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Hyundai i20 Coupe running costs and reliability

2015 - 2017 (change model)
Running costs rating: 3 out of 53.0

Written by Kieren Puffett Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.
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Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 55 - 68 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.
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  • Running costs won’t hit wallets hard
  • Petrol version likely to prove most popular
  • Rivals offer better fuel efficiency and lower emissions

For a small, zippy car the Hyundai i20 Coupe’s running costs are impressive, though it depends on how hard you use the throttle.

The official claimed fuel figures are an average of over 55mpg for the 1.2-litre petrol, while the 1.4-litre diesel returns 68mpg. It means for a mix of driving conditions you’re likely to see low 40s for the petrol and mid 50s for the diesel.

Its rivals such as the Ford Fiesta three-door 1-litre EcoBoost Zetec S, however, not only offer significantly better fuel consumption (claimed average of 65mpg), but lower emissions (99g/km CO2), better acceleration (0-62mph in 9.4 seconds) and a higher top speed of 122mph. But it does cost more to buy in the first place.

Emissions are low with 119g/km of CO2 for the petrol engine, so that’s a VED band C, plus 106g/km for the diesel (Band B).

This car is never going to be a massive emitter of greenhouse gases so if you are looking for a sporty car that is environmentally friendly then the Hyundai i20 Coupe’s emissions will be pleasing.

Neither versions are high polluters with the 1.2-litre petrol emitting just 119g/km of CO2, and the 1.4-litre diesel model emitting 106g/km of CO2. In terms of road tax, the petrol model is VED Band C, and the diesel VED Band B at time of publication.

Given the level of peppy performance, especially at lower speeds, it is a low level of emissions.

Hyundai i20 Coupe reliability should be very strong. Not only is the hatchback version well proven but Hyundai is one of the few companies to offer a warranty that is longer than three years.

Its five-year unlimited mileage warranty also includes five years of roadside assistance and five annual vehicle health checks.

Both the diesel and petrol engine have seen service in other cars with few reports of any problems so the i20 Coupe should deliver a stress-free ownership experience.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax £20 - £35
Insurance group 5 - 11
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