What should I look for in a used Hyundai i10 hatchback?
The i10’s use will be mostly urban, so check for dings in the bodywork caused by minor bumps in tight car parks. It’s also worth looking at the alloy wheels, on the versions that have them, to check they haven’t been scraped against a kerb too vigorously. Check the smooth operation of the rear hatchback and that the rear seats drop easily.
Make sure that the air conditioning works, because if it doesn't and requires a re-gas, it could be more expensive to fix than you might expect. This is because Hyundai uses a more environmentally friendly refrigerant gas in its cars, which is pricier and isn't widely available.
If you're looking for information on the older model, click here for our used review of the 2008 - 2013 Hyundai i10.
What are the most common problems with a used Hyundai i10 hatchback?
Reported problems are rare, although there have been issues with the rear brake pads sticking to the discs. In the most recent reliability survey it appeared in, it was noted that the i10 scored above average for brake disc wear but below average for brake pad wear. One or two owners have also reported that clutches can slip, so check that thoroughly on any test drive, especially if buying privately.
Is a used Hyundai i10 hatchback reliable?
According to our most recent What Car? Reliability Survey, the second-gen i10 is very reliable. It came in fourth place out of 19 entries in the small car class with an excellent overall score of 98.6%. It was only beaten by the Suzuki Swift and two generations of the Toyota Yaris, but finished ahead of all its other main rivals including the Honda Jazz, the Kia Picanto and the Mini hatchback.
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Hyundai as a brand always features near the top of any manufacturer reliability table; it finished seventh out of 32 car makers in our most recent survey with a good overall score of 94.3%. That was below Honda, Mini and Toyota but above Audi, BMW and Mercedes.
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If you would like to see the full reliability list, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information.