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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The i30 was originally only awarded a four-star Euro NCAP crash test rating which was disappointing considering its sister car - the Kia Ceed - gained five. The safety organisation highlighted that there could be injuries from the dashboard and to the knees. However the car was retested in August 2008 following improvements made by Hyundai (to improve the protection of the driver's knees and femurs) and was awarded a five-star rating.

The boot is a decent size and with 340 litres of space it can easily deal with a couple of small suitcases. The downside is that there is quite a high lip and the opening isn't especially wide, which makes loading heavier and bulkier items trickier. That said, the seats fold totally flat quickly and simply, which turns the i30 into a practical family car - bikes and large boxes should fit in the back.

In the cabin there are kangaroo pockets in the backs of the seats for storing maps, a box underneath the driver's armrest plus a small pop-down box in the dash. The glovebox is air conditioned - ideal for keeping snacks and drinks chilled in the summer.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Hyundai i30 Hatchback (07-11).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • 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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels

Classic equipment

Classic standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Classic optional equipment
  • Front fog lights

Comfort equipment

Comfort standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Comfort optional equipment
  • Front fog lights

Edition equipment

Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Edition optional equipment
None available

ES equipment

ES standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
ES optional equipment
None available

Premium equipment

Premium standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
Premium optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
SE optional equipment
None available

Style equipment

Style standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Style optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Hyundai i30 Hatchback (07-11) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

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.