Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
The i20 is one of the roomiest cars in its class, with enough leg and head room to accommodate tall drivers with ease. It has a noticeably wider interior than most rivals, too, and access is comparatively very easy, thanks to broad door apertures and a high roof.
The door bins have a moulded section that holds a one-litre bottle in place, plus two fixed cupholders behind the gearlever and a surprisingly spacious cubby behind them. You’ll be able to stow a portable sat-nav in the glovebox along with the owner’s manual.
There’s also a shallow cubby in front of the gearlever that’s an ideal storage space, given the proximity to the USB and 12V ports, although it’s not rubberised, so your phone might slide around when you’re taking on a particularly twisty B-road.
The i20 is right up there with the Seat Ibiza and Volkswagen Polo in the class in terms of rear passenger space, with plenty of leg room and a particularly wide interior. Even adults climbing into the back won’t have any problems, because the doors open quite wide and the high roof means you don’t have to duck too low to reach a child seat.
Map pockets on the back of the front seats are standard, while the door bins are big enough to take a 750ml bottle.
Seat folding and flexibility
The small car class isn’t known for its interior flexibility, but the i20 is one of the best of the bunch. The rear seats are split 60/40 and easy to fold down, revealing a long extended load bay.
Height adjustment isn’t available for the front passenger seat, just four-way manual movement.
The i20’s boot is one of the biggest in the class. It’s broad and deep, it’s well shaped and it has a wide opening, so it’ll take a buggy with greater ease than most of its rivals.
From SE trim, a height-adjustable boot floor can create a hidden storage area. When the floor is raised, it sits flush with the folded rear seats for a smooth, uninterrupted load bay.
Two bag hooks in the boot are also a practical touch. There is, however, a big drop down to the floor over the loading lip.