Hyundai i20 review

Category: Small car

Section: Costs & verdict

Hyundai i20 2020 infotainment
  • Hyundai i20 2020 front
  • Hyundai i20 2020 rear cornering
  • Hyundai i20 2020 dashboard
  • Hyundai i20 2020 rear seats
  • Hyundai i20 2020 boot open
  • Hyundai i20 2020 infotainment
  • Hyundai i20 2020 right panning
  • Hyundai i20 2020 front left static
  • Hyundai i20 2020 rear static
  • Hyundai i20 2020 front seats
  • Hyundai i20 2020 front
  • Hyundai i20 2020 rear cornering
  • Hyundai i20 2020 dashboard
  • Hyundai i20 2020 rear seats
  • Hyundai i20 2020 boot open
  • Hyundai i20 2020 infotainment
  • Hyundai i20 2020 right panning
  • Hyundai i20 2020 front left static
  • Hyundai i20 2020 rear static
  • Hyundai i20 2020 front seats
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

Cash buyers will discover that the i20 is similar money to a Ford Fiesta and actually, like for like, a tad more than an equivalent-spec Volkswagen Polo. It’s also quite a bit more than rivals like the Seat Ibiza and Skoda Fabia.

The i20’s predicted to hold onto a bigger chunk of its list price (after three years) compared with the Ibiza or Fabia, or the Fiesta for that matter. It should hold it’s price nearly as well as a Mini 5drAs yet we don’t have PCP finance prices, but strong resale values should help keep the monthly payments competitive.

That said, Premium trim is also worth the extra if you can afford it and like the idea of 17in alloy wheels, heated front seats, privacy glass, power-folding door mirrors, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and climate control.

Ultimate trim adds plush items like keyless entry, but it’s also quite expensive.

Hyundai i20 2020 infotainment

Reliability

We haven’t any data on this i20 yet (it’s too new for that) but judging by Hyundai’s reliability record as a brand on the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey, you shouldn’t have too much to worry about. It finished well up in 6th place out of 31, below Mini, Skoda and Toyota, but above all its other rivals.

Hyundai’s five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty and five years of UK roadside assistance provide reassurance that only Kia’s seven-year cover can beat.

Overview

The Hyundai i20 is a solid all-rounder with the ability to please many potential buyers. It’s roomy, reasonably well equipped, has a nicely fashioned interior, should holds its value well and offers good performance and economy. The main caveats are that it’s quite pricey next to the bulk of the small car class, it’s not as comfortable as the Volkswagen Polo nor as sporty to drive as the Ford Fiesta.

  • Roomy rear seats
  • Peppy and efficient engine
  • Strong resale values
  • Relatively pricey cash buy
  • Firm ride
  • Not as fun to drive as a Fiesta
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