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

Ioniq vs. Prius

What To Know About the Hyundai IONIQ 5 Vs. Toyota Prius EVs

If you are looking for a new hybrid or all-electric vehicle, compare the Hyundai IONIQ 5 vs. Toyota Prius differences to see which new EV for sale gives you the best price, performance, and passenger room. Our EV comparison is here to help you make an informed decision.

We've put together a model review of the all-new 2023 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 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 availability.

2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 vs. 2023 Toyota Prius Amenities

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 you are exploring our new Hyundai vehicles for sale, you will find the 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 in the following trims:

  • 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 SE Standard Range
  • 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 SE
  • 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 SEL
  • 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Limited

The base model 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 SE comes with heated front seats, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with navigation, and 19-inch alloy wheels. While we are still waiting for more details about the 2023 Toyota Prius Prime, we do know that 19-inch wheels will be an available feature rather than the standard (which are 17 inches). It also has smaller displays in its entry-level trim, with an 8-inch multimedia touch screen.

Overall, the Toyota Prius Prime comes in three trims, so it's hard to do a trim-by-trim Hyundai IONIQ 5 vs. Toyota Prius comparison. However, you get more choices with the Hyundai vehicle, allowing you to customize your ride more to your tastes. The top-level trim of the Hyundai model also comes with luxuries like a "Vision" panoramic sunroof, a hands-free smart liftgate, a driver's seat with the "Relaxation" function and memory settings, and a Bose® premium audio system.

Driver-assistance features in the Limited include a Head-Up Display, remote parking assistance, a surround-view monitoring, blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision avoidance assistance, driver attention alerts, and Highway Driving Assist II.

If you are interested in this vehicle, check out our new Hyundai specials on EVs for sale. You can also stop by for a test drive where our team can show you how these features work in real time on the road.

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 has one powertrain, but it can have a different effect depending on the trim and drivetrain you pick. For example, the RWD Hyundai IONIQ 5 SE Standard Range has a single rear-mounted motor that can deliver up to 168 horsepower and has an EPA-estimated 220-mile range (Combined).1

However, you can also get 225 horsepower out of the RWD system on the mid-tier SE, as well as a 303-mile range (Combined).1 Meanwhile, 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 266 miles (Combined)1 on a full battery.

The Toyota Prius is a hybrid vehicle, which means it has a gasoline-powered engine and a battery. We don't know exactly what its all-electric range will be, but the 2022 model could travel for 25 miles on battery power alone,1 and this could increase by 50% for the new model year. It is also expected to make 220 horsepower, but this still falls short of the Hyundai IONIQ 5.

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% to 80% in about 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.2

2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5
2022 Hyundai (hybrid) Ioniq class=
Engine: 1.6L GDI DOH 16-Valve I4
Horsepower: 168/225/320, depending on configuration
0-60: 4.7 sec (with 320-hp setup)
Torque: 258 (RWD)/446 (AWD)
Cargo capacity: 27.2 cu ft
Towing Capacity: 2,300 pounds3
2023 Toyota Prius Prime
2022 Toyota Prius
Engine: 1.8L 4-Cyl. Hybrid
Horsepower: 220
0-60: 6.6 sec
Torque: To Be Announced
Cargo capacity: 23.8 cu ft
Towing Capacity: To Be Announced

Which Is Bigger: The Hyundai IONIQ 5 or Toyota Prius Prime?

When it comes to deciding which of these five-passenger vehicles gives you the most passenger room and cargo area, let's look at how they size up. The 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric SUV measures 182.5 inches in overall length and sits on a 118.1-inch wheelbase. The vehicle is 74.4 inches wide by 63 inches tall, equating to 27.2 cubic feet of cargo room behind the second-row seats. Maximum storage space with the rear seats folded is 59.3 cubic feet. A 2023 Toyota Prius is smaller and has a 108.3-inch wheelbase and 23.8 cubic feet of cargo room with all the seats up.

2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5
# of Passengers: 5
Length: 182.5 in.
Width: 74.4 in.
Height: 63 in.
Interior Passenger Volume: 106.5 cu ft
2023 Toyota Prius Prime
# of Passengers: 5
Length: 181.1 in.
Width: 70.2 in.
Height: 55.9 in.
Interior Passenger Volume: 91.2 cu ft

When comparing the Hyundai IONIQ 5 vs. Toyota Prius, some aspects can come down to your subjective opinion, but there are also a lot of ways the Hyundai IONIQ 5 comes out ahead when you look at the numbers. If you see what we see, visit our location in Atlanta to meet the next ride of your life or to have any lingering questions you have answered.

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 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 is an all-electric SUV that offers a wider all-electric range and more cargo room than the plug-in hybrid Toyota Prius. It also has arguably better standard amenities.

Yes, the all-new Hyundai IONIQ 5 is longer, taller, and wider than the new Toyota Prius Hybrid for sale. It is technically an SUV, while the Toyota Prius Prime is a five-door liftback. Overall, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 has 133.7 cubic feet of interior volume to keep your passengers comfortable. You can also fold some seats to increase the normal cargo space to almost 60 cubic feet.

The best way to get the most longevity out of any vehicle is by following the factory-recommended maintenance schedule. Luckily for you, that is much easier to do in the Hyundai IONIQ 5 than in the Toyota Prius Prime. As a fully-electric vehicle, it doesn't need services like oil changes. EV batteries can last for one to two decades in both cases.

1All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual range and mileage will vary with options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery's condition and other factors.

2Warranties listed on this webpage shall not be solely relied upon. Warranties may be subject to specific terms, restrictions, exclusions, and fees. Additional warranty information may be obtained by visiting the official website of the warranty provider. Contact our dealership for complete details.

3When properly equipped.

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