Hyundai I30 Car Reviews

The Hyundai i30 is a medium-sized family car that is available as a 5-door hatchback or estate. The car is available with a range of engines, petrol and diesel, and three different transmissions – 4-speed automatic and 5- or 6-speed manual. Handling is very good, while decent road grip coupled with light steering makes for a smooth and comfortable ride. The i30 is easy to drive and refinement is impressive, with very little noise intrusion even at high speeds.

Price Range: £14,605 - £24,630
Insurance Groups: 7 - 13
MPG Range: 41 - 76
Score: 4.5/5
Spacious interior
Value for money
Very good standard equipment
Not as much boot space as rivals
Styling is a little bland
Some engines can get noisy

Latest Hyundai I30 Car Reviews:

Hyundai i30 1.4 Classic 5dr Pre-Model - February 2012
The Hyundai i30 hatchback is certainly aimed at those who are looking to buy a budget hatchback, but the interior is not as cheap and nasty as you might imagine, with some refined features included...
Hyundai i30 1.4 Comfort 5dr - March 2012
Hyundai have managed to produce a car that is very nearly as good as its European rivals. It doesn't excel in any area but is a good all-rounder and offers remarkable value.
Hyundai i30 1.6 Comfort Auto 5dr - March 2012
With the new i30, Hyundai are really on a roll. The i30 is very nearly as good as the European competition thanks to superb build quality and a good level of standard equipment. There really is ver...
Hyundai i30 Estate 1.6 Comfort 5dr - March 2012
Hyundai takes on the Golf and Focus with astonishing results. It's still not quite there but it's an excellent car nonetheless.
Hyundai i30 Estate 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr - March 2012
Cheap, economical, practical, good to drive, good looking and comfortable - it really is difficult to pick fault with the i30 Estate 1.6 CRDi Premium. It does everything that the Focus and Golf do ...

Hyundai I30 Overview

The i30 is a practical vehicle sporting a modern interior that’s both efficient and functional. Legroom is plentiful throughout the cabin, as is headroom, especially in the estate model. Boot space is also generous, particularly in the estate.


The standard level of equipment in the i30 is exceptional. Even entry level models all come complete with alloy wheels, MP3 connectivity, air conditioning and electric windows and mirrors.


The Hyundai i30 boasts a competitive purchase price and a five-year unlimited mileage warranty. It undercuts most mainstream rivals offering terrific value for money, but resale values are unlikely to be very high.

Background

The Hyundai i30 was first introduced in 2007.


The first generation model was available with petrol and diesel engines, with either an automatic or manual transmission. The car received high safety ratings in the Euro NCAP crash tests in its first year, which were improved upon in 2008.


The Hyundai i30 blue was unveiled in 2009, featuring fuel saving technology called Idle Stop and Go. The engine in the i30 blue turns itself off when stationary and quickly back on again to accelerate forward.


The second generation of the i30 was unveiled in 2011 at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, as a 2012 model year car.

Summary

The Hyundai i30 boasts a spacious interior complete with an exceptional level of standard equipment. The versatile model delivers a refined ride and makes a brilliant family car.

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