2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Safety and Reliability

Hyundai Ioniq Electric Reliability Rating

2021 Ioniq Electric Safety

No Hyundai Ioniq EV safety review has yet been conducted by the NHTSA or the IIHS. The IIHS has, however, subjected the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq HEV to review, for which it scored top ratings of Good for six specified crash tests - results that should be largely applicable to the Ioniq EV as well.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2021 Ioniq Electric Key Safety Features

Hyundai has really kitted the new Ioniq EV out for comprehensive driver assistance and top-notch safety. Hyundai's SmartSense driver assistance suite, which comprises automatic high-beams, forward collision avoidance, driver attention warning, and lane keeping assist is standard. These complement the Ioniq's already standard high-beam assist, rearview camera and Smart cruise control system with stop and go functionality. The Limited comes standard with a few more assists including highway drive assist and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Of course, there are all the essentials too, such as ABS, EBD, and stability control. A consignment of seven airbags is standard in both Ioniq Electric models too, including a driver's knee airbag.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric TrimsElectric SEElectric Limited
Back-Up CameraSS
Cross-Traffic AlertN/AS
Rear Parking AidN/AN/A
Blind Spot MonitorN/AS
Lane Departure WarningSS
Lane Keeping AssistSS
Night VisionN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSS
Brake AssistSS
Stability ControlSS
Traction ControlSS

2021 Ioniq Electric Reliability

The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric had not been recalled for any issues at the time of writing, although last year's model was recalled for an issue whereby the lithium-ion battery could short circuit, leading to a potential fire risk. The Ioniq Electric has managed to steer clear of any other recalls since.

Unfortunately, J.D. Power is yet to provide a quality and reliability rating. To inspire driver confidence, however, Hyundai covers the Ioniq Electric with a ten-year/100,000-mile powertrain and Hybrid/Electric Battery warranty, and with a five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty.


  • Basic:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    10 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    7 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Maintenance:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
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