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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0


  • Impressive 890-mile range
  • Low CO2 emissions
  • Good quality interior


  • More expensive than previous model
  • Discounts may be harder to get


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.

Facelift in 2015 brings new equipment and engines

Hyundai added some new kit and more efficient engine and gearbox combinations in 2015. The Classic model was replaced by the i30 S, which came as standard with keyless entry, air conditioning and steering wheel remote control.

What owners say about this car

Very good car. Haven't had hardly any problems. Would strongly recommended Its served me alright. One of the best cars... Read owner review

DCT auto box is excellent. I have had Mercs and BMWs that are not as good. Excellent on fuel... Read owner review

I paid just over £10000 for a car that was one year old with 4 years of guarantee and... Read owner review

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