The ix20 isn't cheap enough to be considered a budget buy, but its resale values are decent. What’s more, the 1.4-litre engines come with a stop-start system that reduces their fuel consumption in traffic. The 1.4 petrol averages more than 50mpg, while the diesel will better 65mpg.
Hyundai ix20 quality & reliability
Hyundai has managed to give the ix20’s interior a smart look, and everything feels solidly constructed. However, the plastics are a little disappointing because they’re all hard to the touch. Hyundai didn’t do particularly well in the 2010 JD Power customer satisfaction survey, either, but you do get the reassurance of a five-year warranty.
Hyundai ix20 safety & security
Safety is key in MPVs, whatever their size. Fortunately, every ix20 has stability control, active anti-whiplash front head restraints and front, side and curtain airbags to protect you and your loved ones. All this helped the car achieve a five-star crash rating from Euro NCAP. Standard security kit includes deadlocks, an engine immobiliser and an integrated stereo.