Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid reliability & safety

A full five stars from Euro NCAP was achieved in part due to generous safety equipment, and Hyundai as a brand has a good reputation for reliability

Euro NCAP rating Adult protection rating Child protection rating Safety assist rating
5 stars 91% 80% 82%

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid reliability & problems

It’s hard to comment specifically on the Ioniq Hybrid (or other Ioniq models), which has a lot of technology that’s fairly new to the brand. However, owners are happy with the Hyundai experience, ranking the brand 10th out of 27 manufacturers in our Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, with just 7.2% reporting faults within the first year of ownership.

They're also pleased with running costs, where Hyundai came ninth, as well as interiors and comfort, where Hyundai was placed eighth.


The Ioniq promises to be a seriously safe car. Despite Euro NCAP making its crash test criteria more stringent recently, the Ioniq scored the maximum five stars, not least thanks to all the driver aids it has as standard.

Automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, seven airbags and a space-saver spare tyre are included on all Ioniqs. Premium SE adds blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, which tells you if there are any cars coming when you’re reversing out of a space.