Hyundai i30 information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the hatchback and estate. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine's news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the i30 car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on 'More' to browse even more of our archive.
The i30 is the Hyundai version of the Kia Ceed; a mainstream mid-sized hatch to tempt you out of your Golf and Focus sensible choices for thousands less. For more information on the i30, click on our further stories on the links below.
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Pick from the hatchback and Tourer estate. Both are well made with cabins to stand head-to-head with Europe's mainstream, and a generous equipment specification on most models. They're roomy enough, too, especially the more practical wagon. It's a welcome change to find a company not distracted by sporting pretensions and Nurburgring laptimes; the i30 is all about wafting in family comfort, and all the better for it. If you're expecting a fun string to the bow, look elsewhere. The steering is rather glutinous compared with, say a Focus or Golf's helm, and the engines lack outright punch. But a sensible choice, nonetheless.
The one we'd buy
The one we'd avoid like the plague
None stand out
Rivals to consider
Ford Focus, Seat Leon, Vauxhall Astra, VW Golf
The diesels will top 800 miles on a tank, quality all round
Prices are creeping upwards; is Hyundai still truly a bargain brand?