Hyundai i30 Hatchback (12 on) - Review

Review by Tim Bowdler on
Last Updated: 31 Mar 2014
4
The second generation of the Hyundai i30 is another leap forward for the Korean car maker. It is now a stylish family car with efficient petrol and diesel engines.

Hyundai i30 Hatchback (12 on)
Impressive 890-mile range, low CO2 emissions, good quality interior
More expensive than previous model, discounts may be harder to get

New price range:

£14,605 - £23,530

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Used price range:

£6,847 - £14,917

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The second generation of the Hyundai i30 is another leap forward for the Korean car maker. It is now a stylish family car with efficient petrol and diesel engines. The first generation that was launched in 2007 was quite a staid design but this new model is a good-looking car. The LED daytime running lights give the Hyundai i30 a graceful looking front end while the crease lines on the sides and the well sculpted rear makes this one of the most attractive cars in the sector. The real bonus for buyers is that there is real substance under the skin of the i30. It may not be as good to drive as a Ford Focus but in practical terms the i30 is a strong proposition for prospective car buyers in the small family sector. Why? The engines are greener and the build quality inside and out has vastly improved. Add to this low insurance, competitive pricing and a five-year warranty, and the i30 gives the likes of the Volkswagen Golf and the Ford Focus a run for their money.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

5 out of 5

Reliability

5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

5 out of 5

Buying new

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 With a 2 year old child, the fact its a 5 door is great but it feels a lot roomier than it actually is and the boot space is great.  

4 out of 5

Anthony Bennis ,   25 Sep 2013    ... read more

 For me it is the hatchback - plenty of load space. Easy to fold the back seats.  

4 out of 5

Tracey Burns ,   19 Mar 2013    ... read more

 The boot space is fantastic! And flat folding seats maximise available space.  

4 out of 5

Catherine Houghton ,   27 Jul 2012    ... read more

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