Hyundai Ioniq 6 review: reliability & safety rating
We can’t say for sure whether the Ioniq 6 will be reliable or not, but a five-star safety rating shows it should be safe regardless
|Euro NCAP||Adult protection||Child protection||Safety assistance|
|5 stars (2022)||97%||87%||90%|
Like its sibling the Ioniq 5, the Ioniq 6 should be very safe thanks to its array of safety and driver assistance tech. We don’t have much to go off of when it comes to how reliable the car might be, but electric cars should, in theory, be more dependable than their petrol or diesel equivalents, due to there being fewer moving parts to go wrong.
Hyundai Ioniq 6 reliability & problems
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is too new to have any concrete reliability data, though it’s worth noting that overall, around 21% of Hyundai owners reported a fault with their car within the first year of ownership. Granted, the majority of the models were combustion-engined cars, but generally the Korean brand has an average reliability score compared with the rest of the market.
As standard, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is loaded with safety technology and because of this, the plug-in saloon was awarded a five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP. Surveying the road and protecting passengers is a list of equipment that includes autonomous emergency braking (AEB), adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, lane departure warning and an intelligent speed limiter.
Top-of-the-range Ultimate cars get cameras instead of door mirrors, with a live feed displayed via two small screens on opposite sides of the dashboard. Overall, these are more of a novelty than a genuine improvement in safety, with the standard glass mirrors even providing a slightly clearer view.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a strong competitor to the Tesla Model 3 and is as good to drive as it is stylish
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe Ioniq 6 may not quite have as long legs as some of its rivals, but it still offers plenty of range and fast charging
- 3Running costs & insuranceThe Hyundai Ioniq 6 is relatively expensive to buy, but a long warranty and low running costs could make it more affordable than you think
- 4Performance, motor & driveThe Ioniq 6 is by no means a true driver’s car, but it’s slightly more fun to drive than its Ioniq 5 sibling
- 5Interior, dashboard & infotainmentThe Ioniq 6’s interior feels plush and airy and comes with all of the latest technology
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityThe Hyundai Ioniq 6’s sloping roofline compromises practicality somewhat, but it’s still roomy enough for most families
- 7Reliability & safety rating - currently readingWe can’t say for sure whether the Ioniq 6 will be reliable or not, but a five-star safety rating shows it should be safe regardless