I much preferred the more conservative styling (interior in particular) of the Ioniq compared to the Prius. And I absolutely detest CVTs!
Prius does not use Ni-Cads, the lower levels use Ni Metal hydride, and the upper levels use Li-ion.the rubber band like e-CVT the fact at the time i got mine
the prius was still using old tech NiCad battery tech instead of the LiPo vin the Ioniq,
what i considered butt ugly styling of the prius
no EV / Plugin route (prius was one trip HEV pony at time)
currently though toyota have addressed some of those issues, but the show stopper for me is still the whiney e-CVT transmission on the prius
Strange. The eCVT is the biggest selling point of the Prius and all of Toyota’s hybrids. It would be the reason I’d choose the Toyota instead, to be honest. First, there is no “rubber band like” behaviour, since it isn’t a traditional CVT in anything but name and uses no belts. Second, it has a track record of literally million mile cars without issue or replacement. Finally, it has always been key in Toyota’s efficiency numbers.the rubber band like e-CVT the fact at the time i got mine
Our 2019 Ioniq PHEV does make a sound on EV mode. I believe this is required (by law?) for accessibility reasons. Otherwise, I concur on your points.The Ioniq is the quietest out of the bunch.. the transmission is quiet, the ICE is quiet.. it doesn't make weird fake sounds when you're rolling on electric (at least not the 2017 in the USA).
It drives and feels like a car.. mostly because of the 6 speed DCT and it's awesome because of it.. I love feeling the car shift.. it's nostalgic and more connected in feel.
Price.. cheaper than the rest.. solid win here..