The modelRead full review
The Hyundai i30 is comfortable and worth looking at if you can secure a really good deal. Otherwise, it's a bit pricey for what you get: a car that feels average in quite a few areas, most notably space and safety. Newer models, like the Seat Leon, are much better to drive, too.
The trimSee full equipment
We'd stick with SE Connect trim and try to maximise your value for money. It has most of what you might reasonably need or desire, including 16in alloy wheels, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearlever, air-con, automatic lights and wipers, cruise control and power-folding door mirrors. You also get an 8.0in infotainment system, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto, a rear-view camera and front and rear parking sensors.
The engineSee full engine specs
It has 118bhp, which is enough performance for day-to-day driving but it's not going to set your world on fire. 0-62mph takes 11.2sec, which is slower than the equivalent Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost Hybrid 125, and the Seat Leon, Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf 1.0 TSI engines. Mild hybrid tech helps efficiency but it's not class leading.
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