Used Hyundai i30N 2018 - present review


Hyundai i30N
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Hyundai i30N hatchback?

The Honda Civic Type R is a favourite of ours and we gave it our 2018 hot hatch of the year award. It is ballistically fast thanks to its 316bhp 2.0-litre engine, has razor-sharp handling and yet still provides a decent ride for a performance car.

If you want a solid all-rounder, then the Volkswagen Golf GTI is the perfect car for the job. It’s just as happy easing through town traffic as it is attacking a twisty back road when the moment strikes you.

The Skoda Octavia vRS is also worthy of consideration if you want practicality and value in your hot hatch. Not only does its boot absolutely dwarf that of the i30N, but it also offers lots of rear seat space and plenty of performance for not much money.

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Hyundai i30N
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Although there are faster and slightly more talented rivals available, the fine handling and excellent ride of the i30N make it a great everyday hot hatch.

  • Sweet and precise handling
  • Responsive engine
  • Comfortable ride for a hot hatch
  • Well equipped
  • Interior is bland
  • Performance version doesn’t have the pace of rivals
  • Boot is smaller than a Golf GTI or Civic Type R