Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
  • Amazingly spacious for such a small car
  • Space for four adults and some of their luggage
  • Could easily be a small family’s only car

The i10’s always been a very practical little car, but things have somehow improved for this new model. As with its predecessors, there’s technically room for five in here – at least, there are five seatbelts – but it’s better suited to being a four-seater with the occasional capacity for an extra body.

As a four-seater, it works fantastically. Whether you’re sat up front or in the back, there’s tons of leg- and headroom. Four six-foot adults can comfortably sit for a decent period of time, without having to bend their necks under a low roofline or manoeuvre their knees around unforgiving seatbacks. There’s even room underneath the front seats to slide your feet.

Even more surprisingly, the rear windows roll down all the way – a stark contrast to most rivals, which either utilise pokey pop-out rear windows or else wind halfway down and stop. It’s a thoroughly pleasant place to be, considering it’s the rear seat of a city car.

The driving position has plenty of adjustment, though we felt the steering wheel didn’t quite telescope out far enough to suit us. The fixed-height front passenger seat feels a little high-set, but again, there’s loads of leg and headroom.

Interior storage is impressive too, with a large glovebox and a usefully-lipped shelf above it. There’s a pair of cupholders in the centre console and a further platform in front of the gearlever – on top-end models equipped with the Tech pack, this holds a wireless smartphone charger.

Boot

There’s 252 litres of boot space, which compares very favourably with the 251 litres you get in a Volkswagen Up. Sure, you won’t be moving house in a car like this, but it will easily accommodate five or six big shopping bags or a couple of big suitcases.

Fold down the rear seats and there’s even more room, with the i10’s high roofline meaning you can pack an awful lot in if you try. They split 60:40, so you can choose whether you want to give one passenger plenty of room or utilise more of the car’s length for luggage.

Safety

  • No Euro NCAP stars yet
  • Old model scored four-star rating
  • Tons of safety kit for a little car

The new i10 hasn’t yet been tested by Euro NCAP for crash safety, but there’s no reason to suspect it won’t perform well. It’s a new design, which will have been constructed with the latest standards in mind.

The previous i10 scored four stars when it was tested back in 2013.

As befits a 2020 model the new i10 comes with lots of standard safety equipment, chief among which are lane-departure warning and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection – two items set to become mandatory equipment. As such, it’s good to see Hyundai including these ahead of time, in contrast to the Volkswagen Up, which now has lane-departure warning but not AEB.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Hyundai i10 Hatchback.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels

Premium equipment

Premium standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
Premium optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Steel wheels
SE optional equipment
None available

SE Connect equipment

SE Connect standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Parking sensors
SE Connect optional equipment
None available