Used Hyundai i30 Hatchback 2007 - 2012 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

2007 - 2012 review
Hyundai i30 Hatchback (07 - 12)
  • Hyundai i30 Hatchback (07 - 12)
  • Hyundai i30 Hatchback (07 - 12)
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Our recommendations

Which used Hyundai i30 hatchback should I buy?

Of the two petrol engines available, we would recommend the 108bhp 1.4-litre. There are more of them available on the used market, and the 120bhp 1.6-litre unit doesn't feel much faster.

Diesel i30s are rare on the used market, but the strong and efficient 113bhp 1.6-litre is the most popular. The 138bhp 2.0-litre diesel feels smooth and powerful, but isn't much faster.

The entry-level Comfort model has an impressive equipment list, with air-con, stability control, alloy wheels and electric windows all round - so there's no good reason to look elsewhere. The Style model adds auto lights, part-leather seat trim and upgraded alloys. The Premium trim isn't as well appointed as the name suggests, however it does have climate control, parking sensors and automatic wipers.

An automatic gearbox is available on 1.6 and 2.0-litre diesel engines.