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Hyundai i30

$23,720 - $56,200* MRLP

This is the most popular Hyundai in Australia, and it’s easy to see why. The i30 is available as a small sedan or hatchback with a range of economical or sporty petrol engines, all of which offer great value against the Mazda 3 and Toyota Corolla. The range-topping i30N is our favourite hot hatch.

Latest Hyundai i30 ratings breakdown


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Infotainment & Connectivity
Handling & Dynamics
Energy Efficiency
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Value for Money
Interior Comfort & Packaging
Fit for Purpose

What we love

  • -Impressive performance and handling, with a big dose of torque
  • -Limited Edition brings significant mechanical upgrades
  • -Sedan packaging works well for everyday usage

What we don't

  • -Missing blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
  • -Ride quality can feel firm around town
  • -Some low-rent interior bits
2022 Hyundai i30 Fastback N Limited Edition review
Review | 25 Jul 2022


It might have a more grown-up air than the hatchback, but it's as raucous as ever. This Limited Edition i30 is also lighter and meaner.
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2022 Hyundai i30 Sedan N Line Premium review
Review | 1 Jul 2022


Is the sedan dead? The 2022 Hyundai i30 Sedan proves there's still life lift in small sedans, and maybe even a little vibrancy.

2021 Hyundai i30 N Line Premium v Volkswagen Golf R Line
Comparison | 3 Feb 2022


These two $40K warm hatchbacks take different approaches when it comes to rewarding the driver. Let’s see which one does it better.

Hyundai i30 Specs:

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6 Speed Manual
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7L / 100km
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Owner Review | 14 Oct 2022
The motor is amazing and the car is roomy and comfortable.
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Owner Review | 10 Sep 2021
I bought this one second hand for $10,000 with around 20,000km on the motor, and 95,000km on the car.Owner: Ray
2012 Hyundai i30 CW SLX 2.0: owner review
Owner Review | 31 Jul 2021
I purchased my 2012 i30 Wagon following 3 years of living that sweet company car life. I was driving a 2018 Kia Cerato provided by my previous employment and having to hand it back, wanted something just as cheap to run that in addition accommodated for my hobbies (Bicycles, Bunnings, Camping, Kayaks…but mostly Bunnings). I wanted something with less than 100,000kms, automatic and only wanted to spend the $10k I had left over following the sale of my Mazda 3 prior to the company provided vehicle. To make things a slight challenge, I was buying a car while sick in bed, relying on my beautiful partner Alex to test drive in my absence, and this was during the initial COVID lockdowns when a number of sellers were removing there cars from the market to reduce community contact. After looking at a number of smaller hatchbacks, and receiving feedback from Alex I fell in love with the Wagon! The car had under 85,000kms on the clock, near new tyres, came with roof rails, tinted windows, and did I mention it was a Wagon!. On first drive it felt like a boat in comparison to my previous zippy, short wheel base Kia. It was slower off the mark, and felt heavier in the steering. I did however quickly become accustomed to this and after putting 40,000km on the clock in 12 months of highway driving found it sat well at speed. Its 2.0 litre, 4 speed 4 cylinder engine does whats needed, its smooth, isn’t too expensive to run, and Ive managed to get it to 7 litres per 100km during my 1 hour freeway commute. The Wagon sits well on the road, and is packed with alot features for its time including 8 air bags, Bluetooth, climate control (which I’m happy having at 23 mum!), electric everything, fog lamps and steering wheel mounted controls. Additional features which when I purchased were still in the plastic included a removable cargo barrier, cargo netting and a retractable cargo cover for hiding your goodies while at the shops. Since purchased just over 12 months ago the Hyundai has been both reliable and practical. Its never skipped a beat, has helped me move, been camping, tackled the odd unsealed road, and has been regularly used to carry our 2 kayaks and bikes on adventures. If I was to identify the things I don’t like about the i30 I would begin with this - How many bolts and screws do you really need to secure things in place? For example, replacing the front head lamps involved partially removing the front end just to pull the lights out. Whats more, being a Hyundai the build quality isn’t Toyota worthy. Cheap parts that wear out quickly and cost a mountain in labour to replace is not fun (see i30 steering coupling). Finally, WHY DON’T THEY PUT REAR AIR-CONDITIONING VENTS IN ALL CARS! WHAT YEAR IS THIS!. Safe to say that bothers me, and some of my passengers. Otherwise for its age the i30 has been great. Well featured, comfortable to drive and a good looking unit. Moving forward to future models, if I could add anything it would include current infotainment set up with apple car play and android auto. Having had it in the Kia, I am a convert to the automatic pairing and traffic updates. I would also look at updating the 4 speed auto to a 6 speed, non CVT. Having driven the 6 speed Cerato I loved how efficient tit was both economically and with its delivery of power. The extra 2 gears made the Cerato plenty capable tackling Dorrigos waterfall way and I believe would make the i30 as capable a unit.

