Which used Hyundai i20 hatchback should I buy?
The entry-level 83bhp 1.2-litre petrol feels peppy and flexible for a small engine; it’s the one we’d choose, as the 98bhp 1.4 is gutsier but has no great advantage. Diesel buyers can choose a 89bhp 1.4, but frankly, unless you’re doing huge mileage, you’ll probably find it makes more sense to choose a petrol example instead.
A facelift in 2012 brought updated styling and the addition of a 1.1-litre diesel engine, though the rest of the range remained much the same.
Entry-level Classic cars came with air-conditioning, remote central locking and electric front windows, enough for it to be our favourite. The Comfort version, which was renamed Active when the i20 was facelifted, adds masses of kit, including alloys, electric rear windows, Bluetooth and front foglights. Style models get luxuries such as automatic lights and wipers, climate control and a reversing camera that’s integrated into the rear-view mirror.
Our favourite Hyundai i20: 1.2 Classic 5dr