Parkers overall rating: 3.6 out of 5 3.6

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 38 - 38 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.
  • Reasonable running costs given performance
  • But rivals are cheaper to own and run

Hyundai i30 Turbo running costs are aided by using a smaller, efficient 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine and it’s tuned to deliver robust power and manageable running costs.

That means the claimed average fuel consumption is nearly 39 mpg for both five- and three-door versions.

Rivals deliver more miles per gallon

Running costs for rivals such as Ford Focus ST are better. Despite being more powerful and quicker the Ford is also more frugal at a claimed 41mpg.

Buyers of a new Hyundai i30 are also able to buy a fixed price service plan for either three or five years to help manage budgeting for on-going ownership costs.

Whether you go for the three-door or five, Hyundai i30 Turbo emissions are the same at 169g/km of CO2, which puts it into VED band H.

Rivals emit less and are cheaper to tax

Compared to rivals such as the Ford Focus ST or the Peugeot 308 GTi, however, the comparison is not so good. The petrol-powered Focus ST generating fewer emissions at 159g/km of CO2, plus the Peugeot 308 GTi emits only 139g/km of C02. That makes both of them cheaper to tax with the Peugeot being nearly half the cost of the i30 Turbo.

The Korean company enjoys a strong reputation here so there should be little to worry about in terms of Hyundai i30 Turbo reliability.

Buyers secure a five-year unlimited mileage warranty that, apart from Kia with its seven year version, is longer than rival manufacturers’.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £250
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Insurance group 21
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