What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For The i30 is well equipped, reliable and spacious

Against Dull styling combined with average ride and handling

Verdict The Hyundai is a dependable hatchback, but it won't set pulses racing

Go for… 1.4 Comfort

Avoid… 2.0 Premium

Hyundai i30 Hatchback
  • 1. There's decent space for five, with a surprisingly large amount of rear legroom. The boot isn't as generous, but it's a good shape and easy to load.
  • 2. One of the Hyundai's limitations is its bland styling, both inside and out. However, the cabin does feel durable and solid, with a logical layout.
  • 3. Of the two petrol engines available, we would recommend the 108bhp 1.4-litre, while the strong and efficient 113bhp 1.6-litre is the most popular diesel option.
  • 4. The 1.4 and 1.6 petrols average 46.3mpg and 45.5mpg respectively. The diesels can achieve 60.1mpg and 51.4mpg.
  • 5. Tyre pressure sensors can malfunction, believing there's too much air in the tyre and urging owners to deflate it.
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