Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid reliability & safety
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
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 sister title Auto Express' 2019 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey.
Just 7.2% reported faults within the first year of ownership and they're also pleased with running costs, where Hyundai came ninth, as well as interiors and comfort, where Hyundai was placed eighth.
The Ioniq repeated this strong showing in the 2020 running of the survey, coming home ninth out of the top 75 cars ranked. Hyundai as a brand also did well in this most recent survey; consumers said it was the 13th-best manufacturer out of 30 looked at.
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 costsThe Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is cheaper to buy than a Toyota Prius, and cheap enough to challenge conventional hatchbacks like the Volkswagen Golf
- 4Engines, drive & performanceThe Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid has perfectly adequate pace, and the handling perks up noticeably in Sport mode
- 5Interior & 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
- 6Practicality & boot spaceFour adults can sit comfortably in the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, while boot space is usefully better than in most family hatchbacks
- 7Reliability & safety - 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