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For The Hyundai ix20 is roomy inside and the touches designed to make it versatile work pretty well. The cabin looks quite stylish, too, and the safety equipment is comprehensive.

Against It’s no better than average to drive, and the interior isn’t as classy as it looks at first glance. The noisy, under-performing diesel engine is best avoided.

Hyundai ix20 Hatchback
22 5stars

The Hyundai ix20 isn’t the cleverest mini-MPV or the best to drive, but it’s a decent all-rounder that gives you loads of space.

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There are 8 Hyundai ix20 versions available

Hatchback 1.4 Classic 5dr £12,435
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 Active 5dr £13,585
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 CRDi 90 Classic 5dr £13,755
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 Style 5dr £14,535
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Active Auto 5dr £14,930
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 CRDi 115 Active Blue Drive 5dr £15,305
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 Style Auto 5dr £15,880
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 CRDi 115 Style Blue Drive 5dr £16,255
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Hyundai ix20 is closely related to Kia’s Venga, but slightly cheaper and with retuned suspension.

We'd avoid the 1.4-litre diesel engine because it's gruff and not very flexible. The 1.4-litre petrol is the pick of the range: its perky nature suits the car, and it’s quieter than the diesel and costs less to buy. We can’t comment on the 1.6 yet because we haven't driven it.

Cheap is best when it comes to trims, too. The entry-level models will be generous enough for most, with air-conditioning, remote central locking, electric front windows and a CD player with USB socket. Alloys, parking sensors and a leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls are your reward for spending more on the Active model. Don’t bother with Style trim – you get privacy glass and a sunroof, but you pay handsomely for them.

A five-year warranty is standard, although Kia is even more generous, giving the Venga a seven-year warranty.

Reader test team says:

Hyundai ix20 Hatchback 1.4 Active 5dr

My wife and myself were immediately taken with the look of the ix20 after our first ever trip to a Hyundai dealer when we were thinking of changing…

brian flynn

5 out of 5 stars

Hyundai ix20 Hatchback 1.4 Style 5dr

Changed from a 2.7litre V6 to this car so obviously not so impressed with performance, but putting this to one side. Now completed 4k miles. Average…

peter simpson

3 out of 5 stars

Hyundai ix20 Hatchback 1.4 CRDi 90 Style 5dr

My wife and I were immediately taken with the look of the ix20 and very impressed with the amount of space you get. We have a 5 month old son and his…

Duncan Bromley

5 out of 5 stars
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