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Car of the Year Awards 2022: Best small car for the city

Despite the fashion for SUVs, the traditional small car remains the most popular type on the road, with the best brilliant all-rounders that offer excellent value for money...

Best small car for the city

Hyundai i10 1.2 MPI 84 SE Connect

Car of the Year 2022 - MotorEasy

Living in the urban sprawl demands specific attributes from a car: light steering to take the effort out of manoeuvring in tight spaces, for example, as well as a peppy engine and a ride comfortable enough to soak up potholes easily. And the Hyundai i10 excels in all these areas.

The 83bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine we recommend offers good low-down pulling power to help you get away from the lights promptly, even if it’s not as punchy as the Dacia Sandero's equivalent engine. The i10 glides over crevasses in city streets, and you can have some fun when you reach open roads; the steering weights up nicely at speed and there’s plenty of grip.

Hyundai i10 dashboard - 69-plate car

Our preferred SE Connect trim comes with lots of kit, including an 8.0in touchscreen and rear-view camera, and while the i10 is slightly pricier to buy than rivals such as the Kia Picanto, our Target Price discount will lessen the blow.

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