Hyundai Ioniq 5 hatchback - Reliability & safety

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

Carbuyer Rating

4.5 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

4.5 out of 5

While this is the very first model from the Ioniq brand, parent company Hyundai has a good reputation for building solid cars.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 reliability

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.

Hyundai came 16th overall out of 29 manufacturers in our 2021 Driver Power survey, while the Hyundai Ioniq was ranked an impressive 27th out of the top 75 models. 

Safety

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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