Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Value is the trump card of the Hyundai i20N, because it's one of the cheapest hot hatches around. True, there are some that cost even less – namely the Abarth 595 and the Suzuki Swift Sport – but none that's in the same league for performance. The closest rival, the Ford Fiesta ST, costs more.
Better still, the i20N is predicted to have competitive resale values that are roughly in line with the Fiesta ST, it’s cheaper to service than the ST and, when we tested them together, it was just as economical (both cars averaged 40mpg in real-world conditions). The i20N does sit one insurance group higher, but that’s unlikely to make much of a difference to your premium.