Hyundai i30 2.0T GDi N Performance 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Hyundai i30 2020 front
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RRP £33,745What Car? Target Price£32,134
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.

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Every i30N comes very well equipped with 19in alloy wheels, LED headlights, automatic lights and wipers, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera, electric front seats with driver’s seat height adjustment and memory recall. You also get plenty of standard driver aids. These include automatic emergency braking, a driver fatigue monitor, automatic speed limit recognition and lane departure warning.

The Hyundai i30N is a well-equipped, great-value hot hatch that will really put a smile on your face. There are quicker alternatives, the best being the Toyota GR Yaris, but the i30N still makes loads of sense, particularly if you need five-door practicality. The Fastback version, meanwhile, offers a bit of extra load space and sleeker looks for a little extra cash.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

35.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

381

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

182

g/km

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