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Hyundai i10 auto - best small automatic cars

The Hyundai i10 is a grown-up city car that has space and kit to put it at the top of your shopping list

Kia Picanto vs Volkswagen up! vs Hyundai i10

The city car class doesn't have many options if you want a good small auto. The class front runners, the Skoda Citigo/VW up/SEAT Mii are better as manuals, and it's the same story for the Peugeot 108/Citroen C1/Toyota Aygo trio. So we'd choose the Hyundai i10 as our best auto in the city car class.

The four-speed automatic commands a premium of around £650 over the manual, and it's offered with the larger 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine, so at least there's some power there to compensate. Unlike some models that only offer the auto in high-spec trims, the i10's auto is available in SE, Premium and Premium SE trims.

Claimed economy figures do take a bit of a beating, though. Official fuel consumption is 47.9mpg, which is over 10mpg poorer than the manual. Still, the i10 is one of the roomiest city cars on sale, and its small dimensions belie the fact it's a car that will happily cruise at motorway speeds without feeling out of its depth.

Best small automatics

  1. 1. Skoda Fabia DSG
  2. 2. Volkswagen Polo DSG
  3. 3. Hyundai i10 auto
  4. 4. MINI Cooper auto
  5. 5. Ford Fiesta Powershift
  6. 6. Citroen C3 EAT6
  7. 7. Renault Clio EDC
  8. 8. Mazda 2 auto
  9. 9. Kia Rio auto
  10. 10. Audi A1 S tronic


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Hyundai i10

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