Hyundai i30 Review
The Hyundai i30 is now in its second generation and comes in either three or five doors. Although poor sales saw the standard three-door model dropped in 2015, the i30 Turbo three-door is still available if you prefer something sportier over practical. The i30 may not be the sexiest car on the road but it does offer buyers a reliable and affordable family hatchback.
In our opinion the Hyundai i30 is probably one of the best looking five-door hatchback on the market. With its bright LED lights and a hexagonal grille, with sculpted lines that flow along the body of the car, it certainly has a good look.
All the cars in the range boast keyless entry, Bluetooth and tyre pressure monitoring. The top of the range models also offers 17-inch alloys, automatic lights and wipers, sat-nav and leather effect seats.
Driving the Hyundai i30
Both the petrol and diesel engines are focused on economy rather than power and the car’s chassis provides safety and security. But buyers of the Hyundai i30 don’t expect a powerful engine and instead prefer the steady, comfortable drive it delivers.
As standard, the car comes with a 1.4l petrol engine offering a smooth, enjoyable drive. There is also an option of a 1.6l engine which on the whole feels quicker, however not as smooth. You can also choose a diesel engine which promises better overall performance, but the difference in price may not seem worth it for some buyers.
When it comes to comfort while driving, the car receives great feedback from drivers. Most praise the interiors while also giving the car good ratings for comfort, even on longer journeys.
Some models have Hyundai’s Flex Steer system, which allows drivers to choose different settings such as normal, comfort or sport by pressing a button on the steering wheel. Flex Steer will change the weighting of the steering to better suit the road conditions.
Hyundai i30 interior
When it comes to the interiors of the Hyundai i30, they are impressive for such an affordable economical car. The interior may have a good design, but the relaxed style of the dashboard means drivers have to stretch to reach some of the buttons. The dashboard centre console design though is quite stylish and has a two-tone silver trim.
The driver’s seat is adjustable and the good size of the windscreen means that you will always have great visibility. The car has a roomy feel, with plenty of space to carry more passengers or luggage, depending on your needs.
There are four trim levels to choose from. The basic S models come well equipped, but the SE have more features. From 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, leather trim for the steering wheel and gear knob to rear parking sensors. Premium models boast automatic lights and wipers, bigger wheels, climate control, heated front seats and a smart leather-effect trim.
For drivers looking for a smart, reliable, safe and economical family hatchback that won’t break the bank, the Hyundai i30 is a good choice. It is also worth pointing out that Hyundai are one of the few car manufacturers that offer a 5 year manufacturers warranty.
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