Hyundai I30

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How much does the Hyundai I30 cost to run?

The 1.6L diesel is the most economical Hyundai I30 to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Hyundai I30 1.6L diesel is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A.

It does just over 78 MPG on average, which means it will cost £8.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Peugeot 308 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Ford Focus 1.6L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 11, which is lower than the Citroen C4 1.6L diesel, but higher than the Ford Focus 1.6L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Honda Civic has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.0L petrol1.4L diesel1.4L petrol1.6L diesel1.6L petrol
mpg54.3 - 57.668.946.3 - 52.347.1 - 78.438.7 - 47.9
emissions112 - 120109124 - 14594 - 155139 - 169
tax£30.00£20.00£125.00 - £160.00£0.00 - £200.00£145.00 - £235.00
insuranceGroup 8 - 10Group 7Group 7 - 15Group 10 - 17Group 9 - 21

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Hyundai I30: How big is the boot?

The Hyundai I30 estate has a bigger boot than the hatchback (it can hold 513 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This allows the estate to take one pushchair and 3 large bags or 4 large bags. While the hatchback takes just 3 large bags.

Worth knowing, the Peugeot 308 estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 5 large bags with its 810 litres.

Is the Hyundai I30 easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Skoda Rapid), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill three quarters of the space.

If you don’t park in the street that much, then the I30 is fine. It will go in to an average street slot, giving you a gap of 445mm to swing in and out. But if you street park a lot you may want to look at the Suzuki Baleno.

Which Hyundai I30 has the best performance?

The fastest Hyundai I30 from 0-60, is the 2.0L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 353 lbs/ft torque and 275 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.7L petrol, which will beat your Hyundai I30 to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.0L petrol1.4L diesel1.4L petrol1.6L diesel1.6L petrol
zeroTo6211.1 - 11.513.58.9 - 13.210.2 - 148 - 11.9
torque171220134 - 242240 - 300156 - 265
bhp12090100 - 14089 - 136120 - 186

What size caravan or trailer, can the Hyundai I30 tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Hyundai I30 2.0L petrol which has 353 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1600kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.