‘High two’ to the Hyundai i10: double award wins for this ‘best small car’

They say that the best things come in small packages, and there would appear to be some truth in that, namely in the shape of the Hyundai i10! This ever-popular city car has scooped not one, but two ‘best small car’ awards in 2021, from car-buying comparison website carwow and What Car? respectively.

In a category where you have stacks of choice and standards are incredibly high, what is it about this sporty little number that makes it such a firm favourite? Let’s see what the lead reviewers have to say about it.

Starting off with carwow expert Matt Watson’s take on it, “the Hyundai i10 is a stylish city car with good interior space that’s easy to thread about town.

“Even the old i10 looked a bit edgier than other super-small hatchbacks, but this new version goes further with a set of pointed headlights and a pinched grille that look more like they belong on a dinky hot hatch than a cost-cutting city car.

“Go for one of the i10’s perkier engines and you’ll have a great all-round city car that’s practical enough to live with, comes with a decent amount of equipment and is even pretty good fun to drive.”

What Car? reviews remind us that, despite the current trend for SUVs, the traditional small car is always a brilliant all-rounder that offers excellent value for money, which explains why it decided that the Hyundai i10 was a worthy award-winner. The site’s expert team rave about its compact dimensions and great visibility, with a rear camera fitted as standard to their preferred SE Connect trim.

They go on to say that the i10 easily rises to the challenge when you have more than one passenger on board, with ample head- and leg-room in the rear – perhaps surprising given that this neat car takes up so little space on the road! Not only that, but the i10 also “doesn’t feel out of depth when you need to head out of town, thanks to a 1.2-litre petrol engine that has enough oomph for stress-free motorway journeys”.

We don’t know about you, but we can’t argue with the clever tech and delightfully light controls of this super city car, while the N Line goes one step further, offering sporty tweaks such as N-branded steering wheel and gear lever, chrome exhaust tips, red pinstripe highlights and rear privacy glass.

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