2017 Hyundai i20 Review


Now into its second generation, the Hyundai i20 is a seriously improved product that competes near the top end of the supermini class. Its strengths are its interior cabin space, stylish looks, the wide range of choice provided by a 26-model line-up (including a lifestyle-oriented version called the Active), the generous standard equipment lists, and the manufacturer’s superb warranty offer. It’s not the most exciting car to drive and some of the cabin plastics leave a little to be desired, but in essence the Hyundai i20 should be on anyone’s B-segment shopping list. This review focuses on the five-door version – there’s a three-door i20 but Hyundai markets that separately as a Coupe. For the exclusively front-wheel-drive hatchback, there are seven engine choices, manual and automatic gearboxes, and no fewer than 10 different specifications.


Body Style: Hatchback          Seats: 5                   MRP from £11,295 - £17,820


Did you know? The Hyundai i20 has genuine motorsport credentials – in the 2016 World Rally Championship, it won two rounds of the series.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (7.85/10)

The Hyundai i20 isn’t going to win any plaudits for its driving experience, because it has benign underpinnings that do little to entertain their driver. But if what you want is a quietly competent, comfortable, and well-equipped supermini hatchback that ha...