Which used Hyundai i10 hatchback should I buy?
There are five different trim levels to consider as well as engine options, but unless you’re really after the cheapest possible running costs, we’d be looking at the 1.2-litre-engined Hyundai i10, preferably in its post-2011 facelift guise.
It’s almost as frugal as the 1.0-litre, and as it’s significantly more powerful, it’s a better performer, too, especially on the motorway. Avoid the 1.1-litre model, however, as this engine is neither as smooth nor as flexible as the other options, and the 1.0-litre is more efficient too.
All i10s were well equipped but when it comes to used pricing there isn’t a huge differentiation between the standard Classic trim level and the plusher Comfort or Style models. All cars got air conditioning and with front and side airbags, but Comfort added alloy wheels, electric mirrors, front fog lights, height-adjustable driver’s seat, electric rear windows and remote central locking.
The range-topping Style added an electric sunroof and heated front seats to the Comfort’s already impressive spec. On facelifted cars the Comfort trim level changed its name to ‘Active’ but offered the same equipment.