The Hyundai i10’s biggest pitfalls are the lack of Bluetooth on all but the top-spec trim, and safety standards that fall short of key rivals.
However, it is by far the most spacious city car out there, it’s easy to drive and cheap to own, making it the best all-round prospect in its class, by a very slim margin over the Up.
Two petrol engines are available: a 1.0-litre three-cylinder and a 1.2-litre four-cylinder unit. The 1.0 feels peppy around town, and the livelier 1.2 is happy on any road, and doesn’t need to be worked quite so hard to make reasonable progress.
The i10 is also refined, and rides and handles well, and no city car has more space for rear passengers. The closest you’ll get is the VW Up, but the i10 has usefully more leg and head room.
Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions on the Hyundai i10, along with our recommendations for the best trim levels and engines.