For The i10 is quieter and more practical than all its city car rivals. It’s also cheap to buy and run, and is easy to park.

Against A VW Up is more enjoyable to drive and looks a bit classier inside.

Hyundai i10 Hatchback
55 5stars

The Hyundai i10 is the best city car around. It’s quiet, roomy, excellent value for money and has a long warranty.

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The full Hyundai i10 review

There are 7 Hyundai i10 versions available

Hatchback 1.0 S 5dr £8,705
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 S Air 5dr £9,370
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 SE 5dr £9,770
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 SE Blue Drive 5dr £10,020 TBA
Hatchback 1.2 SE 5dr £10,270
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 Premium 5dr £10,470
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 Premium 5dr £10,970
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

If you spend all your time in town, the 1.0-litre three-cylinder version is a good choice: it’s nippy enough and is impressively refined. The 1.2-litre four-cylinder models are noticeably faster and not much more expensive, though, so we’d go for one of those.

SE trim offers a good blend of value and equipment; it comes with air-con, electric windows all round, driver’s seat-height adjustment and electrically adjustable heated door mirrors. We’d definitely recommend buying it over S Air (available on the 1.0-litre versions only), which is a little cheaper but has a lot less kit. You have to buy a top-spec Premium model to get Bluetooth, though, and we think it's worth doing.

The good news is that all versions of the i10 get six airbags, stability control and a tyre-pressure-monitoring system as standard – as well as Hyundai’s unlimited-mileage, five-year warranty, which also includes five years of roadside assistance cover and annual vehicle health checks.

Reader test team says:

Hyundai i10 Hatchback 1.0 S 5dr

Equipment and comfort are great. Driving is a big disappointment, the 1.0 engine is sluggish and the steering is vague, heavy and unresponsive at…

Denis Campbell

3 out of 5 stars

Hyundai i10 Hatchback 1.0 SE 5dr

We've had this little car for a couple of weeks now and we're very pleased with it. The 1.0l SE we have, comes with a spare wheel and cruise control,…

Lloyd Spence

4 out of 5 stars

Hyundai i10 Hatchback 1.2 Premium 5dr

+ Attractive styling, Decent space for passengers and luggage, Peppy 1.2 engine, Spacious footwell amd rest for clutch foot, Clear…


5 out of 5 stars

Hyundai i10 Hatchback 1.0 Premium 5dr

I've had my car just over a year now, and it still lives up to all expectations. It has travelled over 15k miles, and is averaging around 53mpg in…

Jeremy Kennett

5 out of 5 stars
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