Hyundai i30 Fastback review

Category: Family car

Section: Costs & verdict

Hyundai i30 Fastback
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback
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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.

Overview

Compared to the regular i30, the Fastback is fractionally sharper to drive, but a tad less practical. Perhaps its sharp looks will be enough to attract buyers, but we’d rather have a conventional hatchback such as a Volkswagen Golf or Skoda Octavia.

  • Simple but functional interior
  • Good levels of standard kit
  • Impressive warranty
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Engines not particularly powerful
  • Bland handling
New car deals
Save up to £1,500
Target Price from £20,085
Save up to £1,500
or from £225pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £16,750
Leasing deals
From £200pm