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Hyundai i20 review - Reliability and Safety

Five-year warranty gives peace of mind, but Hyundai doesn't do well as a manufacturer in Driver Power

In recent years, Hyundai has gained a reputation for building durable cars, Even so, it suffered a disappointing showing in our Driver Power 2016 satisfaction survey results - the brand placed 30th out of 32 brands, and the i20 didn't even make the top 100 best cars to buy.

That said, its i10 city car finished a decent 38th overall in the same poll, and it shares many of its mechanical components and systems with the i20, which should mean trouble-free motoring. In fact, the i10 also took second place out of the most reliable small cars to own in 2016. Of course, if anything does go wrong, you’ve also got the peace of mind that comes with Hyundai’s unlimited-mileage, five-year warranty and breakdown aftersales package.

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Euro NCAP tested the i20 in 2015 and awarded it a four-star rating. It lost out on a fifth star due to the lack of any autonomous emergency braking systems – you can’t even specify this gear as an option. Still, look past this and you’ll discover the i20 comes loaded with standard safety kit, including six airbags, stability control and lane departure warning.

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