Hyundai Ioniq review - Reliability and Safety
Hyundai doesn’t have a great reputation in our Driver Power survey, but five-year unlimited mileage warranty is attractive
A five-year/unlimited-mileage warranty shows Hyundai’s confidence in the reliability of its products, but our Driver Power 2016 satisfaction survey proves owners don’t rate the brand very highly in other respects. It finished only 30th out of 32 overall, with owners criticising seat comfort, road holding, ride quality and performance.
Hyundai also rated poorly for in-car tech, but at least the Ioniq does well here.
The car hasn’t been crash tested yet, although with seven airbags and safety features like autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist and blind- spot detection all standard on this version, we’d expect a full five-star Euro NCAP rating.
As the Ioniq is a brand new vehicle there isn’t much we can report on in terms of reliability with regards to the hybrid or electric powertrains. However, the Korean manufacturer’s commitment to developing more than 20 eco cars shows it has faith in the technology.
Another huge selling point of the Ioniq is its five-year, unlimited mileage warranty. Along side that class-leading cover, Hyundai will also throw in a 12-year anti-perforation warranty for the bodywork.
Hyundai offers a fixed price service plan of either three or five years on the Ioniq, which provides buyers with an inflation-proof and worry-free option. Opt for the three-year pack and it’ll cover you for up to 30,000 miles, while the five-year pack covers your for up to 50,000 miles.
A one-off payment covers the cost, or buyers can consolidate the cost of the service plan into their overall finance package of the car.
In this review
- 1Hyundai Ioniq reviewThe Hyundai Ioniq comes in three flavours, and is a more conventional-looking – and cheaper – proposition than the Toyota Prius
- 2Engines, performance and driveHybrid powertrain is refined and great around town, but noisy when pushed
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsFantastic on-paper efficiency claims are hard to match in the real world
- 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 five-year unlimited mileage warranty is attractive