Hyundai IONIQ 5 vs. Toyota Prius: Price, Performance & Dimensions

Ioniq vs. Prius


If you are looking for a new hybrid or all-electric vehicle, you're probably wanting to compare Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Toyota Prius differences to see which new EV for sale gives you the best price, performance, and passenger room - that's where our EV comparison comes in.

We've put together a model review of the all-new 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 to see how it compares to the current Toyota Prius hybrid. After you know how these new cars stack up, we think you'll be calling our Hyundai dealership to ask about 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 availability.

Hyundai IONIQ 5 vs. Prius Pricing

When determining if the Hyundai Ioniq 5 or Toyota Prius gives you better value, let's look at some of the trim models and feature highlights, so you can determine which vehicle gives you all the tech and safety you're interested in having.

When the all-new 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 joins our new Hyundai vehicles for sale, it will arrive in four available trim models:

  • 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Limited
  • 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 SEL
  • 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 SE
  • 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 SE Standard Range

The base model 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited comes standard with Remote Start Parking Assist, 20-inch alloy wheels on the AWD models, a Surround View Monitor, Blind-Spot View Monitor, and a "Vision" Panoramic Sunroof.

Right away, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 pulls ahead in our Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Prius comparison because the 2022 Toyota Prius L Eco does not have an AWD option. The Prius doesn't have Remote Start Parking Assist, 20-inch alloy wheels, or a "Vision" Panoramic Sunroof either.

Next up is the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 SEL with full LED headlights, H-Tex™ leatherette seating surfaces, Highway Driving Assist, and a hands-free smart liftgate with auto open for easy loading when your hands are full. This new Hyundai Ioniq 5 also comes with wireless charging for your compatible device.

The Prius LE comes with LED daytime running lights and smartphone compatibility, but you won't find any of the features we just mentioned that come standard on the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 SEL.

When you drive a new electric SUV, you want fast charging. That's why the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 SE comes with ultra-fast charging, but the features don't stop there. This new all-electric Hyundai SUV for sale comes with 19-inch Aero alloy wheels, heated front seats, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with navigation. Call our dealership for new Hyundai specials on EVs for sale.

The Toyota Prius LE AWD-e now gives you the AWD availability, safety features, and Smart Key System we found on the base model Hyundai Ioniq 5.

Toyota Prius vs. Hyundai IONIQ 5 Performance

When it comes to electric vehicle performance, it's all about having immediate torque and usable range. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 offers two different powertrain configurations to choose from so you can get the range and performance you need. The RWD Hyundai Ioniq 5 has a single motor that produces 225 horsepower and up to an EPA-estimated 300-mile range.1

If you're looking for more performance, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 AWD features a dual-motor system that puts out 320 horsepower and can still take you up to an EPA-estimated 269-mile range1 on a full battery.

The Toyota Prius is a hybrid vehicle, which means it has a gasoline-powered engine and a battery. Under the hood of the Toyota Prius L Eco is a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that puts out 121 horsepower, 105 pound-feet of torque, and an EPA-estimated 58/53/56 mpg (City/Highway/Combined).

The ultra-fast charging capability on the all-new Hyundai Ioniq 5 adds over 60 miles to your range in only five minutes. The battery will also charge from roughly 10 percent to 80 percent in less than 18 minutes. Thanks to Electrify America, you can enjoy a network of DC fast-charging stations across the country with two years of unlimited free 30-minute charging sessions.

When it comes to 0-60 mph times, the electric motor in the Hyundai Ioniq 5 delivers immediate torque for instant acceleration. The Toyota Prius needs approximately 9-10 seconds to get up to speed. Do you have that long to wait?

2022 Hyundai (hybrid) IONIQ
2022 Hyundai (hybrid) Ioniq class=
Starting MSRP: $24,6452
Engine: 1.6L GDI DOH 16-Valve I4
Horsepower: 139 hp @ 5700 rpm
0-60: 8.9 seconds
Torque: 109 lb-ft
Cargo capacity: 26.5 cu. ft.
Towing Capacity: 1,650 lbs
Payload: 1,025 lbs.
2022 Toyota Prius
2022 Toyota Prius
Starting MSRP: $24,6253
Engine: 1.8L 4-Cyl. Hybrid
Horsepower: 96 hp @ 5200 rpm
0-60: 10.8 seconds
Torque: 105 lb-ft
Cargo capacity: 1,598 lbs.
Towing Capacity: 96.2 cu. ft
Payload: 816 lbs.

Which is bigger? Hyundai IONIQ 5 or Toyota Prius?

When it comes to deciding which of these 5-passenger vehicles gives you the most passenger room and cargo area, let's look at how they size up. The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric SUV measures 182.5 inches in overall length and sits on a 118.1-inch wheelbase. The vehicle is 74 inches wide by 63 inches tall, equating to 27.2 cubic feet of trunk area and up to 59.3 cubic feet of the cargo area. The Toyota Prius is smaller and has a 106.3-inch wheelbase and 50.7 cubic feet of the total cargo area.

2022 Hyundai (hybrid) IONIQ
# of Passengers: 5
Length: 176 inches
Width: 71.7 inches
Height: 56.9 inches
Interior Passenger Volume: 96.2 cu. ft
2022 Toyota Prius
# of Passengers: 5
Length: 180 inches
Width: 69.3 inches
Height: 57.9 inches
Interior Passenger Volume: 93.1 cu. ft

Frequently Asked Questions

As you can see from our Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Toyota Prius comparison, there are many notable differences between these vehicles regarding price, performance, and size. The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is an all-new, all-electric SUV that offers greater performance, cargo room, technology features, and safety in the base model than the comparable Toyota Prius.

Yes, the all-new Hyundai Ioniq 5 is bigger than the new Toyota Prius Hybrid for sale and offers greater passenger room and cargo area than the Toyota hybrid. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 boasts rear seats that slide forward and recline. The driver and passenger seats recline all the way back and come with a leg rest to give you a relaxing ride and view through the "Vision" sunroof.

The best way to get the most longevity out of your vehicle is by following the factory-recommended maintenance and oil change schedule. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 can easily last more than ten years when properly maintained, and the battery is expected to last 20 years before needing to be replaced. The Toyota Prius batteries typically last around 12 years, depending on use and environment.


12022 Ioniq 5 RWD 300-mile range based on a fully charged battery and combined MPGe. 2022 Ioniq 5 HTRAC AWD 269-mile range based on a fully charged battery and combined MPGe. Estimated MPGe and driving range is based on internal testing with anticipated EPA certification pending. Estimated MPGe is for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery's condition and other factors.

2MSRP excludes freight charges, tax, title, and license fees. Freight charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost. Accessory items shown may vary according to model and illustration.

3MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, Supra), $1,175 for SUV/Van/Small Trucks (4Runner, C-HR, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, RAV4 Prime, Sienna, Tacoma, Venza), $1,365 for Large SUVs (Land Cruiser, Sequoia), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota's charge for these services is called the "Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee" and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota's overall pricing structure and may be subject to change at any time. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

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