The interior layout, fit and finish
It’s safe to say that Hyundai has never been known for class-leading interiors, but the i30 Tourer strikes a good balance between functionality and flair. Touch points such as the steering wheel and door trims are lined with plenty of soft and squidgy materials, while big, easy-to-press buttons adorn the dashboard. In terms of fit and finish, the i30 is more than a match for most cars in this class, even if a Golf ultimately looks and feels a little classier still.
Our high-grade test car was fitted with electric seats and an electric steering wheel, both of which were wide ranging in terms of adjustment for a well-tailored driving position.