Hyundai i10 review

Category: Small car

Section: Costs & verdict

Hyundai i10 2022 infotainment
  • Hyundai i10 2022 front tracking
  • Hyundai i10 2022 rear cornering
  • Hyundai i10 2022 dashboard
  • Hyundai i10 2022 rear seats
  • Hyundai i10 2022 boot open
  • Hyundai i10 2022 infotainment
  • Hyundai i10 2022 front left cornering
  • Hyundai i10 2022 front head on
  • Hyundai i10 2022 front right cornering
  • Hyundai i10 2022 front detail
  • Hyundai i10 2022 front tracking
  • Hyundai i10 2022 rear cornering
  • Hyundai i10 2022 dashboard
  • Hyundai i10 2022 rear seats
  • Hyundai i10 2022 boot open
  • Hyundai i10 2022 infotainment
  • Hyundai i10 2022 front left cornering
  • Hyundai i10 2022 front head on
  • Hyundai i10 2022 front right cornering
  • Hyundai i10 2022 front detail
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

At first glance, the Hyundai i10 appears pricey compared with its rivals. Certainly, the up-front cost for a cash buyer is more than it is for a Dacia Sandero, Kia Picanto, Toyota Aygo or Volkswagen Up but you get a lot of equipment for your money. The i10 is also predicted to retain more of its list price over three years than its rivals, including the Picanto, which helps even things out.

It’s also worth pointing out that strong resale values keep finance payments low and, sure enough, monthly PCP costs are very competitive (that applies to leasing too). One word of warning, though: the i10 tends to be pricier to insure than the majority of its rivals.

High-spec Premium trim is quite pricey to buy outright (although the difference it makes to a monthly PCP deal isn't vast) but adds 16in alloy wheels, privacy glass, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. N Line is more expensive still – your extra money is mainly paying for the more powerful engine, suspension tweaks and some sporty styling touches. On Premium and N Line, you can add a two-tone roof, plus the Tech Pack.

Hyundai i10 2022 infotainment

Reliability

Hyundai as a brand ranked a very impressive joint 3rd out of 30 manufacturers in our 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, beaten only by Lexus and Dacia.

Overview

If you're looking for a small package that offers cultured motoring on a sensible budget, then you must check out the Hyundai i10. It's relatively spacious, comes with a smart-looking interior, a great infotainment system and it rides and drives more impressively than plenty of bigger, pricier cars. The list price might look a bit steep, but if you check out the monthly PCP deals you'll find it's more affordable than it initially looks.

  • Comfortable and quiet to drive
  • Five seats and decent rear space
  • Loads of safety kit as standard
  • Pricey to buy outright
  • Non-turbocharged engines are a bit lacklustre
  • Pricey to insure
New car deals
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