Used Hyundai i20 2009-2015 review


(2009 - 2015)
Hyundai i20 (09-15)
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Hyundai i20 hatchback?

Our favourite car of this type is the Ford Fiesta, which handles and rides beautifully by comparison with the Hyundai, and has a slightly higher-quality, if more poorly laid-out, interior.

If you want a car that feels more expensive than either of those options, though, there’s always the Volkswagen Polo. With its high-quality interior it feels like a much more expensive proposition. The problem is, it usually is, meaning you’ll end up with an older, less well-equipped car for your money.

You could also try the Vauxhall Corsa, which has a nice blend of interior and exterior style, driving enjoyment, peppy engines and space – so much so that it was our Car Of The Year in 2007.

But if you want the same sort of warranty as you’ll get on the Hyundai, you’re limited to two options – the Toyota Yaris, which came with a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty from 2010 onwards, or the Kia Rio, with its seven-year, 100,000-mile equivalent on 2007-on models. Trouble is, neither is quite as good to drive as the Hyundai.

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Hyundai i20 (09-15)
Hyundai i20 (09-15)
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Even if it’s not the most enthralling car to drive, the Hyundai i20 offers you a lot of space and equipment for your money

  • Good value
  • Lots of equipment
  • Many examples still have warranty
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Dull interior
  • Over-light steering at speed