Used Hyundai i30 Estate (2008 - 2012) Costs

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 27 Feb 2015
The Hyundai i30 is an excellent all-rounder and a good alternative to more mainstream European and Japanese models. The Hyundai i30 Estate builds on this with a good sized boot, but there's more to it than just load-lugging.

4 out of 5

Running costs

The i30 estate is good value, with steady depreciation, while Hyundai i30 Estate running costs are generally low, particularly with the diesel engine. Low emission also mean low annual road tax costs, and servicing costs will also be modest.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£1,228 - £1,443 *


£946 - £1,248 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 127p and diesel 129p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

12 months/10,000 miles initially, then 12 months/12,500 miles.


Five years/unlimited mileage.

Road tax (12 months)

£30.00 - £210.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

4 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

The petrol Hyundai i30 Estate emissions of 152g/km with the manual gearbox don't read particularly well, while the diesel version manages 128g/km. These results, however, are competitive with other models in this class and generation but the automatic versions with their less efficient four-speed gearboxes have higher emissions so avoid them.

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