The Hyundai i20 is a small family hatchback that competes with rivals such as the Ford Fiesta and Skoda Fabia in price. It’s available as a five-door, or as a swoopier-looking three-door model, badged i20 Coupe.
The five-door is the more popular option; it offers a roomier interior than anything else at the price, plus generous standard equipment and a five-year warranty.
However, it’s aimed at the budget end of the market, and feels it in its grainy, cheap-feeling trims. It also has a fairly firm ride, and sluggish performance, although the petrol engines are at least quite refined.
Overall, there are lots of practical reasons to go for the i20, but there are other superminis out there that drive much better and have classier-feeling interiors.
Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions on the i20, along with our recommendations for trim levels and engines.