Hatchback Guide – Hyundai i30

Hyundai i30

Hyundai i30

Hyundai’s cars continue to improve quietly, model by model. With smart styling and generous equipment, the i30 is well worth serious consideration. Interior quality is excellent and it is spacious throughout. The seats are comfortable and rear passengers get more than enough legroom. Buyers have the choice of a 1.4-litre petrol engine as well as two diesel options, a 1.4 and 1.6. The 1.6 diesel is the best of the bunch with a very impressive 68.9 mpg. Transmission options include a six-speed manual or automatic. On the road, the steering is a little dull and we would prefer a bit more feedback but it is comfortable, grips the road well and regardless of surface, it feels assured.

Starting Price: €18,995

Our Opinion: Hyundai i30 is good looking, stylish inside and well built. Backed by a very reassuring five-year warranty, it offers excellent value for money

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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