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Hyundai i10 hatchback (2014-2019) - MPG, running costs & CO2

The Hyundai i10's small and efficient engine line-up means it’s cheap to run, tax and insure

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Thanks to its compact size and small petrol engines, the Hyundai i10 is cheap to run and insure. Whichever model you go for, the car won’t cost more than £145 a year to tax. Hyundai offers one of the best warranties in the industry and servicing is very reasonable, too.

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Values on the used market for the i10 are also impressive, with the car outperforming the Volkswagen up! in this regard.

Hyundai i10 MPG & CO2

The i10 will appeal to people looking for a frugal city car thanks to its low running costs. The basic 66bhp 1.0-litre engine returns 50.4mpg and emits 117g/km of CO2 for a reasonable Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) band for company-car drivers. These figures are some way off the best rivals, however, with the Volkswagen up! able to return a higher MPG figure and offer a lower BiK rating.

Going for the 86bhp 1.2-litre petrol gets you some extra performance, but with this engine the i10 is thirstier still, returning 46.3mpg, while emitting 125g/km of CO2. Avoid the automatic gearbox if possible, because it both increases CO2 emissions and reduces fuel economy to 41.5mpg – a figure bettered by many SUVs and executive saloons.

Some buyers might be disappointed that Hyundai doesn’t offer a diesel version of the i10, but it’s worth remembering that this car is designed mainly for doing short journeys around town, which isn’t the best environment for diesel engines.

Insurance

The Hyundai i10 is an extremely cheap car to insure. Premium-spec cars have a group seven insurance rating, lower-spec versions with the 1.2-litre engine are in group six and i10s with the 1.0-litre engine are in group two or group three.

Servicing

The Hyundai i10 is available with fixed-price servicing, with prices for a three-year/30,000-mile cover plan starting at £350.

Warranty

The i10 comes with an excellent warranty that covers the car for an unlimited number of miles over five years.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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