Hyundai i30 review

Category: Family car

Section: Costs & verdict

Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 infotainment
  • Hyundai i30 2020 front
  • Hyundai i30 2020 rear
  • Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 dashboard
  • Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 rear seats
  • Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 infotainment
  • Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 wide cornering
  • Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 front right static
  • Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 rear right static
  • Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 front seats
  • Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 instruments
  • Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 boot open
  • Hyundai i30 2020 front
  • Hyundai i30 2020 rear
  • Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 dashboard
  • Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 rear seats
  • Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 infotainment
  • Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 wide cornering
  • Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 front right static
  • Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 rear right static
  • Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 front seats
  • Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 instruments
  • Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The i30 is priced roughly on a par with the Seat Leon and Skoda Octavia, and is quite a bit cheaper than the Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Golf (you can check out what discounts are available by heading over to our New Car Buying service).

Resale values of the i30 are nothing to write home about, though, with the Corolla and Golf both holding onto a far bigger chunk of their list price after three years, and the i30's PCP finance payments aren't that enticing, either.

Hyundai i30 hatchback 2020 infotainment

Reliability

Hyundai's five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty is one of the i30’s main selling points. Plus, roadside assistance is included.

Judging by Hyundai’s reliability record, though, you probably won't have to make use of this. It was the 6th most reliable brand (out of 31) in the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey, below Skoda and Toyota, but above all its other rivals. The i30 itself does suffer more faults per car than the Focus or Corolla, though.  

Safety and security

Overview

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.

  • Comfortable ride
  • Good infotainment system on upper trims
  • Reasonably well equipped
  • Mediocre performance of entry-level engine
  • CO2 emissions and fuel consumption aren't great
  • Uninspiring handling
New car deals
Save up to £1,500
Target Price from £19,802
Save up to £1,500
or from £218pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £17,990
Leasing deals
From £200pm