Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
  • Five-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating
  • Lots of driver assistance tech available
  • Should be a safe small family car

The Hyundai i30 Fastback's safety record is helped by a five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating. 

Standard safety kit includes: 

If you’ve gone for Premium or Premium SE specification then you can also expect blindspot detection and rear cross-traffic alert. 

  • Practicality is the Fastback’s biggest compromise
  • Boot is big, but not practical to access
  • Interior room more limited than the hatch

There's as much space up front in the i30 Fastback as in the hatch, but thanks to the sloping roof at the back headroom is slightly compromised. Taller passengers will find their head brushing the ceiling when sat behind someone of a similar height.

The rear window isn’t as large as in the i30 hatchback and, because it’s sloped with a bit more bodywork beyond, it’s not the easiest to judge where the rear corners are. However, it's still a simple car to get into a space. Acoustic rear parking sensors and a reversing camera are standard-fit. 

If you’re concerned about boot space then there are better i30 versions to choose – namely the Tourer estate, which as the name suggests has an extra-large luggage area.

While the official stats indicate the Fastback’s boot is bigger than the hatch’s, we don’t think it’s as practical. That’s because there’s a high loading lip and false floor, which means you only get around 18 inches of height between the floor and the parcel shelf – something you don’t really want to remove for security’s sake. 

If you have the floor in the lower position then this makes it a lot more capacious, but then the drop down into the boot after lugging something over the high lip makes things a bit more limited.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Hyundai i30 Fastback.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim

N Line equipment

N Line standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
N Line optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat

N Line + equipment

N Line + standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
N Line + optional equipment
None available

Premium equipment

Premium standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
Premium optional equipment
None available

Premium SE equipment

Premium SE standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
Premium SE optional equipment
None available

SE Nav equipment

SE Nav standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
SE Nav optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Hyundai i30 Fastback was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2017
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 88%
Child Occupant: 84%
Vulnerable Road Users: 64%
Safety Assist: 68%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.