- Five-year warranty
- Comfortable on the move
- Well equipped
- Similar Kia Ceed has an even longer warranty
- Steering lacks feel
- Noisy diesel engine
Thanks to the i30, Hyundai has moved away from the cheap-and-cheerful budget cars it used to be associated with. Aiming its sights on models like the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf, it looks modern and smart (if a little unexciting), comes with a generous amount of standard equipment and drives in a manner far superior to any previous Hyundai. There's also a good range of petrol and diesel engines.
And when it comes to quality, Hyundai's willing to put its money where its mouth is - the i30 comes with a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty. In 2010 the i30 was given a mid-life facelift with a new grille and new bumpers. A stop and start system was also made available as a cost option making it even more economical, while a low-powered diesel engine was added to the line-up.