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Hyundai i20 hatchback (2015-2020) - Reliability & safety

The Hyundai i20 comes with a five-year warranty and plenty of safety technology

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3.4 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

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Hyundai i20 reliability

The i20 range was rated above average for reliability in our 2017 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey of cars currently on sale in the UK. Of the owners who responded, only 3.6% reported experiencing a problem with their car on one or more occasions.

In our 2020 survey the i20 has slipped to 68th place out of the top 75 cars with only 4.2% of owners reporting a fault in the first year. All Hyundai models also come with a five-year/unlimited-mileage warranty, so the i20 is covered for an impressive amount of time if there are any issues.

Safety

The i20 is available with a host of hi-tech safety aids, including lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assistance systems, as well as tyre-pressure monitoring. As standard, every i20 comes with six airbags, electronic stability control and an emergency stop signal. The car has also been made with high-strength steel.

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When it was crash-tested by Euro NCAP in 2015, the i20 received a four-star rating out of a possible five. It did well in three of the four main categories, scoring 85% for adult occupant protection, 73% for child occupant protection and 79% for pedestrian protection. It was only a score of 64% in the safety-assistance category that let it down.

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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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