For An awful lot of car for not much cash. The i10 is good to drive, cheap to run, well equipped and impressively spacious for a city car.
Against The eco-focused Blue model doesn’t make financial sense for those who live outside London, and there could be a wee bit more security kit provided.
The Hyundai i10 is one of the best city cars out there, and it’s also one of the cheapest to buy and run. It doesn’t get much better that that for buyers on a budget.
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The 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine in the Blue model grabs the headlines thanks to fuel economy of 67.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 99g/km – meaning zero road tax or congestion charge.
However, we reckon the four-cylinder 1.2 is a better bet. It’s more flexible, still returns 61.4mpg, and only costs £20 per year in road tax. Critically, it costs much less than the Blue, and you’ll have to drive well over 100,000 miles before the 1.0-litre engine’s superior fuel economy repays you.
Blue and Classic models have essentials like air-con, electric front windows, and a CD player with USB port. Indeed, the 1.2 Classic is our favourite. We’d understand if you went for Active, though - it adds remote locking, alloys and powered rear windows for just a few hundred quid. Range-topping Style cars come with loads of kit, but cost more than an i10 should.
Whichever version you buy, you’ll enjoy a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty with roadside assistance thrown in.
Traded in a 3 yr old Corsa for my '62-plate i10 but wished I hadn't. Positives: quite a lot of car for the money, 5 door practicality, comfortable…
This, my second I10, is a better all round proposition than the 1.2 Classic Mark 1 that preceeded it. Fit, finish, paintwork and equipment is much…
I bought this car in October and have done nearly 1000 miles so far. I have 3 children aged 6,10 and 12, and a 6'3" husband and we can all fit in…
I've just sold this car after nearly 3 years of ownership, so I've got to know it quite well! The equipment level is really good for this class of…
The Hyundai i10 1.2 Classic has price on its side, yet still comes with a decent amount of kit. That makes it our favourite version.