About the Hyundai i30
The Hyundai i30 first arrived in 2007 and has seen various facelifts over the years, each offering vast improvements.
This compact family vehicle is offered in four different spec options ranging from the entry-level SE model to the sporty N Performance variant. Engine options include two different petrol engine options from a 1.0-litre petrol engine that produces 120hp, or the much more powerful 2.0-litre performance engine that offers 280hp.
There is also a 1.6-litre diesel option available that produces 126hp. The i30 is also offered in three different body styles: hatchback; fastback; and estate.
All in all, the Hyundai i30 is a sensible choice when it comes to purchasing a new compact family vehicle.
Is the Hyundai i30 reliable?
Hyundai is known for making safe and reliable cars, and with our free 90-day warranty, we’ve got your back. After this, you can purchase cinchCare, which offers increased protection.
Whether you opt for an entry-level or top-spec model, the i30 is a very safe car that scored five stars in its Euro NCAP crash testing, with an 88% overall score – making it one of the safest cars in its class.
The i30 comes equipped with lots of safety features including autonomous emergency braking, front collision warnings, lane keep assist, high beam assist, and driver attention alert.
An optional extra is cross traffic alert, which keeps an eye out for hazards while the car is reversing.
What are the Hyundai i30 features?
The Hyundai i30 has a simple yet effective interior and quality feel. Previous ‘S’ base spec i30s featured a radio screen and all the standard equipment you’d expect, but current models are available with an 8-inch touchscreen that offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.
The top-spec Premium edition also benefits from Hyundai’s inbuilt sat-nav system, so the i30 is very well equipped for its price point.
Seat height adjustment and electrically adjustable lumbar support are standard features on all trim levels, with the top-spec benefitting from fully electric seat adjustment, so you know you’ll be comfortable.
What is the Hyundai i30 like to drive?
In base model form, the i30 has two engine options – a 1.0-litre petrol engine that produces 120hp and a 1.6-litre diesel engine option that produces 126hp.
If increased fuel economy is what you are after, then the diesel engine’s quoted 60mpg may appeal to you. However, the 1.0-litre petrol engine is capable of returning a decent 52mpg on one tank of fuel.
The i30N variant comes equipped with a much more powerful 280hp 2.0-litre engine, which rivals the VW Golf GTI and Audi S3.