Hyundai Ioniq 5 reliability & safety rating
No independent data is available yet, but the Ioniq 5 seems likely to perform well in these areas
As the Ioniq 5 has only just reached the market, it hasn't yet been crash-tested by Euro NCAP and we don't have independent reliability data from owners, either. However, strong showings by other Hyundai models in both respects of late bode well for the newcomer.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 reliability & problems
Electric-car reliability is generally superior to that of combustion-engined equivalents, due to cars of this type having fewer moving parts and therefore less to go wrong in the first place. Additional reassurance comes from Hyundai's generous five-year/unlimited-mileage warranty and the table-topping performance of the Hyundai Kona (including its fully electric derivative) in the 2021 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey.
The independent experts at Euro NCAP have not yet evaluated the Ioniq 5's crash performance and given it a star rating, but it would be a surprise to see it awarded anything other than maximum five-star score when its turn comes around. Other Hyundai models, including the Kona, NEXO and Santa Fe SUVs, and the i30 and Ioniq hatchbacks, have previously come away with a five-star rating.
On the safety kit front, the Ioniq 5 gets a full complement of airbags, a forward collision avoidance system, 'highway drive assist' cruise control, hill-start assistance, an intelligent speed limiter, ISOFIX child-seat points front and rear, lane-following assistance, lane-keeping assistance and tyre-pressure monitoring as standard. Stepping up to Premium or Ultimate spec from the entry-level SE Connect adds blind-spot collision avoidance and an enhanced level of 'highway drive assist' semi-autonomous driving capability.
In This Review
- 1VerdictWith more presence than most supercars, ultra-rapid charging capability and luxury-car-like ride quality and interior comfort, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is hard to fault
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe Ioniq 5 isn't the outright class leader when it comes to range, but its potential charging speed is very impressive
- 3Running costs & insuranceIt's not the cheapest car to insure, but the Ioniq 5 is predicted to hold its value well and will cost a pittance to run as a company car
- 4Performance, motor & driveOutright speed and sporty handling aren't what the Ioniq 5 is about: instead, it's an extremely comfortable and refined everyday car
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThis perhaps the Ioniq 5's most impressive side: it's hugely spacious and comfortable inside, and packed with easy-to-use yet very capable technology
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityThe Ioniq 5's dedicated electric-car platform means little gets in the way of extensive interior space – for front and rear-seat passengers, and their luggage in the booth
- 7Reliability & safety rating - currently readingNo independent data is available yet, but the Ioniq 5 seems likely to perform well in these areas