Hyundai i30 Fastback review

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Section: Costs & verdict

Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 interior infotainment
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 front cornering
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  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 interior dashboard
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 interior rear seats
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 interior infotainment
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 front cornering
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 rear tracking
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 front tracking
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 headlight detail
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 rear lights detail
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 rear detail
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 interior front seats
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 interior detail
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 interior detail
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 boot open
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 front cornering
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 rear cornering
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 interior dashboard
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 interior rear seats
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 interior infotainment
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 front cornering
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 rear tracking
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 front tracking
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 headlight detail
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 rear lights detail
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 rear detail
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 interior front seats
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 interior detail
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 interior detail
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback 2022 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Hyundai i30 Fastback is quite a lot cheaper than premium five-door coupés such as the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé and the Mercedes CLA. The news isn’t quite so good when you look at depreciation though – both those rivals will retain considerably more of their value over three years.

Despite the i30 Fastback's mild-hybrid engine technology (which can improve efficiency and performance), the official figures suggest that it’ll manage 44.8mpg, which is disappointing when you consider that the 2 Series Gran Coupé should return almost 50mpg. The Fastback’s CO2 emissions are higher too, although it won’t break the bank if you’re a company car driver aiming to keep your benefit-in-kind payments low.  

Overview

The Hyundai i30 Fastback is sharper to driver than the regular i30 in lesser trims, and is almost as practical. Perhaps its sharp looks will be enough to attract buyers, but we’d rather have a Volkswagen Golf or Skoda Octavia.

  • Simple but functional interior
  • Good levels of standard kit
  • Impressive warranty
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Not as efficient as rivals
  • Less rear space than hatchback
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