2018 Hyundai i30 N Performance: owner review
Owner Review | 9 Jul 2021
Moving headlong into the depths of middle age, my initial idea was to buy a sleek, phallic-nosed sports car, a later model Nissan 350z being the main candidate. Then I saw an article about the Hyundai i30n, a car I'd heard of but didn't know much about. It had won an award for best affordable sports car two years running so I figured there must be something to it. Checking the specs and countless reviews, I could see it was one of the best of its affordable hot hatch type and a performance match for the 350z. As a bonus, it also offered four-door, four-seat practicality. As a new or near-new car, another advantage was that there would hopefully be no maintenance or reliability issues and risk of inheriting a thrashed or molested example. Another unusual advantage was that the i30n had low-key styling, especially compared to its more out-there competition. There was no way I wanted to be seen driving something like the Civic R at my age. In addition, I, initially at least, planned to park the car in our front garden and had been concerned that a flashier-looking car would attract too much attention. The 130n solved that problem somewhat in that most people would pass by our house without the slightest realisation of the performance vehicle hidden amongst the Hydrangeas and Geraniums. In an age when cars are being stolen by having the keys burgled from inside the house, it may have been a bit different if there had been a well-polished 350z parked outside. Even now, most people don't know what an i30n is, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Before long I had located, purchased and picked up a low-mileage, second hand example. Stabbing the 'N-mode' button, the car came alive, helping me believe that I had made the right choice. Over the course of a year, the 130n proved to be a reliable, economical and, when called upon, fun car. Reconciling the good fuel economy with the horsepower on tap is a revelation, especially when you consider the i30n has more power than most retro Aussie V8s and sports cars from the past more generally. This is even more amazing when you consider the practicality of four doors and four full-sized seats. The i30n doesn't necessarily offer limousine-sized comfort, but it's pretty good, aided by an adjustable steering column. The boot is also capacious, sufficient to carry a full-sized mower on a number of occasions, with fold-down rear seats to increase luggage-carrying potential further. Nor does the performance mean that you will suffer a rock-hard ride. The suspension is definitely harder and jerkier in N-mode, but I spent some time driving the i30n on unmade country roads and it was fine, with no increase in the number of punctures or other issues. Obviously a conservative approach is going to help in these conditions. Nevertheless, the car is lower-slung than similar conventional hatchbacks, so it's inevitable that you will graze the underside, especially under the front spoiler, on occasion. This can happen as much with the odd branch getting caught under the car in the country as it can going too quickly over a speed hump or up a steep driveway in the city. The good aspect is that the front lip is designed so that any scrapes can't be seen unless you get right under the car. Expect such scratches even with low-mileage used examples. Pleasingly, the car performs crisply, with a neutral character and a precise feel. N-mode creates a nice burble, with exhaust popping and a much more urgent feel all round. The main detractor is a slightly notchy gear shift, especially from first to second. Electronically, the i30n provides the usual full range of services unimagined only a few years ago, most noticeably a customisable range of adjustments to major vehicle performance settings, available on the large touch screen. Overall, particularly when compared to rival companies that have been making such sporty little vehicles for a lot longer, the i30n is a competent package, without obvious flaws, showing that Hyundai has put in a big effort into a car that works well but generally manages to fly under the radar. Made in the Czech Republic, the quality seems decent too. Many people will be pleased to give the company a go as a less common, underdog choice. Of course the i30n does have drawbacks, but even some of these have less to do with the car itself than with broader issues. I ended up selling mine after a year, partly as the opportunities to use its performance were limited, without the time for track days and travel to somewhere worthwhile, where the performance could be best exploited. Truthfully, driving sportily in everyday traffic is asking for trouble these days, particularly as speed limits decline. In addition to that, I found that the Jekyll and Hyde character of the car a little excessive. Sure, at the press of a steering-wheel paddle you could enter go-fast mode but in its normal setting it drove for all the world like a regular i30, particularly in regular city traffic or even at a steady 100km/h on the highway. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but not what you pay quite a lot of extra money for. The satisfyingly thick steering wheel notwithstanding, the extra performance is where most of the extra money goes, so if you aren't using that, you're simply clocking up kilometres and devaluing the car. And while the i30n will please the more cerebral enthusiasts, you cannot say the four-cylinder donk has what it takes to match the ultra-aggressive growl of a V8 Mustang or similar. In the end I sold the car and reaped a COVID premium, moving to an older, more pedestrian Hyundai that suited my real needs a bit better. What adds to this is the i30n's styling, both inside and out, which, while crisply contemporary, doesn't follow the sensually sleek lines of traditional sports cars. So when you're not going fast or are stationary, there's not as much to admire as with the 350z (just my opinion) I was going to get in the first place. Then again, you're not as likely to be accused of suffering from a mid-life crisis either... A final consideration is that, in common with many or most cars on the road these days, the i30n has a space-saver spare tyre. This might be fine in town but won't work for extensive country or highway driving as you will be restricted to a very awkward 80km/h until you get the main tyre fixed. To rectify this, you will also need to source a bulky aftermarket full-size spare of the right dimensions, as the factory wheels are horrendously expensive (park carefully to avoid 'curb rash'). Overall, the i30n is a very competent enthusiast's choice, from a company that is obviously trying hard, but you will need to assess your real needs before paying an additional and rising amount of money compared to a vehicle that may more realistically meet your needs.

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