Used Hyundai i30 Hatchback (2007 - 2011) Review

Review by Chris Ebbs on
Last Updated: 22 Jul 2015
3.5
Thanks to the i30, Hyundai has moved away from the cheap-and-cheerful budget cars it used to be associated with. Aiming its sights on models like the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf, it looks modern and smart (if a little unexciting), comes with a generous amount of standard equipment and drives in a manner far superior to any previous Hyundai.
Hyundai i30 Hatchback (07-11)
  • Five-year warranty
  • Comfortable on the move
  • Well equipped
  • Similar Kia Ceed has an even longer warranty
  • Steering lacks feel
  • Noisy diesel engine

New price range:

£11,725 - £18,645

Used price range:

£720 - £3,857

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Thanks to the i30, Hyundai has moved away from the cheap-and-cheerful budget cars it used to be associated with. Aiming its sights on models like the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf, it looks modern and smart (if a little unexciting), comes with a generous amount of standard equipment and drives in a manner far superior to any previous Hyundai. There's also a good range of petrol and diesel engines.

And when it comes to quality, Hyundai's willing to put its money where its mouth is - the i30 comes with a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty. In 2010 the i30 was given a mid-life facelift with a new grille and new bumpers. A stop and start system was also made available as a cost option making it even more economical, while a low-powered diesel engine was added to the line-up.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

4.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Very good boot, well shaped and easy to access. Excellent rear room once back seats are down too. Economical too, and a willing diesel engine.  

3 out of 5

Adam Shaw ,   26 May 2014    ... read more

 Rear seats are folding completely flat, giving huge loading space. Useful when moving home.  

5 out of 5

Pawel Zubrzak ,   25 Mar 2014    ... read more

 Daily running cost and servicing a good all rounder - very pleased with this car.  

5 out of 5

Denis Murray ,   26 Apr 2013    ... read more

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