The Hyundai i20 has one of the roomiest cabins in the class, with enough leg and head room to accommodate tall drivers with ease. It’s a noticeably wider cabin than most rivals offer, too.
The door bins have a moulded section that holds a 1.0-litre bottle in place, with two fixed cupholders behind the gearlever. You’ll be able to stow a portable sat-nav in the glovebox along with the handbook, and on SE and up the glovebox can also be chilled, making it perfect for storing a sandwich or drink.
From Premium trim upwards there is a central cubby that doubles up as an armrest. If you haven’t got the phone dock, there’s a shallow cubby in front of the gearlever that’s ideal storage given the proximity to the USB and 12V ports, although it’s not rubberized.
Access is very good for this class, too, with broad door openings and a high roof.
Hyundai i20 rear space
The five-door Hyundai i20 leads the class for rear passenger space, with plenty of leg room and a particularly wide cabin.
Map pockets on the back of the front seats are standard, and the door bins are big enough to take a 750ml bottle.
Access is very good, because the doors open quite wide and the high roof means you don’t have to duck too low to get access to a child seat.
The Coupe offers good access to the rear seats by the standards of three-door superminis, thanks to broad doors that leave a fairly big space to climb through once you’ve tilted and slid the front seat forwards. Once you’re in, there’s just as much leg room as in the roomy five-door, but taller adults will find head room a bit tight.
Hyundai i20 seating 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 seat is split 60/40, and is easy to fold down to reveal a long load bay.
Height adjustment isn’t available for the passenger seat, which only ever has four-way manual movement.
Hyundai i20 boot space
The i20’s boot is one of the biggest in the class – whether you’re going for the three or five door. It’s broad and deep, well shaped, and has a wide opening, so it’ll take a buggy more easily than most rivals.
From SE trim and up an adjustable-height boot floor allows a hidden storage area to be very easily created. 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 i20’s load lip.