2020 Prius vs. Ioniq Hybrid Comparison

As the world changes and adapts, so does technology. With a bigger focus on eco-sensitive features, cars today need to go further and do more.

As the world’s first mass-produced hybrid vehicle (first released in Japan in 1997), the Toyota Prius carries with it a long history of fuel-conscious designs. The 2020 Toyota Prius is no exception. The Ioniq Hybrid appeared on the scene 20 years later in 2017.

But the difference in production history isn’t the only separation. Both vehicles have different features in important categories like safety and performance. In this comparison, we explore the Prius vs. Ioniq Hybrid to help you figure out which hybrid is right for you.

With a 4.9-Star Kelley Blue Book® (KBB®) Consumer Reliability Rating and Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) active safety features standard on the Prius, the 2020 Ioniq Hybrid faces stiff competition from the 2020 Prius.

Publish Date: 08/10/2020

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Reliability

Reliability is important no matter what vehicle you're considering. That’s why Toyota remains committed to living the motto of “Quality. Durability. Reliability.”

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Reliability

  • Toyota increased its Hybrid Battery Warranty to 10 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.
  • All leases and purchases of new Toyota Prius sedans include 24/7 roadside assistance for three years and a factory-scheduled maintenance plan called ToyotaCare.
  • The 2020 Prius has two AWD-e trims.
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Interior

A modern hybrid car should have excellent gas mileage, but eco-sensitive sedans should not miss out on crucial quality-of-life and convenience features.

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Interior

  • The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid has a smaller standard 26.5 cu. ft. of cargo space vs. the Toyota Prius L Eco with 27.4 cu. ft. of cargo space.
  • The 2020 Prius LE FWD trim includes a compact steel spare tire. All other grades have a tire repair kit. No Ioniq trim includes a spare tire.
  • The Prius includes cargo tie downs on all trims and a tonneau cover on the LE and above. No Ioniq Hybrid trims come with cargo tie downs and only the Limited trim includes a rear cargo cover.
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Safety

Passenger safety and comfort has always been high on Toyota’s list of priorities.

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Safety

  • The Ioniq Hybrid Blue and SE trims do not come with comparable features to Toyota’s Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) and Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD).
  • Toyota comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P).
  • Both the 2020 Prius and the 2020 Ioniq Hybrid received a superior rating. However, the Ioniq Hybrid SE only gets that rating with optional equipment.
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Conclusion: Prius vs. Ioniq

The 2020 Prius continues Toyota's legacy of reliability and safety.

 

All 2020 Toyota Prius trims come standard with Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) which includes Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), and Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC).

 

The 2020 Prius received a 4.9-Star KBB® Consumer Reliability Rating and ranked third for the KBB® award for Best Hybrid Car Resale Value. Toyota drivers can also rest easy with the ToyotaCare scheduled maintenance plan and roadside assistance coverage.

 

Compared to the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, the 2020 Toyota Prius offers Toyota reliability, performance, and includes more standard features across all trims.

 

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Conclusion: Prius vs. Ioniq

  • Leases and purchases of new Toyota vehicles include Roadside Assistance and a scheduled maintenance plan called ToyotaCare.
  • All new 2020 Toyota Prius trims come standard with Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P). Some comparable features are not available on the Ioniq Hybrid SE and Blue trims.
  • The 2020 Prius received a 4.9-Star KBB® Consumer Reliability Rating.
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