Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
Cash buyers will discover that the i20 is similar money to a Ford Fiesta and actually, like for like, a tad more than an equivalent-spec Volkswagen Polo. It’s also quite a bit more than rivals like the Seat Ibiza and Skoda Fabia.
The i20’s predicted to hold onto a bigger chunk of its list price (after three years) compared with the Ibiza or Fabia, or the Fiesta for that matter. It should hold it’s price nearly as well as a Mini 5dr. As yet we don’t have PCP finance prices, but strong resale values should help keep the monthly payments competitive.
That said, Premium trim is also worth the extra if you can afford it and like the idea of 17in alloy wheels, heated front seats, privacy glass, power-folding door mirrors, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and climate control.
Ultimate trim adds plush items like keyless entry, but it’s also quite expensive.
We haven’t any data on this i20 yet (it’s too new for that) but judging by Hyundai’s reliability record as a brand on the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey, you shouldn’t have too much to worry about. It finished well up in 6th place out of 31, below Mini, Skoda and Toyota, but above all its other rivals.
Hyundai’s five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty and five years of UK roadside assistance provide reassurance that only Kia’s seven-year cover can beat.