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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 40 - 67 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Affordability is one of the reasons buyers are drawn to the Hyundai brand and the i30 is no different. The five-year warranty takes care of any nasty unexpected costs, while servicing at main dealers tends to be decent value. Higher mileage drivers should appreciate the 60mpg that’s possible with the 1.6-litre diesel, though all the cars in the range are fairly economical.

The cleanest engine in the range is the 89bhp 1.6-litre diesel which emits 115g/km of CO2 and 110g/km with stop and start meaning an annual tax bill of £20 and £30 respectively. Elsewhere in the range it’s pretty average – the petrols range from 145-165g/km. Improvements made in 2010 mean emissions on petrol models dropped by 3g/km.

Hyundais have a reputation for being mechanically robust, albeit a little flimsy on the inside. The five-year unlimited mileage warranty means there’s no need to worry about any unexpected bills for a large chunk of the car’s life.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £220
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Insurance group 13 - 21
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