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Hyundai i30 Hatchback review

2007 - 2011 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

At a glance

Price new £11,725 - £18,645
Used prices £589 - £3,634
Road tax cost £20 - £255
Insurance group 13 - 21
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 466 - 781 miles
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Available fuel types



Pros & cons

  • Five-year warranty
  • Comfortable on the move
  • Well equipped
  • Similar Kia Ceed has an even longer warranty
  • Steering lacks feel
  • Noisy diesel engine

Written by Chris Ebbs Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


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.