Hyundai Ioniq Electric reliability & safety

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric reassures buyers with a five-star safety and a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty

Euro NCAP rating Adult protection rating Child safety rating Safety assist rating
5 stars 89% 80% 86%

The Hyundai Ioniq comes with a long list of safety kit, and the brand has a decent reputation for reliability that’s backed by a five-year warranty – one of the best in the industry.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric reliability and problems

Hyundai has a pretty good reputation for reliability, and we’ve no reason to suspect the Ioniq won’t live up to owner expectations.

The Ioniq Electric has sold in too few numbers to make it into our Driver Power reliability and satisfaction survey, but as its mechanical powertrain is more straightforward than that of a petrol or diesel car, we feel confident the likelihood of problems is small.

Of course, if there are any issues, that five-year warranty will provide peace of mind even for owners who hang onto their car for a while.

Safety

Euro NCAP has independently crash-tested only the more popular hybrid version of the Ioniq. However, as the engineering is fundamentally the same the Ioniq Electric will have similar crash performance.

With its roster of airbags including front, side, curtain and driver’s knee units, the car has been awarded a good 91% adult occupant safety rating, with 80% for children and 70% for pedestrians.

NCAP also awarded the Ioniq an 82% score for safety assistance systems. Both Premium and Premium SE models come with an array of safety kit that includes active cruise control, autonomous emergency braking and lane-keeping assistance. There’s also a driver-attention alert, Electronic Stability Control and Hill-Start Assist.

You get a couple of extra features with Premium SE spec – namely blind-spot and cross-traffic monitoring – but Hyundai is to be applauded for making the most useful features part of the standard specification.