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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 41 - 44 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

The Amica uses little fuel, and the low insurance groupings make it an attractive option. It is competitively priced with good equipment for such a small, cheap car – even the entry level Si has comforts such as electric windows – while the GSi and revamped Si models have big car features such as power steering.

Hyundai has a good reputation for mechanical reliability and the Amica’s overall build quality looks reasonable. Although the engine shouldn’t cause you too much trouble, the poor quality plastics and trim do not bode well for total durability, while the Amica’s interior is too brittle for the bumps and scuffs of day-to-day family life.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £180 - £220
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Insurance group 6 - 8
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