The Hyundai i10 has just about enough space for four tall adults and a big boot for such a small car. The Hyundai could do with a bigger glove box but interior storage is still pretty good
The i10’s seats are fairly comfortable but they don’t come with height adjustment in entry-level S cars. Neither lumbar support nor passenger seat height adjustment are available on any Hyundai i10 models but top-spec Premium SE versions do come with two heated front seats as standard.
The Hyundai i10 is a five-door model only – unlike some small city cars – so you don’t have to climb out of the front seats to let your passengers get in. The doors open nice and wide and the reasonably high roofline means taller passengers won’t have to stoop too much to climb aboard.
There’s more space in the i10’s rear seats than in almost any other city car. Head and legroom are impressive for a car this size and there’s enough space to easily reach in and fit a child seat – if you can find the well-hidden Isofix anchor points, that is.
It might be small, but there’s just enough room to carry three in the back – for short journeys at least. The central seat is raised slightly, however, and a lump in the floor cuts into the available foot space. Being able to carry five at all is a large feather in the Hyundai i10’s cap – the likes of the VW Up, Skoda Citigo and SEAT Mii are strict four-seaters.
You’ll be able to tuck a one-litre bottle of water into both the Hyundai i10‘s front and rear door bins and there’s space in the central cupholders for two slightly smaller bottles. The glovebox isn’t particularly spacious but there’s a large tray nestled under the dashboard that’s big enough to hold three or four phones and comes with a handy USB port and a 12V socket.
It doesn’t look all that spacious on the outside but the i10’s cabin is something of a Tardis – no other city car has this much space for passengers and luggage combined
The Hyundai i10 has one of the biggest boots of any city car. With all five seats and the rear parcel shelf in place you can squeeze 252 litres of luggage on board – that’s ever-so-slightly more than the 251-litre VW Up but just slightly less than the 255-litre Kia Picanto.
When you fold the rear seats down you’ll be able to fit significantly more in the Kia’s 1,046-litre boot than in the 959-litre VW Up. They come with a handy 60:40 split as standard but to get them to lie flat you’ll have to lift the seat bases up and out of the way first. Unfortunately, there’s a step in the floor and a large lip in the boot opening that makes it tricky to slide in heavy or bulky items.
Hyundai doesn’t offer an adjustable boot floor, nor are there any shopping hooks or tether points in the boot to stop smaller items rolling around.