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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Hyundai expects that the i30 will attain five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests. Six airbags come as standard while a driver’s knee airbag is optional. LED daytime running lights come as standard, giving other motorists a better chance of seeing the i30 on murky days.

With seats in place the Hyundai i30 has one of the largest boots in the sector. It has a load space of 378 litres, an increase of 38 litres more than the previous generation. Compare the i30’s loadspace to its rivals and you’ll be impressed to find that it comes out on top. The Hyundai i30 has 62 litres more than Ford’s Focus, 28 litres more than the Mazda3, 37 litres more than SEAT’s Leon and it even offers 28 litres more than the VW Golf.

Not only is the i30 stylish it is also boasts more load space than ever before. The Korean car also has plenty of cubbies and storage spaces, while the door pockets are of a decent size and each will take a 1.5-litre bottle.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Hyundai i30 Hatchback (12-17).

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

Active equipment

Active standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
Active optional equipment
  • Rear electric windows

Classic equipment

Classic standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Classic optional equipment
None available

Edition equipment

Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
Edition optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

GO SE equipment

GO SE standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
GO SE optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof

Premium equipment

Premium standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Premium optional equipment
  • Headlight washers

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
SE optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Lumbar support

SE Nav equipment

SE Nav standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
SE Nav optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
Sport optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Style equipment

Style standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
Style optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Hyundai i30 Hatchback (12-17) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2012 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2012
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 90%
Child Occupant: 90%
Vulnerable Road Users: 67%
Safety Assist: 86%

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.