Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
An entry-level Cupra Leon 245 will cost you a little less than a Circuit Pack-equipped Toyota GR Yaris. The 300 hatch costs a bit more than the Hyundai i30 N, but roughly the same as a Honda Civic Type R. Meanwhile, the 310 estate is more expensive than a Ford Focus ST Estate, but it's a much faster car with four-wheel drive – so that's hardly surprising. Remember you can check the best prices using the free What Car? New Car Deals pages.
None of the regular petrol-engined models will be particularly cheap to run, but they should still be competitive against models with similar performance. If you’re a business user, the e-Hybrid makes a good hot hatchback choice when it comes to benefit-in-kind tax, thanks to its ability to drive on electric power alone and the lower CO2 emissions that this brings.