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Hyundai Ioniq 5 hatchback - Reliability & safety

It's completely new but we wouldn't expect the Ioniq 5's reliability to be a problem

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Reliability & safety Rating

4.5 out of 5

Hyundai was one of the first manufacturers to release mainstream electric models, and its experiences from the Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Hyundai Kona Electric should prove valuable. Unlike those models, the Ioniq 5 has been built from the ground up to be electric, so all the know-how and data the manufacturer has gleaned from millions of real-world miles can be used to improve reliability along with performance.

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Hyundai came 11th overall out of 29 manufacturers in our 2022 Driver Power survey, while the Hyundai Kona was ranked an impressive fourth out of the top 75 models. Hyundai customers rated value, infotainment and safety as their car’s best features, but 21.3% reported a fault within the first 12 months.

Safety

The Ioniq 5 scored the full five stars when it was crash-tested by Euro NCAP in late 2021. That included an 88% score in the adult occupant category and 86% for child occupants. The safety assist systems also received an impressive 88% rating.

The Ioniq 5 comes loaded with safety equipment, both to help prevent a collision before it happens and to protect its occupants if there is an accident. Autonomous emergency braking is fitted as standard, which can detect cars, pedestrians and cyclists. In SE Connect models, this can also brake the car while turning out of a junction and in Premium and Ultimate trims this is also extended to crossing junctions. 

The more expensive trims also get Ioniq's 'Level 2'  Highway Drive Assist, allowing the car to not only follow a lane on a motorway but also change lanes autonomously. Ultimate versions with Tech Pack make life safer and less stressful, thanks to parking collision avoidance, a 360-degree camera view and even remote self-parking. 

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