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
|Euro NCAP||Adult protection||Child protection||Safety 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.
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.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In offers excellent fuel economy and a refined powertrain, and thanks to an update in 2020, it's also more economical and cheaper than its Prius Plug-In rival
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & chargingOfficially, the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In will cover an astounding distance per gallon of fuel. Just make sure you keep the batteries charged
- 3Running costsFollowing its late 2019 update, the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In is both cheaper to buy and cheaper to run than a Toyota Prius Plug-In
- 4Engines, drive & performanceYou can make fairly rapid progress in the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In – once the gearbox has decided what it wants to do
- 5Interior & comfortThere are lots of goodies as standard on the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In, although some of the interior materials look and feel cheap
- 6Practicality & boot spaceThere’s plenty of room for people and luggage in the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In, despite the batteries and motors taking up space
- 7Reliability & safety - currently readingAn impressive crash-test safety rating and a good warranty give peace of mind to Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In owners
- 8Owner reviewLondoner Keith Ware shares his ownership experience of the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid