 horsepower. The Ioniq Electric is rated to deliver an average of 127 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 170 miles. The 2 is rated to deliver an average of 113 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 270 miles. Both models use electricity. The charge time for the Ioniq Electric is 6 hours (240V), while the charge time for the 2 is 8 hours (240V).

Passenger Space Comparison

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric, a electric compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Polestar 2, a electric midsize car, has the advantage in the area of front head room. The Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Polestar 2 are comparable in regards to front leg room.

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2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

2022 Polestar 2

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$32,464 - $40,269

Used Asking Price:

$23,267 - $37,813

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

58.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$55,200 - $68,075

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

60.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.6 / 10

Reliability:

7.9 / 10

Retained Value:

7.3 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

6.8 / 10

Safety:

Not available

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2 / 25
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5 / 25

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Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

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Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Trim Levels

SE, Limited

Trim Levels

Long Range Dual Motor, Long Range Single Motor

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

134 hp

Torque:

218 foot-lbs

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.040 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

231 hp

Torque:

243 foot-lbs

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.053 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

MPGe:

127 / 121 / 127

Range (city/hwy):

170 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity :

38.3 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

6 hours (240V)

Engine Specifications

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

MPGe:

113 / 100 / 107

Range (city/hwy):

270 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity:

78 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

8 hours (240V)

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55 inches

Cargo Space:

23 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

119.2 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

37 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

52.6 inches

Cargo Space:

12.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

89.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3371 lbs

Width:

71.7 inches

Height:

58.1 inches

Length:

176 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.9 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4400 lbs

Width:

78.1 inches

Height:

58.2 inches

Length:

181.3 inches

Wheelbase:

107.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

205/60R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/45R19