Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
  • Well-made cabin as always from Hyundai
  • Nice premium touches on show
  • Good overall driving position and adjustment levels

There’s plenty to like about the i30 Tourer’s interior, with it boasting a far more premium feel than the previous generation model. Soft touch materials and well-damped buttons fill the cabin, although there is still the odd area which has been left behind with cheaper, lower quality materials on display.

Drivers shouldn’t have trouble finding a comfortable driving positon, either, with a comfortable and extensively adjustable seat which should suit most body shapes. The steering wheel is on the chunky side, yet feels relatively tactile and pleasant to use, even if the mounted buttons could be of a better quality.

The infotainment touchscreen is responsive and the graphics are clear and easy to understand, if a little dated-looking. It’s also trickier than it should be to move the map around with a frustrating onscreen cursor setup the culprit. These are minor niggles, however, as, overall it’s a solid and largely pleasant-to-use system.

  • Accomplished ride quality over most road surfaces
  • Lots of adjustment in the driver’s seat
  • Strong refinement levels top off a capable package

Hyundai has done a sound job balancing comfort levels with reasonable handling ability. The i30 Tourer is a touch firmer than the best in class, although not so much as to make it overly stiff on all but the most uneven road surfaces.

There’s plenty of comfort on offer from the front seats while those in the rear shouldn’t feel too short changed either. Two average size adults can happily sit in the back for short to medium distances, while children should be content with the amount of space on offer when it comes to long drives on family holidays.

Overall refinement is excellent on petrol models and average on diesel models – the latter suffering from increased levels of engine noise. The former, however, remains hushed and refined even when revved and is up there with the best in class.