Hyundai IONIQ gets Euro NCAP ratings

Hyundai IONIQ Euro NCAP ratings

The Hyundai IONIQ, like the Toyota Prius, gets all the safety equipment as standard and a 5-star Euro NCAP rating. You don’t need to pay more in options to get a safer car.


The released Euro NCAP ratings are valid for all three IONIQ’s versions: electric, PHEV and hybrid.


  • Tested ModelHyundai Ioniq Hybrid
  • Body Type: 5 door hatchback
  • Year Of Publication2016
  • Kerb Weight: 1.370 kg
  • VIN From Which Rating Applies: all Ioniqs including electric and PHEV
  • ClassSmall Family Car



Since the Hyundai IONIQ competes directly with the Toyota Prius, let’s see how the Toyota’s most popular hybrid behaves.


Toyota Prius Euro NCAP ratings

Toyota Prius Euro NCAP ratings


  • Tested ModelPrius Hybrid
  • Body Type5 door hatchback
  • Year Of Publication2016
  • Kerb Weight1.387 kg
  • VIN From Which Rating Applies: all Prius
  • ClassLarge Family Car



While there isn’t an abyssal difference between the two cars, the Toyota Prius does get better figures in every category. It’s a shame that Toyota didn’t make an all electric Prius yet. But I’m sure it’s the next step after the Prius Prime (PHEV).


Just as important as bigger battery capacity or more range, safety features that help to avoid accidents is what second generation electric cars need the most. Today’s cars without them, electric or not feel outdated.

“According to the World Health Organization, road traffic injuries caused an estimated 1,25 million deaths worldwide in the year 2010” (Wikipedia).

We all know at least one person that died or was seriously injured in a road accident that could be prevented. However if this isn’t enough for you to choose a car with AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking), you should know that cars fitted with AEB as standard have cheaper insurance premiums.


To sum up, while the battery capacity may not seem enough in 2016/2017, in my book the Hyundai IONIQ Electric is a true second generation electric car. It’s safe, efficient and charges faster than most electric cars in CCS fast chargers.


Are safety ratings important to you? What will be the next electric car to get Euro NCAP ratings? Maybe it’s one from Nissan with ProPILOT…



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Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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