2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid vs. 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

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Safety

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The Ioniq Hybrid’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Avalon Hybrid doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Ioniq Hybrid and the Avalon 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, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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

Hyundai’s powertrain warranty covers the Ioniq Hybrid 5 years and 40,000 miles longer than Toyota covers the Avalon 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 Avalon Hybrid ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The Ioniq Hybrid’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Avalon 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 Toyota vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Hyundai third in initial quality, above the industry average. With 19 more problems per 100 vehicles, Toyota is ranked 8th.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Ioniq Hybrid gets better fuel mileage than the Avalon Hybrid:

MPG

Ioniq Hybrid

Blue 1.6 4-cyl. Hybrid

57 city/59 hwy

1.6 4-cyl. Hybrid

55 city/54 hwy

Avalon Hybrid

XLE 2.5 4-cyl. Hybrid

43 city/44 hwy

2.5 4-cyl. Hybrid

43 city/43 hwy

Suspension and Handling

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The Ioniq Hybrid has standard front gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The Avalon Hybrid’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

For better maneuverability, the Ioniq Hybrid’s turning circle is 2.9 feet tighter than the Avalon Hybrid XLE’s (34.8 feet vs. 37.7 feet). The Ioniq Hybrid’s turning circle is 3.9 feet tighter than the Avalon Hybrid XSE/Limited’s (34.8 feet vs. 38.7 feet).

Chassis

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The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 600 to 650 pounds less than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

The Ioniq Hybrid is 1 foot, 7.9 inches shorter than the Avalon Hybrid, making the Ioniq Hybrid easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The design of the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid amounts to more than styling. The Ioniq Hybrid has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .24 Cd. That is lower than the Avalon Hybrid (.27) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the Ioniq Hybrid get better fuel mileage.

Passenger Space

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Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the Ioniq Hybrid a Large car, while the Avalon Hybrid is rated a Mid-size.

The Ioniq Hybrid has 1.7 inches more front headroom, .1 inches more front legroom and .3 inches more rear headroom than the Avalon Hybrid.

Cargo Capacity

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The Ioniq Hybrid has a much larger trunk than the Avalon Hybrid (26.5 vs. 16.1 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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Consumer Reports rated the Ioniq Hybrid’s headlight performance “Very Good,” a higher rating than the Avalon Hybrid’s headlights, which were rated “Good.”

The Avalon Hybrid Limited’s cornering lamps activate a lamp on the front corner when the turn signal is activated. The Ioniq Hybrid Limited’s optional adaptive cornering lights turn the actual headlight unit up to several degrees, depending on steering wheel angle and vehicle speed. This lights a significant distance into corners at any speed.

Economic Advantages

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IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid will be $10569 to $11110 less than for the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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