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Hyundai ix20 MPV (2010-2019) - Reliability & safety

The Hyundai ix20 comes with a five-year guarantee and a five-star safety rating

Carbuyer Rating

2.8 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.1 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

3.5 out of 5

The ix20 is a modern design with lots of safety kit and an impressive showing in Euro NCAP’s crash tests. Reliability should be good too, as Carbuyer readers have reported few problems.

Hyundai ix20 reliability

Hyundai finished 10th overall in our 2017 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, with good ratings for running costs in particular, although fuel economy wasn’t praised specifically. Interior design and practicality are highly rated, as is comfort and safety.

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A key asset to Hyundai’s reputation is that its cars are broadly perceived as being reliable. Although too few ix20 owners responded to our 2017 survey to form an accurate depiction of their experiences, the proportion of owners who reported one or more faults with their Hyundai with the first year of ownership is a reasonable 7.2%.

Safety

The ix20 achieved the maximum five-star rating when it was evaluated by Euro NCAP’s crash testers in 2011. It scored 89% for adult protection, 85% for child protection and 64% for pedestrian protection. But Euro NCAP did note that the ix20 doesn’t come with knee airbags in the front.

All models get the mandatory traction control, electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes, as well as airbags and a pair of ISOFIX child-seat mounts in the rear. The ix20 also gets hill-start assist, which safely holds the car on a hill before you move off, and emergency brake assist – although autonomous emergency braking isn’t offered.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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