Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Like the rest of the Hyundai i30 range, the Fastback benefits from a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty that few rivals can match. The ownership package includes five years of free annual ‘check-ups’ and five years of breakdown cover.
Unfortunately, despite the i30 Fastback’s engines being comparatively small, they’re not as fuel-efficient as the class best. Fuel economy and CO2 emissions for both the 1.0 turbo petrol and 1.4 turbo petrol units fall short of the figures from rivals’ equivalent units.
Safety-wise, every i30 Fastback comes with hill-start assistance, automatic emergency braking (AEB) and lane-departure assistance. Step up to Premium trim and technology such as blindsport monitoring and cross-traffic alert systems are included, too.
The i30 Fastback has yet to be tested for safety by Euro NCAP, but the i30 hatch achieved a five star rating, which puts it on a par with the class-leading Golf. The i30 Fastback comes with a standard alarm and immobiliser, although Thatcham Research has yet to publish its test results.
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