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Hyundai i20 hatchback (2015-2020) - Interior & comfort

The Hyundai i20 offers class-leading legroom but interior doesn't feel cutting-edge

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3.4 out of 5

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Interior & comfort Rating

3.0 out of 5

While interior space in the Hyundai i20 is class-leading, the design itself is something of a missed opportunity. It looks smart enough, but compared to the quality and design of the interiors in the Volkswagen Polo and Vauxhall Corsa, the i20’s is not as impressive.

Hyundai i20 dashboard

It’s not that the i20’s dashboard materials look particularly bad – it’s that they feel cheap to the touch, with the centre console being made of hard, scratchy plastics. On the whole it's functional but a little dowdy.

There are four colours for the interior, but which ones you can pick depends on your choice of exterior colour.

Equipment

The basic i20 S Connect features 15-inch steel wheels, split-folding rear seats, tinted windows, daytime running lights, height-adjustment for the driver’s seat and cloth upholstery. An update in mid-2018 added a 7.0-inch touchscreen, DAB radio, Bluetooth, air-conditioning and a reversing camera to the list of standard kit. Every i20 comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too.

Moving up to SE specification gets you significantly more equipment, such as autonomous emergency braking, 15-inch alloy wheels, front foglights, a leather steering wheel, rear parking sensors, cruise control, front and rear electric windows and a handy variable boot floor.

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The Play special edition is our favourite. It offers everything in the SE specification, plus 16-inch alloy wheels, a contrasting two-tone black roof and sat nav, for around the same price.

Premium Nav adds LED rear lights, climate control and a smartphone docking system, while the range-topping Premium SE Nav adds luxuries like heated front seats and steering wheel, keyless entry, front and rear parking sensors and the panoramic sunroof.

A panoramic sunroof makes the i20 feel lighter and airier inside, but it’s only available on the range-topping Premium SE Nav model.

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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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