Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
  • Roomy for passengers, especially in front
  • Not quite as big as Golf class in rear seats
  • Boot is decent size - but EV model loses 95 litres

2019 Hyundai Ioniq rear seats

The Hyundai Ioniq is not a big car. Its dimensions of 4,470mm long and 1,820mm wide mean its footprint is close to that of a Vauxhall Astra hatchback’s. Space in the front seats is fine, with plenty of adjustment to accommodate all shapes and sizes. This is a comfortable car to sit in, and easy to see out of.

Switch to the rear seats and things get a little more cramped. Adults can sit behind tall friends, but you’ll struggle to get three across the rear seat, unless you’re transporting young children. Good news on the Premium SE spec: back-seat passengers get toasty heat seaters.

The Ioniq has different boot capacities depending on which model you choose. The hybrid model has a deeper 550-litre loadbay, compared with 455 litres for the electric model, on account of its bigger battery pack.

2019 Hyundai Ioniq boot

The good news is, you can flip those rear seats forwards to extend boot space to 1,505 litres (hybrid) or 1,410 litres (EV). The hybrid’s boot is noticeably more capacious, though, if you want outright carrying capacity.

Safety

  • Five star Euro NCAP rating
  • Every Ioniq has auto-brake as standard
  • Benign handling should keep you out of trouble

The Ioniq has a decent slew of safety equipment and has been given a full five-star rating by the experts at Euro NCAP in a full crash test.

Every model comes with autonomous emergency braking, a system which predicts if a crash is likely and can apply the anchors automatically if it senses a collision is imminent. Perfect for preventing rear-end shunts if you’re distracted on a motorway.

Lane keep assist, meanwhile, will warn you if you’re straying from your lane and all versions come with adaptive cruise control to maintain a predetermined distance to the car in front, applicable at speeds above 6mph.

If that little lot doesn’t keep you safe, a suite of seven airbags should protect occupants in the event of an accident. Just watch out for some of the more insistant electronics, such as the blindspot monitor fitted to Premium SE models that can beep annoyingly.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Hyundai Ioniq Hatchback.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

1st Edition equipment

1st Edition standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
1st Edition optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Space saver spare wheel

Premium equipment

Premium standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
Premium optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Space saver spare wheel

Premium SE equipment

Premium SE standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Premium SE optional equipment
None available

Primium SE equipment

Primium SE standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Primium SE optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Space saver spare wheel
SE optional equipment
None available

SE Connect equipment

SE Connect standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Sat Nav
SE Connect optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Hyundai Ioniq Hatchback was tested by Euro NCAP in 2016 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2016
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 91%
Child Occupant: 80%
Vulnerable Road Users: 70%
Safety Assist: 82%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.