Used Hyundai i30N 2018 - present review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Alternatives

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Used Hyundai i30N 2018 - present review
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Alternatives

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

The Honda Civic Type R is a favourite of ours. 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.

Overview

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