Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In reliability & safety

An impressive crash-test safety rating and a good warranty give peace of mind to Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In owners

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Reliability & safety rating

4.5 out of 5

Price
£29,811 - £48,371
Fuel Type:
Hybrid Petrol
Euro NCAPAdult protectionChild protectionSafety assistance
5 stars (2016)91%80%82%

The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In is still quite new, so it’s too early to say if reliability is on par with other Hyundai models. However, there’s a good warranty to rely on if things do go wrong.

Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In reliability & problems

Hyundai provides a competitive warranty, lasting for five years and with unlimited mileage, so any issues should be taken care of. In addition, there’s an eight-year warranty for the battery. Hyundai managed a 15th-place finish out of 26 manufactures in the 2018 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, which was a worse performance than in previous years. Things had improved by the time of the 2020 edition, however: the Ioniq came 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.

Safety

There should be no such worries regarding safety, with the Ioniq posting impressive Euro NCAP crash-test results. Despite the tests getting more stringent in recent years, the Ioniq easily obtained the full five stars, with an impressive 91% for adult occupant protection and 80% for child occupant protection. Just as impressive is the 82% in the safety assistance category, which takes into account the included safety technology.

Seven airbags are fitted and the latest iteration of Hyundai’s SmartSense safety pack includes front collision warning, lane-keeping assistance and auto-dipping headlights as standard. Lane-following assistance and smart cruise control are available on some trims, allowing the Ioniq to maintain a set distance to the car ahead and automatically come to a complete stop if required.

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