Auto Express's running costs ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Not as stylish as some but by no means ugly. Makes up for it in practicality, build quality, safety equipment and ultimately value for money. It has a willing 1.2 litre engine and drives well. Over 4 months and 2,500 miles the only disappointments have been the much poorer than expected fuel economy at only 42 mpg. (Hyundai claim 54 mpg) and a rather vague feel to the clutch engagement when starting off. I have not yet put Hyundai's customer service or servicing costs to the test but the 5 year warranty is re-assuring.
Overall despite being a car puchased "with my head rather than my heart", it has proven to be a perfectly satisfying car to drive.

Cost: 3/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

For the money I paid and the size/type of the car I think it's superb. Nippy, spacious hatchback and European styling. Old Hyundai's look really cheap and tacky, but I think they have really gone out with this i20 (and i30). I don't think i20 is any worse than Ford Fiesta or Vauxhall Corsa, which one would pay extra just for the brand. I test drove Corsa before settling on Hyundai and never have looked back!

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

A great car for the two of us as we don't do that many miles now. The heaters and blowers are ineffective when you just want to have it on your feet as the wind screen and side windows keep misting up. The advertised fuel economy is very misleading as we have done nearly 3000 miles and even keeping under 70mph we are getting nowhere near the savings.

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Has never failed to start, either in very cold or wet weather. shows mileage left before fuel tank empty, and seems accurate. electric folding mirrors have functioned brilliantly. car is really quiet when engine running, seems really powerful, ie overtaking etc., for a 1.2 engine

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No major problems, there are a few creaks and rattles but it is built to a price! Cheaper insurance than I had previously, very cheap roadtax when I have to buy it, mpg is good for a petrol car and it came with 3 free services.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Great reliable car with good MPG, The level of equipment is good with many features that come as standard. And with Hyundai's 5 year warranty im pleased as punch with my purchase.

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Very pleased. Looks good, comfortable to drive. Economical. Am pleased with features such as automatic folding wing mirrors and space in cabin.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Proved very reliable so far, but not very old. Excellent economy for a petrol engine producing this much power.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It fires first time every time, its good on petrol and the running costs are very reasonable. Cheap.

Cost: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Starts first time. Cheap to tax and insurance is cheaper now it has standard alarm fitted.

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

early days but as a tuition car or a driving school it is excellent

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Not a single problem so far. Very cheap to fill the tank.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Nothing has gone wrong. Great mpg, low insurance.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Ł30 road tax is the main benefit of this car.

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Stunned by the quality and fantastic value.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No probs so far. Ok no parts needed yet.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

good car for the price

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Great value for money.

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

great

Cost: 5/5