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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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CARADVICE RATING 8.0
FUEL ECONOMY 7.3L/100km
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Hyundai i30 Reviews

Hyundai Australia hosts first ever N Festival

“Is this anybody’s first time on a racetrack?” Hyundai N Technician Geoff Fear asks from atop the pit wall of Wakefield Park Raceway. It’s a question I’ve only ever seen inspire sheepishness in participants of track days before, yet when a third of the crowd of 128 drivers gathered in front of Fear shoot a hand towards the sky, they do it with glee...

Hyundai i30N Fastback: Targa Tasmania test drive

In the right hands the Hyundai i30N hot hatch is capable of outpacing Porsches, BMWs, Audis and other exotic supercars. Unfortunately, I don’t have those hands.  Which is why although I’m behind the wheel of a Hyundai i30N Fastback, I’m not about to set any records. My main focus is keeping on Terra Firma while trying to extract as much enjoyment as possible from Hyundai’s entree into the hot hatch class...

2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N review

It's not a hatch, but then it is. The Hyundai i30 Fastback N is in a segment all of its own as a five-door liftback version of the hard-charging i30 N, but it won't be everyone's cup of tea.

2019 Hyundai i30 N-Line automatic review

Like the look of the Hyundai i30 N, but can't get the prospect of a manual hot-hatch through your other half? Hyundai has the perfect compromise. Paul Maric goes for a spin.

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Hyundai i30 Videos

2019 Hyundai I30 Fastback N: Targa Tasmania!

Joshua Dowling is behind the wheel on closed roads in Hyundai's latest hot hatch at Targa Tasmania.

2019 Small Car Comparison

It's time. We've put the 10 most popular small cars together, priced between $30,000 and $40,000, to see which are most deserving of your attention.

REVIEW: 2019 Hyundai i30 N-Line auto

Like the look of the Hyundai i30 N, but can't get the prospect of a manual hot-hatch through your other half? Hyundai has the perfect compromise. Paul Maric goes for a spin.

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...

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Hyundai i30 Comparisons

2020 Hyundai i30 N Line Premium v Peugeot 308 GT

For keen drivers who want a full-sized small car but can’t stretch to a full-tilt hot hatch, Hyundai and Peugeot offer ‘warm’ hatches for less than $40,000. We find out whether the i30 N Line Premium or 308 GT is the pick.

2020 Honda Civic Type R v Hyundai i30 Fastback N comparison

The Hyundai i30 Fastback N is a striking proposition. While the hatch lines up squarely against a raft of familiar hot hatch luminaries such as the Golf GTI and Megane RS, its longer and slinkier sibling is harder to pigeonhole. We’ve already pitched it against a fellow outsider in the form of Skoda’s criminally under-appreciated Octavia RS...

2019 Hyundai i30 Elite v Mazda 3 G20 Evolve v Toyota Corolla SX comparison

A showdown between Australia's three most popular small cars, each tested in mid-range form, priced at about $31K on the road.

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Hyundai i30 News

2021 Hyundai i30 caught on camera ahead of update later this year

Australia’s top-selling hatchback, the Hyundai i30, is getting a mild makeover inside and out. These spy photos of a camouflaged prototype testing in the European winter show the changes will be subtle but worthwhile. The overall shape of the headlights and tail-lights appears to remain the same, but top end models will wear a new LED light signature front and rear, as these images show despite the masks...

Top 5: Reviews of 2019

2019 is officially over. It’s time for sunshine and (a sometimes rose-tinted) reflection on the year gone by. Here at CarAdvice, we’re taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year. Here are the most popular reviews of the year...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2007-12 Hyundai i30: More than 106,000 cars recalled

Hyundai Australia has recalled more than 106,000 examples of the 2007-12 i30, over concerns the airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners could inadvertently fire. According to the company, "improper programming" of the airbag control unit (ACU) could make the driver and passenger airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners deploy when there's been no accident...

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Hyundai i30 Owner Reviews

2010 Hyundai i30 CW SX 2.0 review

A well-thought-out vehicle. It was originally purchased to fit three child seats across the back. It has a wide body and has the same specs internally to the ix35. Used as a tow vehicle for holidays, it has towed a loaded 7x4 trailer with no problems. Don't be afraid to give it throttle and use the revs. The engine doesn't use much more fuel...

2018 Hyundai i30 SR (sunroof) review

After a four-month-long search, and basically test driving all the cars in this segment, I decided to put the money down on the i30 SR. It just ticked all the boxes for me: fun to drive, comfortable, affordable, latest tech and reliable. For the past year it has proven to be a joyous experience without any complaints, which is rare for me...

2017 Hyundai i30 SR review

Back in 1999, my first brand new car purchase during my university days was a 3-door Hyundai Excel ‘Sport’. Even with much ridicule from friends about buying a Korean ‘girls car’, the purchase was solid...

2015 Hyundai i30 Active X Review

I have owned my manual 2015 Hyundai i30 hatch petrol for about two years and ten months (as I write this review), having purchased this car because I needed to upgrade from my 1999 Toyota Corolla (due to higher servicing costs as the vehicle aged). I am very happy with my Hyundai so far. I use my car as an everyday car for my everyday needs, such as driving to work, shops, gym, visiting family and friends, etc...

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