New Toyota Aygo X vs Hyundai i10: verdict

The new Toyota Aygo X blurs the lines between city car and small SUV. Let’s find out if that’s the way ahead or a bridge too far...

New Toyota Aygo X vs Hyundai i10 front twin

Our verdict

The Aygo X puts up a good fight, with its lower running costs and longer list of safety tech giving it plenty of appeal, particularly if you’re in the fortunate position of being able to consider one as your first car. It also handles more tidily than its rival and is cheaper if you buy on PCP finance, as most people will.

We reckon it’s worth spending the extra to get the i10, though. For starters, it feels like the classier product. But more significantly, its roomier interior, cushier ride, superior refinement and stronger performance combine to make it much easier to live with. It may not look as distinctive as the SUV-inspired Aygo X, but the i10 remains our pick at the tiny end of the small car class.

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1st – Hyundai i10

Hyundai i10 rear panning

For More comfortable ride; much stronger performance; classier interior; greater practicality; cheaper to buy outright
Against Costlier to run; unimpressive three-star Euro NCAP safety score
Recommended options None

What Car? rating 4 stars out of 5

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2nd – Toyota Aygo X

New Toyota Aygo X rear panning

For Tempting PCP deals; more fuel-efficient; impressive safety tech; sharper handling
Against Gutless engine; cramped in back seats, with only two seatbelts; awkward boot opening; fiddlier infotainment
Recommended options None

What Car? rating 3 stars out of 5

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Specifications: Toyota Aygo X 1.0 Edge

New Toyota Aygo X badge

Engine 3cyl, 998cc, turbo, petrol
Peak power 71bhp at 6000rpm
Peak torque 69Ib ft at 4400rpm
Gearbox 5-spd manual
0-60mph 14.3sec
30-70mph 15.1sec
Top speed 98mph
30-0mph 8.8m
70-0mph 48.4m
Noise at 30mph 62.5db
Noise at 70mph 70.3db
Kerb weight 945kg
Tyre size (std) 175/60 R18 
Fuel tank 35 litres
CO2 emissions 110g/km

Specifications: Hyundai i10 1.2 Premium

Hyundai i10 badge

Engine 4cyl, 1197cc, turbo, petrol
Peak power 83bhp at 6000rpm
Peak torque 87Ib ft at 4200rpm
Gearbox 5-spd manual
0-60mph 12.7sec
30-70mph 13.1sec
Top speed 106mph
30-0mph 8.5m
70-0mph 46.6m
Noise at 30mph 63.3db
Noise at 70mph 69.9db
Kerb weight 932kg
Tyre size (std) 195/45 R16 
Fuel tank 36 litres
CO2 emissions 124g/km

Test weather conditions Dry

Cars pictured

Hyundai i10 1.2 Premium with Sleek Silver metallic paint (£550)

Toyota Aygo X 1.0 Edge with Chilli Red Bi-tone pearlescent paint (£320)

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