Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2

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

Petrol engines 7.5 - 8.6 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

How much does it cost to run?

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.

All models come with stop-start, but the cheapest model to run will be the entry-level 1.0-litre.

MPG and CO2

  • 1.0-litre 67hp manual: 56.4mpg, 114-120g/km CO2
  • 1.0-litre 67hp automatic: 54.3mpg, 126g/km CO2
  • 1.2-litre 84hp manual: 55.3mpg, 124g/km CO2
  • 1.2-litre 84hp automatic: 52.3mpg, 130g/km CO2
  • 1.0-litre T-GDI 100hp manual: 52.3mpg, 123g/km CO2.

Our time in a variety of models saw us averaging mpg in the low-to-mid 40s. This was mainly based in a low-speed town environment and didn’t change much from the 1.0-litres to the 1.2-litre. We'd expect this to rise to the high-40s on a motorway run with little effort.

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.

How reliable is it?

  • 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.

This i10 is relatively new, so it's hard to make a call on its overall reliability. However, the previous i10 wasn’t subject to any safety recalls.

You can also read owner's reviews on the Hyundai i10 to see how they have found the experience.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £155
Insurance group 3 - 10
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