Elite i20 User Reviews
Read the Hyundai Elite i20 user reviews to find out more about the Elite i20 ownership experience from dozens of Hyundai Elite i20 users across India. Hyundai Elite i20 user reviews allow you to learn the pros and cons of the Elite i20 in everyday life.
19 Hyundai Elite i20 User Reviews Available
Awesome mileage in city
I own the diesel variant of the i20 and it has delivered on its promise of being fuel-efficient. Irrespective of the AC being on or off, the mileage remains steady with little or no variation. The car also suits my driving style so, it is always fun
to go for a drive in it.
Slow response at low speed
When I need sudden bursts of power, like before an overtaking move, the i20 disappoints quite a lot. There is a lot of gap in the time from when I press the accelerator to the time the power is actually delivered by the engine. It needs to be tuned
in a better manner to make it much more responsive.
I have to go through a lot of heavy traffic every day to reach my office and so I need a car which is very light and easy to use and also it cannot be an automatic as the fuel bills will skyrocket. So, I went for the i20 and it has been a pleasant
experience so far. Despite being manual, it is easy to use as the clutch and steering are ultra-light. Best decision yet.
Boot loading requires a lot of bending
Outside visibility poor from the back seat
My driver drives me around so, I spend most of my time in the back seat of the car. However, the window line on the back door of the i20 seems to be quite high, or the back seat is placed quite low. Whatever the reason, the result is that it becomes
quite difficult to see out of the window. Not a good point for those who tend to get road-sick.
Quite practical for everyday use
It is a very good car for everyday use as it is not too big but also provides plenty of space to travel with colleagues and family. Also, the controls like the steering, gear and clutch are very light which make the car easy to use in traffic. My
car has been running faultless and I am very happy with it.
Suspension softer than needed
Petrol mileage not satisfactory
When I compare to the claimed mileage figures to the ones I actually get. The difference is quite shocking. I don’t know if the situation is same with diesel models as well, but it is certainly disappointing for petrol users. I have not been able
to get a mileage higher than 13 kmpl from my i20. Utterly disappointed.
Music system screen too small
When car makers do so many good things with a car but make silly errors, it disappoints a lot. Same is the case with Hyundai’s new i20. The car is very good overall but things like the centre screen on the dash feel as if picked out from a video
game panel because it is too small as compared to the design of the dash around it. As a result, it is a bit difficult to see clearly and also looks quite weird.
Expensive service cost
Maintenance spares and labour charges are quite high at Hyundai and the work is not of any exceptional quality either. Though the car does not demand much in terms of faults and errors, those who drive a lot and have to get it serviced much
frequently will see that their budget is significantly affected with each workshop visit.
Backseat AC vent not well placed
Being a college student, I usually travel with a lot of my friends with me so my car is mostly packed with people. However, when someone tall sits in the rear seat, especially in the middle, they find it very difficult to place their feet properly
as the rear AC vent gets in the way. It could have designed in a better manner to provide more space.
Spacious rear seat
Diesel engine is very refined
Hyundai is certainly the leader when it comes to producing refined engines. Their petrol and diesel engines feel nearly identical which is a big achievement keeping in mind the very different natures of both the kinds of engines. I am very satisfied
with my diesel i20 and it has been a very good performer in every season.
Repeated issues with AC
My problems started with the AC fuse and have now gone on to a faulty compressor itself. Even when the car was new the cooling of the AC did not feel as strong as it does in a new car. I am thinking of getting the entire cooling system replaced
Water condensation in headlight
I started facing this problem after I got the car back from the workshop after the first service. The headlight has never been opened as such, but the workshop did adjust the low-beam. So, I am not sure whether it’s their fault or some other
manufacturing defect. Condensation disappears after the headlight is on for a few minutes.
Clutch pedal judder
I purchased the diesel variant of the i20. After driving around 20,000 kms the clutch pedal and the gear lever started producing quite a bit of vibration and judder. The problem is only faced in 1st and reverse gears. I am yet to take the car to the
workshop but my local mechanic has told me that it could be a faulty/loose gearbox or engine mounting.
Central locking issues
My i20 is only a few months old and already I am facing central locking issues in the car. Left front door has to be locked manually. I got it checked at the workshop and they told me that they have received the same complaint from many other users.
Of course, the fault will be taken care of by the warranty but it will require the entire door handle to be replaced due to a sensor issue.
Good quality interior
I think the reason why Hyundai cars a more expensive than their competition is because they provide premium quality interiors in all their cars. The new i20 which I purchased a few months ago also has very pleasing interiors which justify the
car’s price. Even the switches are solid and don’t feel cheap.
Very modern looks
I am very impressed by Hyundai’s new design and it looks very modern, especially the i20. Since I have used Hyundai cars before I am aware the car will not disappoint me in terms of the driving and maintenance and the tradition continues. Happy
with my elite i20.