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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

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Reliability & safety rating rating

4.5 out of 5

Euro NCAPAdult protectionChild protectionSafety 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 in our 2023 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey. Granted, the majority of the models were combustion-engined cars, but the most common issues tended to be surrounding the electrical systems – not a positive sign for an EV like the Ioniq 6.

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Safety

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 can be specified with cameras instead of door mirrors for an extra cost, 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 improve

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Hello there, I’m Tom Jervis and I have the pleasure of being the Content Editor here at DrivingElectric. Before joining the team in 2023, I spent my time reviewing cars and offering car buying tips and advice on DrivingElectric’s sister site, Carbuyer. I also continue to occasionally contribute to the AutoExpress magazine – another of DrivingElectric’s partner brands. In a past life, I worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcast assistant for regional services in the east of England – constantly trying to find stories that related to cars!

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