Hyundai i10 hatchback (2010-2013) review: owner reviews

"The Hyundai i10 ticks all the boxes, is cheap to run, fun to drive and very practical - there aren't many better city cars around."

hyundai i10
Carbuyer Rating

4.2 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.3 out of 5

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Common Problems

  • Gearbox / clutch (4 cases)
  • Other (5 cases)
  • Electrics (2 cases)
  • Brakes (2 cases)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch (1 case)
  • Suspension (1 case)
  • Engine (1 case)

Review 1 of 43

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
I love it! Easy to drive and park, nippy, with room for the weekly shop and the family.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Classic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Classic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Best value small car that has 5 doors and air-con as standard yet with a responsive engine - some details could be better without any extra cost to the manufacturer.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Practical, funcational and economical
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Classic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
I think itsa grate car, i dont care what people think of it its a grate little car, sometihngs are a little annoying like after 4 times of sitting on the drivers seat base, it wrinkled, plus the radio facia is creaking and the streering wheel creaks when i turn it. Apart from those minnor niggles its a good little car!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Above problem was a very minor oil leak. After 31,000 in nine months, i am very pleased with car. It might be a cheap small car but it's a very good cheap small car!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
It does exactly what it says on the tin, but it's built neither for comfort nor for speed. Dreadfully boring, uncomfortable over bumpy roads, but cheap to run and on the whole reliable.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great little car thats fun to drive and very practical
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
It does exactly what it says on the box
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

style, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent vehicle bought for a budget price - well equipped.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Comfort, , Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
27,000 miles in nine months and apart from a tiny oil leak, which was fixed, no problems. A great little car.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.2 Classic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
I bought this as my first car and it's a brilliant little car to own and drive. Extremely smooth gear changes, very quiet running, amazing on petrol with both long and short drives, and surprisingly spacious inside. Not the best on hills, but certainly not the worst! A normal basic interior with a built in radio and CD player, but there is always the option to upgrade. Overall an amazing little car to drive!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.2 auomatic

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
Bought an ex-demo model 2000 miles on clock. I am 79 years old and have driven various cars from Bentley, Jag, BMW etc. This Hyundai is a nice little car but drinks petrol. Mostly urban driving 30mpg max. Very poor consumption! Is there something wrong?
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

style, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
The i10 is and ideal car for a singla person run around or a mother with only one child, car seat , buggy etc . At a push you can have two seats a buggy and two adults but only about 4 bags of shopping. If i was to buy again i would get and i30 as the slightly larger engine and space would be more suited to my circumstances now. I enjoy driving it and get about 300 mile to a full 30 litres tank. The only problem i have experienced is obtaining tyres to fit the 'style' factory alloys ! I was totally unaware until i got a puncture that they are an unusual size.(175/15r50/75h) (yes it is the correct sizing my boyfriend double checked as he thought i was going mad lol!) Tyres are only avalible through hyundai or internet order so far i have been on my space saver tyre for a week and still not sure when i will recieve my new tyre! This has some what tainted my view of hyundai customer services but not the vehicle it's self. In a time when people are reluctant to spend money i thought they would take more care of their current customers.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent value, very econmical. fun to drive city car. Great handling. No image but not bothered.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
An inexpensive car with an inexpensive interior. But what a fun drive, i'm loving ours!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
A lovely little car at a very fair price compared to others of a simmilar size.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
For the price paid, i am very impressed with the full specification and the trouble-free running. It's a lovely little car and very easy to drive. I sometimes think that the bodywork is somewhat lightweight but only time will tell how durable it is
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Comfort upgraded toStyle +full leather, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Short,high. Roomy v. Easy exit. Terrific value, enabling a v. Full spec of extras.(eg leather) quality up with best nippy and fair performance on non m roads - over 40mpg, with low tax/insurance. Not a long distant cruiser, but the best combination for me as a oap, all at 10g !!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent car. We moved to this from a Subaru Forester and strangely it doesn't feel any smaller inside though it looks tiny outside. Visibility and reliability is great. Not sure why the review thought it was tiring on motorways, we've done some very long trips and it's fine. Boot looks tiny but there is a lot of vertical space in it which means that with some careful packing you can get a surprising amount in. Very nippy at low speeds but cruises all day on the motorway and it has decent acceleration from about 40-70mph making it un-stressful when joining fast roads such as motorways. Add all this to a decent basic spec and low price and this is a really great car. Only downside is we have found it hard to get much beyond 50mpg with 2 adults & 2 kids.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Acive

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
This car was bought brand new and is just under 4 months old and has travelled 2,300 miles. I monitor the fuel consumption every time that I fill the car up. It currently is averaging 38-39 miles to the gallon, a long way below the average of 61mpg listed in the literature. The best that I ever achieved was 51mpg and the worst 36 mpg. We only use the car for relatively short journeys of up to 10 miles, but nonetheless are very disappointed with the fuel consumption. This is not what we expected. Problems:- Within a week the driver seatbelt failed and would not release from the locking mechanism. In a car accident this would have been very serious. My options were to cut through the belt, (no scissors or knife) or to be a contortionist to try to wriggle out of the belt. It took me a full 5 minutes to get my knees then legs under and through the seatbelt, which being in the locked position, was then unusable and illegal. The garage replaced the locking mechanism/ arm of the seatbelt within 2 days, but had to order the parts. Overall:- We still love the car and accept the known firm ride which was noted on the test drive. Other than the very disappointing fuel consumption, the car whilst still relatively new is still much loved.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

don't know, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
The radio and cd player is very good
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, , Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

classic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good little car, but disappointed to need new central locking module and new clutch in less than 1500 miles.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, ,

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very pleased with the car - it lives up to my expectations from reading about it. Like the 5 year warrenty
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very impressed. Amazing space, performance, standard of equipment and sheer quality for price.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Its a cracking little car for the price, vastley underated in my opinion. Its very well equiped with, abs, front and side air bags,electric windows back and front, electricaly adjusable mirrors, electric power steering, cd sterio etc plus five year warranty. It just shows that most other manufacturers overprice their cars.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Best-built & most reliable car i have ever had - at any price.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.2 automatic

Year

2012

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
Had a Ford Fusion 1.6 before buying this new Hyundia this used to cost me £20 per week in petrol The Hyundia 1.2 Auto costs £30 to do exactly the same journeys weekly.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
A great little run about,great on economy, easy to maintain, easy to park and just about right for the wife and myself in our retirement years.Seating Could have been a bit softer.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Reliable but thirstier than expected.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
For my budget (£7500) the hyundai offered the best overall package with five doors and a five year warranty, whilst it will never be a classic in years to come it does offer reliable and cheap transport and is well built oh and it has aircon and an auxillary input on the stereo!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.25 petrol

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good for getting in and out of due to height and wide opening doors. Fuel consumption not particularly good. New car was delivered with problem of engine revs racing between gears, so I do rather wonder how good the pre-delivery inspection was by the garage. Problem was promptly fixed after returning it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

STYLE, Less than 1.0-litre , Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good car good value .
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
It does what it says on the tin, but it's horrible to drive on rough roads (we've just moved to the country), sluggish and makes me feel vulnerable.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

classic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Not just a city car, more than that. A rural runabout, better performance, grip and handling than a city car. More at home on a dual carriage way, and more fun on the b roads.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Classic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good value but juddery clutch reduces enjoyment .
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Classic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
It does exactly what it says on the tin.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Never fails to amaze me that such a low priced car can deliver so much value, perfofmance,kit ecomomy. This is the second identical vehicle we have purchased in the past year.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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