Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid (2016-2022) reliability & safety rating
The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid scored the full five stars in Euro NCAP crash-testing and Hyundai as a brand has a good reputation for reliability
|Euro NCAP rating||Adult protection rating||Child protection rating||Safety assistance rating|
|5 stars (2016)||91%||80%||82%|
Reliability and safety are two strong suits for the Ioniq Hybrid, with impressive independent crash-test results, a good brand reputation and a long warranty all contributing to owners' peace of mind.
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid reliability & problems
The Hyundai Ioniq has put in a solid performance with customers, coming 27th out of the top 75 models ranked in the 2021 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey. It received an above-average rating for reliability and running costs, and you told us it was cheap to service, tax and insure.
Owners were also mostly happy with Hyundai as a brand, but its position of 16th out of 29 manufacturers in 2021 was a drop on previous years. In addition, 21% of owners reporting faults within the first year of ownership is higher than we’d like to see, and compares unfavourably with Skoda and Toyota’s 14% and 15% respective fault rates.
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 adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-following assistance and rear cross-traffic alert.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is a seriously strong rival to the Toyota Prius; it's great value, easy to live with and cheap to run
- 2MPG & CO2 emissionsThe Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is very efficient compared to a diesel hatchback, but it's a shame the Toyota Prius manages lower CO2 emissions
- 3Running costs & insuranceThe Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is cheaper to buy than a Toyota Prius, and cheap enough to challenge conventional hatchbacks like the Volkswagen Golf
- 4Performance, engine & driveThe Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid has perfectly adequate pace, and the handling perks up noticeably in Sport mode
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThe Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid will cope easily with a family of four, but it feels a bit cheap inside. Go for mid-range Premium to get decent infotainment
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityFour adults can sit comfortably in the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, while boot space is usefully better than in most family hatchbacks
- 7Reliability & safety rating - currently readingThe Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid scored the full five stars in Euro NCAP crash-testing and Hyundai as a brand has a good reputation for reliability