Hyundai i30 review

Category: Family car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:diesel, petrol
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RRP £20,910What Car? Target Price from£19,755
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Introduction

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What do vanilla ice cream, chicken nuggets and the Hyundai i30 have in common? The answer is that all three are known for being safe and inoffensive choices. At least, that’s what we’ve come to expect since the first-generation i30 went on sale, but times are-a-changing. 

The third-generation version of this family hatchback has been updated to meet the ever-tougher challenges being set by rivals such as the Ford FocusSeat Leon, Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf. Changes include mild hybrid tech for its engines, to improve the economy and emissions, and an improved infotainment suite.

This isn't a one-size-fits-all car, either. While this review is looking solely at the five-door hatchback, you can also choose the Fastback or the Tourer estate bodystyles, plus there's the i30N hot hatch that's remarkably good fun to drive. That's also spawned an N Line trim for the regular i30, which adds a sporting feel without the hot hatchback running costs.

Every i30 comes with a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty and Hyundai’s are generally known for offering lots of goodies as standard. So, with all that in mind, is the Hyundai i30 the safe, sensible, and above all, wise choice for your next family car, or is the smart alternative to spend your money on one its many rivals? 

Read on to find out, as we look at how it drives, what it’s like inside and which versions make, the most sense. And if after that you decide you want to buy a Hyundai i30, make sure you check out our New Car Buying service to find out how much you could save without any awkward haggling.

At a glance

Number of trims3 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? diesel, petrol
MPG range across all versions44.8 - 61.4
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty5 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£1,158 / £1,602
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£2,316 / £3,204

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