Hyundai ix20 (2010 – 2018) Review

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Hyundai ix20 (2010 – 2018) At A Glance

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Good range of efficient chain cam engines. Cheap to run. Good visibility. Easy to get in and out of. Plenty of rear passenger and boot space. Attractively facelifted for 2016 model year with newer engines and transmissions.

Similar Kia Venga has a longer warranty. Not a sporty handler. Generally older generation petrol engines.

Over recent years Hyundai has been producing some high quality cars and this continues with the ix20. The mini-MPV is Hyundai's version of the Kia Venga and is even built at the same factory. Like the Kia, the ix20 is a high value proposition that offers generous standard equipment levels, a high quality interior and low running costs thanks to efficient engines.

One of the key factors that separates Hyundai's ix20 from the similar Kia Venga is that every car gets Hyundai's 'Five Year Triple Care' package, which includes not only a five year/unlimited mileage manufacturer's warranty and five years roadside assistance but also five years of vehicle health checks - a very impressive deal.

The ix20 is also good to drive with a very forgiving ride that copes well with four people and their luggage and little road or wind noise at higher speeds. The suspension has been tuned specifically for the poor quality of many UK roads and this shows behind the wheel where it handles well but is also very comfortable and composed.

The efficient engine range includes two petrols - a 1.4-litre and a 1.6-litre (the latter comes as an automatic only) along with an impressive 1.4 CRDi. Like the 1.4-litre petrol it's fitted with Hyundai's Integrated Stop/Start (ISG) technology which cuts the engine when stationary. As a result it emits a low 114g/km of CO2 while claimed fuel economy is 65.7mpg on the official combined cycle.

The quality feel is evident in the spacious cabin where there's plenty of space for five on board and their luggage too thanks to a large boot with extra underfloor storage. Equipment levels are good too while top models come with a neat panoramic glass sunroof which not only makes the cabin feel very light and airy but also slides open unlike many other similar roofs.

Road Test near identical Kia Venga: Kia Venga 2010 Road Test

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Real MPG average for a Hyundai ix20 (2010 – 2018)

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

80%

Real MPG

28–60 mpg

MPGs submitted

390

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Can I drive my car with warning lights on if the garages are closed?

I have a Hyundai ix20. I have just noticed that the ABS warning light and the ESP lights have come on. I have checked the fuses and they are fine. As they are amber warnings, can I assume that it i till safe to drive on dry roads - with extra care - as I understand that I can't take it to the Hyundai garage?
I would not recommend driving the car until these faults have been investigated. Any breakdown you experience may add further pressure on your potentially stretched local emergency services. If you can, wait until after the lockdown period has ended. If the car is within its warranty period, email the dealer and make it a matter of record - they will arrange for their workshop to inspect the car at the earliest opportunity. If the vehicle is out of warranty, contact a local garage:https://good-garage-guide.honestjohn.co.uk
Answered by Dan Powell
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