2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric vs. 2020 Ford Fusion Plug-In Hybrid

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Safety

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Both the Ioniq Electric and the Fusion Plug-In Hybrid have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors, available blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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The Ioniq Electric comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Fusion Plug-In Hybrid’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 2 years and 24,000 miles sooner.

Hyundai’s powertrain warranty covers the Ioniq Electric 5 years and 40,000 miles longer than Ford covers the Fusion Plug-In Hybrid. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Fusion Plug-In Hybrid ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The Ioniq Electric’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Fusion Plug-In Hybrid’s (7 vs. 5 years).

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Hyundai vehicles are better in initial quality than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Hyundai third in initial quality, above the industry average. With 12 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked fourth.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Hyundai vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Hyundai 8th in reliability, above the industry average. With 22 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 16th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that Hyundai vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Hyundai 10 places higher in reliability than Ford.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Ioniq Electric gets better fuel mileage than the Fusion Plug-In Hybrid running on electricity (145 city/121 hwy vs. 109 city/97 hwy MPGe).

On the EPA test cycle the Ioniq Electric gets better fuel mileage than the Fusion Plug-In Hybrid running its gasoline engine (145 city/121 hwy MPGe vs. 43 city/40 hwy).

The Ioniq Electric’s maximum EPA estimated driving range is 170 miles on a full charge. The Fusion Plug-In Hybrid can only travel about 26 miles before it has to start its internal combustion engine.

Environmental Friendliness

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In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Hyundai Ioniq Electric higher (10 out of 10) than the Ford Fusion Plug-In Hybrid (7). This means the Ioniq Electric produces up to 11.8 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the Fusion Plug-In Hybrid every 15,000 miles.

Suspension and Handling

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The Ioniq Electric’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (49% to 51%) than the Fusion Plug-In Hybrid’s (54.2% to 45.8%). This gives the Ioniq Electric more stable handling and braking.

The Ioniq Electric handles at .82 G’s, while the Fusion Plug-In Hybrid Titanium pulls only .80 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the Ioniq Electric’s turning circle is 2.7 feet tighter than the Fusion Plug-In Hybrid’s (34.8 feet vs. 37.5 feet).

Chassis

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The Hyundai Ioniq Electric may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 600 pounds less than the Ford Fusion Plug-In Hybrid.

The Ioniq Electric is 1 foot, 3.8 inches shorter than the Fusion Plug-In Hybrid, making the Ioniq Electric easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The front step up height for the Ioniq Electric is 1.3 inches lower than the Fusion Plug-In Hybrid (14.5” vs. 15.8”). The Ioniq Electric’s rear step up height is .8 inches lower than the Fusion Plug-In Hybrid’s (14.5” vs. 15.25”).

Ergonomics

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To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the Ioniq Electric offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The Fusion Plug-In Hybrid doesn’t offer cornering lights.

Economic Advantages

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The Ioniq Electric will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Ioniq Electric will retain 40.13% to 40.62% of its original price after five years, while the Fusion Plug-In Hybrid only retains 33.66%.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Hyundai Ioniq Electric will be $3632 to $9138 less than for the Ford Fusion Plug-In Hybrid.

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