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Honda e:Ny1 - Reliability & safety

Plenty of standard safety kit and the brand’s reputation for reliability should stand the Honda e:Ny1 in good stead.

Overall Auto Express Rating

3.0 out of 5

Reliability and safety Rating

3.5 out of 5

Price
£39,995 to £42,195
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Key standard safety features

Euro NCAP safety ratings

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Land Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Low Speed Following
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Euro NCAP safety rating - N/A
  • Adult occupant protection - N/A
  • Child occupant protection - N/A
  • Vulnerable road user protection - N/A
  • Safety assist - N/A

There’s been no Euro NCAP crash test of the Honda e:Ny1 at the time of writing, but Honda’s recent results have been solid. The HR-V and ZR-V SUVs both got four starts in 2022 and 2023 respectively, while the Civic took home a 5-star rating in 2022. 

The car itself is too new to have appeared in our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey but Honda has a good reputation for reliability, and in 2023, the brand placed 18th out of 32 manufacturers included in the poll. Only 15% of Honda owners had any kind of fault with their cars in the first year of ownership, ranking it near the top of the pile. 

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There are very few optional extras, so most safety kit is standard. That means all models have features like Forward Collision Warning, which scans the road ahead and warns of potential obstacles; Lane Keeping Assist, which nudges you back into your lane if you start to drift without indicating; Traffic Jam Assist, which lets the car automatically creep along in traffic; and Traffic Sign Recognition, which keeps you abreast of the speed limit. Advance trim adds side parking sensors to the ones at the front and rear as standard.

Warranty 

The Honda e:Ny1 has a five-year/90,000-mile warranty and five years of roadside assistance as standard. A few brands, notably Kia and Toyota, offer longer packages of cover, and others have higher mileage limits but Honda’s is competitive. Lots of brands - such as Volkswagen - still have the industry standard three-year warranty. There’s also eight years or 100,000 miles of cover for the battery, and that’s fully transferable to future owners.  

Servicing

Honda is selling the e:Ny1 with a servicing package that includes five free services. However, this car has to be serviced every 12 months or 7,700 miles, whichever comes first. That’s a low mileage limit, and higher-mileage drivers could easily use up those five services within three or four years.

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Richard has been part of the team for over a decade. During this time he has covered a huge amount of news and reviews for Auto Express, as well as being the face of Carbuyer and DrivingElectric on Youtube. In his current role as deputy editor, he is now responsible for keeping our content flowing and managing our team of talented writers.

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