Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2

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

Petrol engines 10.6 - 12.1 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 49.6 - 56.5 mpg
  • No i10 is particularly thirsty
  • Most efficient choice is 1.0-litre petrol
  • Optional Eco pack brings higher gearing and lighter weight

As with any car this small and light, you’d expect fuel economy to be high and running costs to be low. That’s certainly the case with the i10, which returns good numbers across the board.

The cheapest model to run will be the 1.0-litre petrol, when it’s equipped as the ‘Eco’ model. This alters the gearing for greater efficiency and also turns the i10 into a four-seater. As a result, it returns up to 58.8mpg on the WLTP cycle and emits 110g/km of CO2.

That’s more efficient than the cleanest Toyota Aygo, which manages 57.3mpg, and it knocks the 52.3mpg of the best Fiat 500 into a cocked hat.

Hyundai’s predicted best-seller is the standard 1.0-litre manual, which returns up to 56.4mpg and 114g/km. Opting for the automatic will see mpg drop to 54.3mpg and CO2 rise to 119g/km.

Meanwhile, the more powerful 1.2-litre engine returns 55.3mpg and 52.3mpg for manual and automatic variants respectively. CO2 emissions range from 117-122g/km.

Our time in a variety of models saw us averaging mpg in the mid-40s. This didn’t change much from the 1.0-litre to the 1.2-litre, suggesting that the extra power of the latter means it doesn’t have to work so hard to move the i10 around. With a teensy 36-litre fuel tank, that suggests a full range on a tank of petrol to be around 350 miles.

Other i10 running costs should prove to be affordable. Insurance groups will be low and therefore premiums cheap, while servicing and maintenance costs will be very reasonable, too.

Reliability

  • No recalls or reliability woes to speak of
  • Hyundai dealers have excellent reputation
  • Five-year, unlimited mileage warranty

Hyundai’s reputation for reliability is enviable and it’s backed up by one of the best warranties in the business – five years and unlimited mileage. This means that even if your i10 does suffer a problem, chances are, it will be covered.

The previous i10 wasn’t subject to any safety recalls, either.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £150
Insurance group 3 - 9
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