The new Hyundai Ioniq can be purchased in three different versions, ranging from hybrid to an electric car. The 2017 Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid which looks like it comes from the future. Both Prius and Ioniq are competing to gain the admiration of the same buyers. Analysts who are bound to compare these two cars will first look at the differences which made them unique.
By looking at the dashboard, the Hyundai Ioniq has all the tools and buttons exactly where you are used to seeing them, having a TFT LCD cluster placed in front of the driver. The steering wheel and other controls give you the opportunity to choose which information is relevant enough to be always displayed on the screen, besides fuel level and speed.
The Prius Prime has all the necessary tools needed by the driver placed a little bit to the right. There, you will see the instrument cluster located in the center of the dashboard under a curved cowl. You can also select what information should be displayed. If your Prius Prime is equipped with a heads-up display, then it will be a lot easier for you to follow the display with all the necessary notifications.
The Ioniq Hybrid is outfitted with a basic center console which sports a touch screen of 8 inches. Navigation options are included as part of the Ultimate package. The standard equipment featured Apple CarPlat, the Blue Link telematics system of Hyundai and Android Auto. The new Prime has a touch screen of 11.6 inches, but, unfortunately, it does not feature integration for Android or Apple smartphones.
However, the car was equipped with Entune App Suite of Toyota while also being compatible with Siri Eyes-Free. The display also includes iHeart Radio, Pandora, weather, traffic, and OpenTable. When it comes to safety, the Prius Prime vehicle has Toyota Safety Sense incorporated. This is the standard feature on most of their new vehicles.
The new car is outfitted with pedestrian detection, radar cruise control and lane departure alert with steering assist. Both cars are equipped with a rear-view camera, rear cross-traffic alerts, and blind-spot monitoring. If we were to look at connectivity, the Prius Prime uses Prime Apps. These can be utilized to manage the charging status from your smartphone, cool and warm the interior while it is still plugged, find a charging station and find your car when you forgot where you parked it.
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