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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Surprisingly spacious for a small car
  • Large boot with fold-flat rear seats
  • Small footprint makes it easy to park

Thanks to being longer (by 45mm) and wider (+24mm) than before, with shorter overhangs (-5mm), a slightly lower roofline (-16mm) and extended wheelbase (+45mm), the Hyundai i20’s practicality is better than the model it replaces. That means front seat passengers enjoy more room than ever, thanks in part to the longer bonnet allowing the dashboard to be mounted higher up and the glovebox further forward than before.

Those in the rear will notice generous space too, with excellent legroom and masses of headroom – even for fully grown adults.

As is the fashion for car manufacturers in this day and age the door pockets have been enlarged enough to accommodate larger bottles of water than most would carry; the front’s will accept 1.5-litre vessels and the rears 1.0-litre cartons.

Will it fit in my garage?

The i20 isn’t a large car and its handling means it’s among the easier cars of this type to park. It’ll fit in most garages and parking spaces, and has a relatively small turning circle as well.

Acoustic parking sensors at either end of the car are available on Premium trim and up.

Will my luggage fit?

Boot space has been increased over the old car, by 10%, from 295 litres to 326 litres in the latest i20 with all seats in place. Clever design and packaging means the rear bench can be folded completely flat, extending this area to a sizeable 1,042 litres.

Safety

  • Four-star crash test rating
  • Good basic safety kit
  • Extra equipment added in 2018

The Hyundai i20 scored four stars back in 2015 when it was crash tested by Euro NCAP. At the time, all models came with six airbags; one driver, one passenger airbag plus front seat side and curtain bags as well.

Same goes for electronic stability control, ABS, an Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) and doors that automatically unlock in the event of an accident are fitted as standard across the range. All come with seatbelt pre-tensioners throughout the cabin while the outer rear seats are fitted with Isofix points. A seatbelt reminder system serves all occupants.

A lane departure warning system, which audibly notifies you if you stray past your designated lane markings on the road, rear parking sensors, front fog lights and cruise control with a speed limiter function are fitted from SE models upwards.

Major safety upgrade for Hyundai i20 in 2018

During the i20’s midlife facelift a number of extra features were installed to keep up with the most recent new launches in this class.

All i20s get:

  • Rear-view camera
  • Automatic headlights

Standard on all cars from SE grade upwards is:

Watch: Hyundai i20 Euro NCAP crash test

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Hyundai i20 Hatchback (15-20).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels

Go Edition equipment

Go Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Go Edition optional equipment
None available

Go SE equipment

Go SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Go SE optional equipment
None available

Play equipment

Play standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Play optional equipment
  • CD
  • Space saver spare wheel

Premium equipment

Premium standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
Premium optional equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel

Premium Nav equipment

Premium Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
Premium Nav optional equipment
  • CD
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

Premium SE equipment

Premium SE standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Premium SE optional equipment
None available

Premium SE Nav equipment

Premium SE Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Premium SE Nav optional equipment
  • CD
  • Sat Nav

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD

S Air equipment

S Air standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Steel wheels
S Air optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
SE optional equipment
  • CD
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel

Sport Nav equipment

Sport Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Sport Nav optional equipment
None available

Turbo Edition equipment

Turbo Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Turbo Edition optional equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel

Euro NCAP Rating – 4 stars

The Hyundai i20 Hatchback (15-20) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2015 and was awarded a 4 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

4 star rating
Test 2015
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 85%
Child Occupant: 73%
Vulnerable Road Users: 79%
Safety Assist: 64%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.