Parkers overall rating: 3.6 out of 5 3.6
  • Neat stylish touches lift cabin design
  • Speedo and rev counter dominate driver’s eye view
  • Multi-function steering wheel festooned with buttons

The standard i30 offers a neat, well laid-out console and central display, so no surprise the Hyundai i30 Turbo builds on this. There are some neat and stylish touches such as the seat upholstery with its red panel inserts and contrast red stitching. That stitching extends to the steering wheel, gear stick gaiter and arm rests.

Further touches include a red rim to the start button, alloy foot pedals and the speedo and rev counter are housed under a short shroud to mimic a motorcycle’s dial set-up. The combined effect lifts the cabin out of the mundane into the interesting and it feels like it is a great place to be.

Multi-function steering with multi controls

There is also a multi-function steering wheel with buttons to control audio, cruise control and heating for the steering wheel. Given the plethora of buttons it’s a bit of an overload and takes time and dexterity to know which button to press for what.

  • Good levels of comfort for a hatchback
  • Front sports seats are snug and supportive
  • Room in the back for two adults

As far as medium, popular hatchbacks go, Hyundai i30 Turbo comfort levels won’t disappoint. What lifts the i30 Turbo above the standard Hyundai i30 Hatchback is the provision of front sports seats. These provide better side supports and feel much more snug.

Adjustment is manual and works for tilt, forwards/backwards and height. Combined with a steering wheel that is adjustable for both reach and rake securing a comfortable driving position should be possible for most people.

Space in the back is good though long-legged people may find room tight, especially if there are tall people up front. The backs of the front seats have been shaped to allow more leg space but rear room remains snug at best.