Hyundai Bayon review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

2021 Hyundai Bayon infotainment
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  • 2021 Hyundai Bayon front urban cornering shot
  • 2021 Hyundai Bayon rear cornering
  • 2021 Hyundai Bayon dashboard
  • 2021 Hyundai Bayon rear seats
  • 2021 Hyundai Bayon infotainment
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

There are certainly cheaper options in the small SUV class; the Bayon’s starting price hovers above those of the Citroën C3 Aircross and Skoda Kamiq. However, the Bayon is cheaper than an equivalent VW T-Roc.

Depreciation isn’t predicted to be too brutal, although the Bayon is expected to lose value more quickly than a T-Roc or a Ford Puma.

Range-topping Ultimate trim is pretty pricey but does get you keyless entry and start – useful features that aren’t available on cheaper trims.

All trims get plenty of safety kit, including automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance and a system that monitors driver fatigue. If you want blindspot monitoring, you’ll need to go for Ultimate trim; this feature isn’t even optional on SE Connect or Premium. At the time of writing, the Bayon hadn’t been appraised for its ability to protect occupants in a crash.

It’s also too early for us to give you a good steer on reliability, although in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, Hyundai finished in fourth place (out of 30 manufacturers) in the overall league table. You also get a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty as standard – better cover than what's offered on rivals.

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Overview

The Hyundai Bayon doesn’t offer the high-up driving position of many small SUVs, which is likely to put some buyers off. It’s comfortable, well equipped and roomy in the back, though

  • Relatively smooth ride
  • Good rear space
  • Low CO2 emissions
  • Low driving position won’t appeal to everyone
  • Interior is far from plush
  • No flexible seating options
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