Hyundai Ioniq 5 review - Reliability and safety
Buyers will be reassured by the Ioniq 5's excellent levels of standard safety kit and five-year warranty cover
Hyundai finished 16th in our 2021 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, although its Kona model secured the top spot, out of a 75-car list, in the Best cars to own poll. The Ioniq and Tucson SUV also made appearances lower down the order.
Although the Ioniq 5 is an all-new model, it’s E-GMP platform architecture will serve as the core tech for a host of new Hyundai (and Kia) BEV models due over the next few years, so buyers should be able to rest easy in terms of reliability.
The Ioniq 5 achieved a five-star rating when it was crash tested by Euro NCAP, with testers praising its crash protection and the fact it has an airbag that stops occupants' heads striking each other in a side-on impact. Standard kit includes a Forward Collision Avoidance Assist function, Highway Drive Assist and Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, along with Lane Follow and Lane Keep Assist systems. Other passive features include a total of seven airbags and ecall, which automatically contacts the emergency services if the vehicle is involved in an accident.
Upgrading to Premium or Ultimate versions adds Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist and Level 2 autonomous safety technology (a first for Hyundai); a system which is able to control speed and distance and also assists the driver when changing lanes.
Hyundai offers an attractive five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty for all of its passenger cars, along with 12 months roadside assistance and free annual health checks of your car for up to five years. The Ioniq 5’s lithium-ion battery is covered for eight years/125,000-miles, although it’s linked to a ‘minimum capacity’ caveat, which means any required repairs will return the battery capacity to at least 70% of its original capacity. The warranty document states that: ‘Where possible, the high voltage battery components will be repaired and returned to the vehicle; if unrepairable the EV battery will be replaced’.
Hyundai offers flexible servicing plans designed to meet your individual requirements - based on the model you own, expected mileage and over what period you’d like the plan to cover. You can pay in a lump sum or over interest-free monthly instalments.
In this review
- 1Hyundai Ioniq 5 reviewThe retro-modern Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a supremely talented all-electric family car that’s hard to fault
- 2Engines, performance and driveAlthough set up for comfort, the Ioniq 5 should still be quick enough for most
- 3Range, charging and running costsWith a practical range and charging ability that leaves rivals standing, the Ioniq 5 should fit seamlessly into family life
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe Ioniq 5's dazzling looks set it apart from rivals, while infotainment tech is equally impressive
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceDon’t be fooled by its hatchback style, the Ioniq 5 is definitely roomy enough to cope with the rigours of family life
- 6Reliability and safety - currently readingBuyers will be reassured by the Ioniq 5's excellent levels of standard safety kit and five-year warranty cover