Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid vs Toyota Prius Hybrid: interior and infotainment

The Hyundai Ioniq takes the win here, with a revised interior and far superior infotainment

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Part of the Hyundai Ioniq’s recent facelift was its redesigned interior – better materials, a more streamlined dashboard and a larger infotainment screen are the highlights. It’s a nicer place to be than the Toyota Prius' rather fussily designed interior, although the Toyota still brings an equivalent level of build quality.

Both companies have also clearly prepared their offerings for family or taxi use – hard-wearing plastics are the order of the day. The Hyundai feels a little plusher in terms of material quality, but both are equally well screwed-together.

Toyota Prius

The Ioniq’s infotainment system is much better than the Prius’. The 10.25-inch screen is sharp and clear, as is the accompanying seven-inch driver’s display.

The system itself is easy to use and nowhere near as confusing as some others on the market; it’s stuffed with features, but remains easy to navigate thanks to clear menus and snappy responses. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard and each works well. 

By contrast, the Toyota’s system seems a little dated. It feels overly complex next to the Ioniq’s, while the small display isn’t the easiest to read. It’s slow in operation and just can’t match its rival for ease. We’re fans of the upper display, though, even if the Ioniq’s squarer display mounted behind the steering wheel makes more ergonomic sense.

Most Popular

Fisker PEAR: first look at £25,000 electric city car
Fisker PEAR spy shot
News

Fisker PEAR: first look at £25,000 electric city car

The cut-price EV is due to be unveiled in the second half of 2023 and offer up to 310 miles of range
2 Feb 2023
New electric cars coming in 2023 and beyond
Polestars under cover
Coming soon

New electric cars coming in 2023 and beyond

With electric cars making up an ever-increasing proportion of sales, the industry is working flat out to launch new models – here's what's on the way …
3 Feb 2023
Top 10 best electric SUVs 2023
Best electric SUVs
Best cars

Top 10 best electric SUVs 2023

Electric SUVs combine style and practicality with low running costs, making them a very popular choice in the UK. Here are our top 10 favourites to bu…
26 Jan 2023