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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Parkers VerdictShould I buy a Hyundai i20?

The Hyundai i20 is designed to be a volume seller and, in all fairness, thanks to its strong reputation for reliability and customer service, it should do well. It’s a practical, comfortable, easy-to-live-with proposition that takes its fight directly to mainstream choices of the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa and Peugeot 208, while still offering incredible value makes it a strong contender for your cash.

That said, there is the slim chance of discount, but Hyundai’s PCP finance deals are a mixed bag, with some great-value offers and other cars just too expensive to warrant. Do your research with Parkers to get the best deals.

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The i20’s range is fairly simple to work out, regardless of its slightly unconventional naming structure and the firm’s history of changing them every few years.

Following the 2018 facelift, the pick of the line-up was an SE with the 1.0-litre, 100hp turbo petrol engine called T-GDI. That’s the sweet spot in terms of value, kit and driver enjoyment. However, it’s worth noting the more recently-introduced Play special edition adds more visual appeal and equipment for less.

In fact, that’s the version we’d suggest for the majority of drivers. There isn’t a quicker version of the i20, and company car drivers will want that one too because it’s the best compromise between low benefit-in-kind and equipment. The lack of a diesel since 2018 might seem like a omission from the firm, but in reality you’d have to cover a high amount of miles for that engine to make sense in this small hatchback.

It’s only those on a strict budget that may want to investigate the 1.2-litre S model, but be wary that it doesn’t get a lot of safety kit so may cost you more in insurance than you were expecting.