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The 2017 Hyundai i30 is a more appealing entry level small car than the Mazda 3 or Toyota Corolla, but can the higher grades step up to the plate as well? Here are our first impressions on Australian roads
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LIST PRICE From $22,990
CARADVICE RATING 8.0
FUEL ECONOMY 7.3L/100km
SEAT 5

Hyundai i30 Reviews

2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N review

Better looking, easier to live with and far more unique. What's not to like?

2019 Hyundai i30 N review

My colleagues were raving about Korea's first fully fledged hot hatch, so a recent break from work seemed the perfect chance to discover what all the fuss was about.

2019 Hyundai i30 N Line manual review

The SR-replacing N-Line brings the performance N look, without quite so much go, to the i30 package. It turns out the buck-banging manual warm hatch is quite a cracker.

The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Kez Casey: Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai can’t make a hot hatch, can it? From the very moment the South Korean brand announced it would be creating its own performance division, the i30 N drew a line in the sand. Automotive enthusiasts lined up on either side to be either for or against the newcomer. Some claimed Hyundai had no heritage, which somehow made its challenger invalid...

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Hyundai i30 Videos

2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N review: Good looks, great driving!

What Hyundai has with the i30 N Fastback is a very, very unique offering. You need to spend far more money and step up into an Audi S3 or Mercedes-Benz CLA to get another small performance sedan. There is a very good chance, then, that the fastback will actually outsell the hatch, for we feel it presents a classier and more distinctive choice over what is a rather crowded hot hatch market...

CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018: Our favourites

You told us you don't trust the traditional 'Car of the Year' format favoured by most publishers, and you wanted to know more about our own personal faves, objectivity be damned. Well, here it is. Get the full story right here. NOTE: This video was first published on December 18.

Hyundai i30 Premium petrol review: Good value, but...

Like the wider range, the Hyundai i30 Premium petrol is practical, reasonable to run and has a five-year warranty, which is a handy boost over the three years of coverage offered by Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen. Its only problem is the SR Premium. It's just $1790 more expensive and brings a 1.6-litre turbo engine, seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and a multi-link rear suspension to the table...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel drives and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...

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Hyundai i30 Comparisons

Hyundai i30 N v Renault Megane RS v Volkswagen Golf GTI comparison

Renault and Volkswagen engineers had the great minds to think alike in 1976. Each group took their respective manufacturer’s humble three-door hatchback and beefed up it with go-faster components – creating a whole new breed of affordable performance car for enthusiasts...

2019 Toyota Corolla v Hyundai i30 v Mazda 3 comparison

It’s fair to presume a couple of things when you consider that non-premium small cars are amongst the biggest-selling – make that the biggest-selling – passenger cars out there. And it’s also easy to presume that you don’t get much goodness for your modest spend...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two of the video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel-drivers and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...

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Hyundai i30 News

2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N pricing and specs

Hyundai Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the new i30 Fastback N, which kicks off $1500 dearer than its hatchbacked sibling. Priced from $41,990 before on-road costs, the i30 Fastback N differs from the hatchback in obvious ways like the sedan-like liftback body, along with a new chassis and suspension tune that is a little softer – this setup will be carried over to the hatchback at some point in the future, too...

CarAdvice podcast 141: We drive the Ford Falcon Holy Grail!

This week Mandy Turner is in Sydney for the EV mega test – listen out for the EV podcast special! – and is joined on the panel by Trent Nikolic and Tony Crawford. Geza emailed us at podcast@caradvice.com to ask if he should chip tune his 2014 Kia Rondo, used to haul the family and a camper trailer...

CarAdvice podcast 139: Platform sharing explained

On this week's podcast, you're joined by Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello. The team answer Gavin's question about what a platform actually is, and why brands share them. In car news, the Hyundai i30N Fastback will be debuting in Australia in March or April, and the 2020 Mazda CX-6 (or could it be a CX-3?) SUV has been previewed...

Hyundai i30 Fastback N: Australian debut due March or April

Hyundai has confirmed its coupe-styled i30 Fastback N will be touching down in Australia during March or April. With power from the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the i30 N hatchback, making the same 202kW and 353Nm – and jumping to 378Nm on overboost. For now, the engine is mated exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission, but a dual-clutch auto is coming late this year...

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Hyundai i30 Owner Reviews

2017 Hyundai i30 SR review

When I got my licence in 2016, my parents insisted that my first car had to be a Volkswagen Golf and nothing else. When asked why, they reasoned it was the best hatchback available in terms of quality, safety and brand value. "Come on Josh, the Golf is just so much more reputable and more complete than anything else...

2017 Hyundai i30 Active review

To begin this review, one first needs to understand how I ended up choosing the Hyundai i30. I have only ever owned German cars, more specifically a W203 Mercedes and an E90 BMW. I know what you're thinking: how does one buy an entry-level hatchback after owning such cars? The answer to that question is 'because rental cars'...

2017 Hyundai i30 SR Premium review

I always liked the i30, and when this model came out, it set in stone that we needed one. The price point is perfect for what you get, and the list of standard features on this car is one of the longest I have seen. For ride comfort and lack of cabin noise, it would have to be one of the best in its class in my opinion. It just irons out bumps in the road...

2013 Hyundai i30 SE review

I purchased this car new in 2013 after seeing it in the Hyundai showroom. I hadn't seen a three-door i30 before, but there are thousands of five-doors! I was impressed with the look (especially in black) and the comfort when I first sat in it; the front seats are very comfortable...

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