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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

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...

2013 Hyundai i30 Premium review

  Almost four-and-a-half years ago, I bought a Hyundai i30 Premium for about $32K. My main purpose was to get a car with good fuel economy, and practical aspects like interior space, material quality and reliability. I have covered over 76,000km mostly in and around Sydney...

2017 Hyundai i30 SR Premium review

Let me just start this owner’s review with the disclaimer that value and practicality have, throughout the course of my life, made their way to the top of my priority list. When the time came to hand over my VW Up, I was adding performance to the list for the first time...

2014 Hyundai i30 SR review

I purchased my Hyundai i30 SR in 2014, having compared it against a number of other cars in the warm-hatch class. I made my purchasing decision based (in no particular order) on features, performance, ride, value for money, reliability and time for delivery. Almost two and a half years on, I can say that I am happy with my purchase...

2017 Hyundai i30 Premium 1.6 CRDi review

It’s not every day we get to buy a new car. And your first-ever brand-new car is important, not just because you’ve made that massive decision to buy a new car, but it has to be the right one. It makes a statement: of all the cars I could have picked, I chose this one. I bought my very first new car just last Friday...

2015 Hyundai i30 Active X Review

Fuel economy in urban areas is disappointing, and it is always more than 10 litres per 100km. However other features far outweigh the disappointment of the real world economy not matching the numbers on the windscreen decal. For comparison, our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5, returns around 8.0-Litres per 100Kms for urban driving...

2016 Hyundai i30 Active X (sunroof) Review

The 130 is the complete package. All the technology you could ask for, great iPhone connectivity, all the instruments are clearly visible and the adjustable steering works a treat for the two drivers using the car. We were lucky to see and get the beige leather appointed interior which is a big plus after so many black interior options...

2015 Hyundai i30 Active Review

I bought my Hyundai in June 2015 and it was the best decision I made. $19,990 drive away for a new car is an irresistible deal, especially when it comes with a peace of mind of a 5 year unlimited KM warranty and capped price annual service. 1) Safety - peace of mind of 5 star ANCAP and 7 airbags, reversing camera in base model...

2008 Hyundai i30 Slx Review

This car wasn't meant for a farmer's wife, and its special features are driving me around the bend.1) It beeps incessantly if you haven't put the seatbelt on, which I don't need to do on our internal tracks. 2) It flattens the battery if you don't remove the ignition key to double lock the car, which I don't need to do and so sometimes forget...