LeftieBiker wrote:If performance is your primary concern, then the VW probably is better. If comfort and features are, along with efficiency and thus range in a variety of conditions, it looks like the Ioniq will be the car to beat. I'd like both, of course, but I rarely drive fast, and the heated steering wheel is vital for me.
While my Leaf was the first vehicle I owned that had a heated steering wheel, it WON'T be my last. I could almost live without heated seats(although I do like them at times) but my heated steering wheel basically never gets turned off in the winter(6+ months around here
). Of course that doesn't mean it never gets turned off in the winter.........as my car seems to have a bug where every 25???(WAG) restarts seems to result in the steering wheel heater getting turned off. Only takes me a matter of seconds to feel it's not on and power it back up but it's just a slight annoyance.
I've driven VWs and they tend to be more performance minded cars, at my stage in life I'm looking for more comfort/room than performance. Of course I'll still probably give any EV a sit but I have far more confidence the Ioniq would better fit my needs. I also plan on giving the Kia Nero a sit, I'll try anything. Well maybe not the Volvo X90?? PHEV as even if it's a decent car I'm not interested in spending that amount of money on a vehicle, just not going to happen. I've owned several Volvos in the past(all used, a 122, 145 and 245) and they were well made roomy safe vehicles, just never see me purchasing a new Volvo.