Hyundai i20

The Hyundai i20 scores big on value for money, but it also represents a step forward in quality for the company's cars. It's very well built inside and neatly styled outside, making it a formidable rival for more established models like the Vauxhall Corsa. There's lots of standard equipment, reliability is excellent and the reassurance of Hyundai's lengthy five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty means you can buy with confidence.

Hyundai i20

Price 
£10,695 - £17,400
5 & 3 Doors
3.5 / 5
Pros
  • Stylish looks
  • Huge boot
  • Best-in-class cabin space
Cons
  • Breathless engines
  • Only one tax-free engine
  • Only top models get touchscreen

The new Hyundai i20 enters one of the most competitive classes of the car market, where it faces competition from the Volkswagen Polo, Vauxhall Corsa, Ford Fiesta and Honda Jazz. The car is much bigger than the previous model, meaning the cabin is more spacious than before and rear legroom is now the best in class. Practicality is generally very good, too, with a large boot and plenty of storage. The two big disappointments with this car are the gutless engine range and the lack of a touchscreen infotainment system on all but the most expensive models, which makes the car's interior look a bit dated compared to its rivals. An S Blue model provides buyers with a very economical, if very slow, option and the car comes with the peace of mind provided by Hyundai's five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

Hyundai i20 Coupe

Price 
£12,725 - £16,400
3 Doors
3.2 / 5
Pros
  • Stylish looks
  • Big boot
  • Plenty of standard equipment
Cons
  • Lacklustre engines
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Not as sporty as it looks

The Hyundai i20 Coupe is a sportier, three-door version of the standard i20 hatchback, and is aimed at young buyers who want a stylish car that's economical and cheap to insure. There is a choice of a 1.2-litre petrol engine or a 1.4-litre diesel engine and three different trim levels called SE, Sport and Sport Nav.