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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Hyundai i20 (09-) Hatchback
9 reader reviews for Hyundai i20 Hatchback.
  • 1.4CRDi 90PS Blue Drive Active 5dr

    Christopher Semple , BERKSHIRE . Date: 21/11/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      75

    My car

    Overall, I think this is a superb car for the money. We bought ours secondhand, with 20 miles on the odometer (yes, twenty), and a year later it has completed 14,000 miles. Our model is the 1.4 BlueDrive, and I can regularly get 85+ mpg out of it on a motorway run, which I checked after I didn't believe the dashboard calculator. The stop-start mechanism takes a bit of getting used to, but has never caused a problem. My wife really likes the way the steering reacts to the circumstances in which you are driving, and I think Hyundai have got this right. Living with it, the dash layout and controls are very easy to use, make sense, and give you exactly what you need to know. The interior is rather cheap, and it doesn't do the car any favours. The seats could have more adjustment, the mirror vibrates at low revs and the fuel flap occasionally needs a few slams to shut. Handling wise, it is OK, the low rolling resistance tyres do not grip very well, but you don't buy a very economical car & expect it to handle. To summarise, it is a very economical car, quite capable of of a 2000 mile trip in 5 days, you will not look elegant, but you know it will get you where you want to go without a hiccup.

  • 1.2 Active 5dr

    Tony Hessler , . Date: 14/08/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      56

    My car

    62 plate, bought new. Comes with a lot of nice gadgets The interior looks a bit cheap but that's expected from a car that costs less than 11K. 56mpg commuting at max of 50mph on A roads 80 mile round trip. Worked out using petrol receipts over 2 months Good points:- Fuel consumption Good seating position, easy to adjust, tilt/rake steering wheel Narrow spare (better than a repair kit any day) with space for a full size tyre Firm ride Grips well 5-year warranty Service centre prices are reasonable Frugal engine but has the power to overtake at higher revs Adjustable intermittent wiper speed Bluetooth that actually works USB socket, can play music off a memory stick

    Bad points:- Leather steering wheel started peeling after 13000 miles (it's protected leather, not real leather) Electronic power steering should give more feedback Trip computer overreads by 4mpg Noisy at 69mph+ (bit of a buzz from the dash on rough roads) Comes in a limited selection of colours The eco gear prompt is useless when going up any sort of incline

    Please be aware, I try to hypermile so to achieve that mpg will require some understanding of proper driving techniques.

  • 1.2 Active 5dr

    David Amos Date: 01/07/2013
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    A brief summary: relatively spacious, good build quality, barely acceptably quiet on motorways due to tyre noise, unexciting, frustratingly weak low speed torque, poor real world mpg, alarmingly easily upset by cracks/breaks in road surface - especially mid-corner, annoying clutch judder when engine cold.

  • 1.2 Classic 5dr

    Rosalind Bellamy , DYFED . Date: 20/05/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    I bought this 2010 car in March 2013, so it's just 3 years old with 2 years of the Hyundai warranty left. My car had one owner, bought from new at the same dealer and it's only done 24000 miles. I'd researched similar size cars - Citroen C3, VW Polo, Renault Clio etc - but the Hyundai i20 beat them all for the spec, comfort and economy.

    Road tax cost me £100 for the year, and it's giving me 50mpg on a mixture of motorway and country roads. The boot is easy to load with heavy stuff like sacks of potting compost, spacious enough for my camping gear, and it has enough room for passengers in front and back to be comfy. I like the music system, especially that I can plug in my MP3 player or iPod, and the speakers give good sound while I'm on the motorway. I've driven a Ford Ka for years so I wasn't sure how I'd take to a bigger car. But the Hyundai i20 is fine to park, and easy enough to reverse back down narrow lanes.

    I'm very satisfied with my choice, and was well pleased with the service where I bought the car. They gave me a nice discount and put £20 of petrol in so I could drive it home!

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