Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Larger than old model
  • More passenger room
  • Slighty larger boot

The 2020 Hyundai i20 is larger than the old car. To be precise, it's 30mm wider and the wheelbase (the distance between the wheels) has increased by 10mm. This is good news.

Up front, there's loads of room for passengers. While the added width ensures there's plenty of elbow room too. Good news, the i20 will take four six-foot adults with ease. In fact, room in the rear is really a step up from the old car. Hyundai reckons there's 40mm more shoulder room than the previous generation. We haven't tested that because of COVID...but we can certainly imagine that to be true.

Let's talk storage. The front door bins aren't huge, but the glovebox is a good size and there are little cubbies next to the gearlever. The rear door bins will fit a large (500ml) bottle of water.

The boot has grown, too. It now measures in at 352 litres, which is up from the previous model's 326 litres. For a little perspective, the Fiesta's boot can only muster 292 litres. The floor is height adjustable, allowing the boot floor to be raised to reduce the loading lip. No spare tyre though - underneath the boot's floor is the 48-volt battery needed for the mild-hybrid system.

In terms of flexibility it has the standard 60/40 split-folding rear seats. There isn't a clever 'magic seating' option like in the Honda Jazz for instance. There is at least a USB socket for the rear passengers.

Up-to date safety systems

  • Not tested by Euro NCAP yet
  • Wide range of driver assistance tech
  • SmartSense equipped

Hyundai describes the i20 as having the 'most comprehensive' safety package in the segment. The reason it can be so bold in its claims is because it's packed with the latest safety equipment which isn't often seen in cars of this size.

Its SmartSense safety equipment is standard across the range. This includes lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking, driver attention alert, high beam assist, and intelligent speed limit.

While these systems work well, we found them to be a bit intrusive. The lane keep assist particularly was hugely keen to keep you in lane while going down narrow roads.

All i20s are also equipped with eCall, a system that allows the occupants to contact emergency services by pressing a button inside the cabin. If the vehicle's airbags are deployed, this system activates itself.

There are two Isofix points in the rear, on the outer seats as you'll find with most cars this size.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Hyundai i20 Hatchback.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • 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
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav

Premium equipment

Premium standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
Premium optional equipment
None available

SE Connect equipment

SE Connect standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
SE Connect optional equipment
None available

Ultimate equipment

Ultimate standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
Ultimate optional equipment
None available