Hyundai Ioniq (2016-2022) review - Reliability and safety
Hyundai doesn’t have a great reputation in our Driver Power survey, but a five-year unlimited mileage warranty is attractive
Hyundai has ensured the Ioniq is packed with safety kit, including seven airbags, autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist all as standard, while blind-spot detection, lane follow assist and a rear cross traffic alert are offered on Premium SE versions.
Euro NCAP tested the Ioniq in 2016 and awarded it a full five stars for safety. Adult and child protection scored 91 per cent and 80 per cent, respectively.
The Ioniq finished down in 65th place (out of 75 cars) in our 2022 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, although Hyundai itself managed 11th spot (out of 29 brands) in the manufacturer ratings.
Another huge selling point of the Ioniq is its five-year, unlimited mileage warranty. Alongside that class-leading cover, Hyundai will also throw in a 12-year anti-perforation warranty for the bodywork.
Hyundai offers customers their Service Plan option, which helps to manage fixed maintenance costs. You can configure your service plan based on the model and age of your car, your mileage and plan duration. These details are then used to determine the cost of your plan, bearing in mind recommended service requirements and any necessary MOTs.
In this review
- 1Hyundai Ioniq (2016-2022) reviewImpressive specs and the choice of hybrid, PHEV and EV models make the Ioniq a serious rival for the Toyota Prius
- 2Engines, performance and driveHybrid powertrain is refined and great around town, but noisy when pushed
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsThe Hyundai Ioniq offers excellent economy, reasonable insurance premiums and solid residual values
- 4Interior, design and technologySleek shape and neat tech both appeal, but iffy build quality lets it down
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceSpacious boot and decent rear passenger space make the Ioniq a capable family car
- 6Reliability and Safety - currently readingHyundai doesn’t have a great reputation in our Driver Power survey, but a five-year unlimited mileage warranty is attractive