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For The Hyundai i20 is cheap to buy, costs peanuts to run and comes with plenty of kit. Safety is top-drawer, and the car feels impressively civilised for the money you pay.

Against It's not as much fun to drive as some other cars in the class, and the dull cabin won't set your heart racing. This is the outgoing version, so it will be replaced soon.

Hyundai i20 Hatchback
33 5stars

Even if it’s not the most enthralling car to drive, the Hyundai i20 offers you a lot of space and equipment for your money.

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The full Hyundai i20 review

There are 6 Hyundai i20 versions available

Hatchback 1.2 Classic 3dr £10,180
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 Classic 5dr £10,780
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 Active 3dr £11,130
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 Active 5dr £11,780
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 Style 5dr £12,580
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4CRDi 90PS Blue Drive Active 5dr £13,680 TBA

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Of the various engines available in the Hyundai i20, you're best off with the entry-level 83bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine. It feels peppy for a small engine, and there's good flexibility, too. If you're after a gutsier petrol engine, choose the 98bhp 1.4.

Entry-level Classic cars come with air-conditioning, remote central locking and electric front windows, and that’s enough for it to be our favourite. Active spec adds alloys, electric rear windows, Bluetooth and front foglights, while Style models get luxuries such as automatic lights and wipers, climate control and a reversing camera that’s integrated into the rear-view mirror.

One of the biggest attractions is that the i20, like all Hyundais, comes with a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

Reader test team says:

Hyundai i20 Hatchback 1.4CRDi 90PS Blue Drive Active 5dr

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…

Christopher Semple

3 out of 5 stars

Hyundai i20 Hatchback 1.2 Active 5dr

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…

Tony Hessler

4 out of 5 stars

Hyundai i20 Hatchback 1.2 Active 5dr

A brief summary: relatively spacious, good build quality, barely acceptably quiet on motorways due to tyre noise, unexciting, frustratingly weak low…

David Amos

2 out of 5 stars

Hyundai i20 Hatchback 1.2 Classic 5dr

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…

Rosalind Bellamy

5 out of 5 stars
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