Used Hyundai i30 Hatchback 2012-2017 review


(2012 - 2017)
Used Hyundai i30 Hatchback 12-17
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Hyundai i30 hatchback?

If the huge warranty is the Hyundai i30’s main attraction for you, there are two other cars that might catch your eye.

First up is the Kia Cee’d, which is based around the same underpinnings as the i30 and has a seven-year warranty, albeit limited to 100,000 miles in the latter four years. There’s also the Toyota Auris, which is rather average to drive, but comes with a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty.

However, if the idea of having a big chunk of manufacturer’s warranty left over doesn’t matter as much to you, there are other options out there. The Volkswagen Golf is one of our current favourites, for example – although it’s pricier than the i30, you get a higher-quality interior and a more enjoyable drive.

If you really want something sharp and involving to drive, you should try the Ford Focus or Seat Leon; however, if space is a top priority, the Skoda Octavia betters the i30 and all of its rivals.

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Used Hyundai i30 Hatchback 12-17
Used Hyundai i30 Hatchback 12-17
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When practicality, ease of ownership and cheap running costs matter, the Hyundai i30 makes a great used buy

  • Spacious, well-built cabin
  • Plenty of standard equipment
  • Balance of five-year warranty
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Inefficient petrol engines
  • Too much road noise