Review

Hyundai i20 hatchback

Price  £10,095 - £14,445

Hyundai i20 hatchback

reviewed by Carbuyer

Pros
  • Inexpensive to buy and run
  • Well equipped
  • Strong reliability
Cons
  • Lack of prestige
  • Unsupportive seats
  • Rivals are more fun to drive

The Hyundai i20 hasn’t won the same accolades as the i10 and i30 – and is less common on the roads than its siblings, too – but it's still a very big seller. And the i20 is still a great choice for anyone looking for a small-to-medium-sized supermini. It's a key competitor for the Nissan Micra, Suzuki Swift and Ford Fiesta. A 2012 refresh added some extra flair that had previously been missing, with both its drive and style much improved. It's still a little drab inside, choosing practicality over style by using some harder plastics to build its nevertheless clear and logically laid out controls. The Hyundai i20 is available in four main specifications – entry-level Classic, mid-range Active, fuel-efficient Blue and Active Blue, and top-of-the-range Style. The i20 truly is great value compared to the updated Ford Fiesta, and you will find that there are lots of decent deals out there.