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Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid vs. Hyundai Sonata

When comparing the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid to the Hyundai Sonata, the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Hyundai Sonata has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid versus the Hyundai Sonata, the Hyundai Sonata is a better car than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid.

Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid versus Hyundai Sonata Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid ranges from $22,907 to $31,989 while a used Hyundai Sonata from the same model year range is priced between $21,998 to $33,166. For a new model, the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid's price is between $27,978 and $34,929, with the Hyundai Sonata priced between $24,824 and $35,941.

Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid versus Hyundai Sonata Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is 7.2 out of 10 while the Hyundai Sonata's quality rating is 8.2 out of 10. This results in the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid being ranked 3 out of 8 Best Plug-in Hybrid Cars and the Hyundai Sonata being ranked 8 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid’s base engine makes 139 horsepower, and the Hyundai Sonata base engine makes 191 horsepower. The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is rated to deliver an average of 52 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 610 miles. The Sonata is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 548 miles. The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid uses electricity, regular unleaded, and the Sonata uses regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid, a hybrid compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear leg room and trunk space. The Hyundai Sonata, a midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room and rear shoulder room.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

2023 Hyundai Sonata

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$27,978 - $34,929

Used Asking Price:

$22,907 - $31,989

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

50.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$24,824 - $35,941

Used Asking Price:

$21,998 - $33,166

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.2 / 10

Reliability:

7.2 / 10

Retained Value:

7.2 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.2 / 10

Reliability:

8.1 / 10

Retained Value:

7.4 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 8
2 / 23
3 / 8
8 / 23
11 / 23

iSeeCars Rankings

5 / 13
8 / 13
8 / 13
11 / 13

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

SEL, Limited, SE

Trim Levels

Limited, N Line, SEL, SEL Plus, SE

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:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 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):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

139 hp @ 5700 rpm

Torque:

195 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

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

0.042 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

191 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque:

181 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

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

0.061 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

52 / 51 / 52

Range (city/hwy):

622 / 610 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity, Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

27 / 37 / 31

Range (city/hwy):

400 / 548 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

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:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

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:

Standard

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:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

46.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.8 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.1 inches

Cargo Space:

16 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

104.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3318 lbs

Width:

71.7 inches

Height:

56.9 inches

Length:

176 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3120 lbs

Width:

73.2 inches

Height:

56.9 inches

Length:

192.9 inches

Wheelbase:

111.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

205/55R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P205/65R16