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2015. - 2018.
B - City car
hatchback, 3 door
front
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Wheel drive
Safety
2015. - 2017.
B - City car
hatchback, 3 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

4035 mm
1734 mm
1474 mm
326 liters
1042 liters
40 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4043 mm
1693 mm
1428 mm
292 liters
847 liters
45 liters
2015 Hyundai i20 Coupe
2015 Seat Ibiza SC

Engine

Hyundai
1.1 U-Line
Diesel
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1120 cc
75 hp
153 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Volkswagen
1.4 TDI AMF
Diesel
3 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1422 cc
75 hp
195 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1143 kg
16.0 s
159 km/h
3.5 l/100km
3.1 l/100km
3.3 l/100km
84 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1080 kg
13.0 s
173 km/h
l/100km
l/100km
3.4 l/100km
88 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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Expenses

8500 EUR
Price from
6800 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the city car segment and utilize the same 3-door hatchback body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Hyundai-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 75hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 3-cylinder, 6-valves 75hp engine designed by Volkswagen.

Safety

A starting point here would be to take a look at the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests which were performed on both of the cars, with the Seat being a slightly better choice apparently. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the city car segment, which is generally not a very good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the Korean car offers a marginal difference of 6% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Hyundai does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Hyundai with an average rating of 4.5, and models under the Seat badge with 4.4 out of 5. The same official information place i20 as average reliability-wise, and Ibiza is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the Korean car rank it on average as 4.8, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.4 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Seat is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 3 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 173 kilometers per hour, 14km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 3.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (84 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Hyundai appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the Spanish car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Seat outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Seat. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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