2018 Hyundai i30 Reliability Test, Dimension, Trunk Space

Friday, June 28th, 2019 - Hyundai
Hyundai i30 Wagon Review - Trunk Capacity

Aboard the 2018 Hyundai i30 space is well exploited: even on the couch is comfy and the trunk is anything but small. But the good comfort is guaranteed also by a soft suspension that filter right the irregularities of the road surface. Brilliant performance of 1.6 turbodiesels mated to robotically DCT dual-clutch seven-speed transmission (optional from 1,500 euros). By contrast, in turns, the steering wheel of the Hyundai i30 is not the most precise (even setting the electric power steering in Sports mode). Between the arc of the arrow this model there are also additional facilities (especially in the preparation of the test cars created during the European Football Championships of 2016). Common to the entire range the soothing formula of five-year warranty; during the same period are free routine checks in the workshop and any incidents of roadside assistance.

For those who, in addition to comfortable and cared for, search facilities, this Hyundai i30 may be the right choice: standard has Xenon headlights, navigation, “climate” conditioner with Ionizer, parking sensors, reversing camera. Are also the most current security systems: radar anti-plugging, sensors for the blind spot, the camera against involuntary lane exits (those are found in the model launched in beginning 2017, we are talking about here). The test model, however, it was released by Euro NCAP tests of 2012, as regards, in particular, the protection of adults and children on board. Among the strengths of Hyundai i30, there is also 5-year warranty with free roadside assistance in the workshop and controls. The 1.6 diesel delivers smoothly its 136 horsepower, is energy for nothing overdone (17 km/liter average we detected) and not too much noise, which helps further the good comfort of this sedan, which counts on suspensions effective in filtering out the irregularities of the road surface. Comfortable also the DCT dual-clutch gearbox (1,500 euros), which is also quick in steps. Driving is pleasant if you do not force the pace: Steering (with adjustable support on three levels) is not really ready and precise.

2018 Hyundai i30 Interior

The area in front of the driver and front passenger have elaborate but pleasant forms. Materials and Assembly of Hyundai i30 show good care: only in the lower part of the plastics are a bit stiff. At the center of the bridge stands 7 “screen multimedia system, which doubles as a Navigator series. Sporting the dashboard “binoculars” and modern electronic Handbrake between the seats. Between commands at your fingertips, there is that, on the steering wheel spokes, to vary the texture of the steering.

The space for people is not lacking, and remarkable brightness (the glass roof is part of the rich Endowment) highlights the airiness of the Interior of the Hyundai i30. Comfortable front seats (the serial driver has electric adjustment); who sits on the couch can stretch the legs and has two air vents.

Trunk. The trunk of Hyundai i30 is anything but small: a few cars in this category have a greater load capacity of its 378 liters with five seats. VA exploited especially in width, while the 45 cm in height is not certain. And even the 75 cm between the load threshold and the road are not the utmost practicality. Reclining on a sofa, the headrests are fastened to the seat: the ability, however, is respectable: 1316 liters.

2018 hyundai i30 reliability Test Interior

Test Drive

In town. The DCT gearbox of Hyundai i30 eliminates the clutch pedal: an added bonus in traffic. When you appreciate the Comfort mode of electric power steering: minimizes stress, in turn, the steering wheel. Pity that the brake pedal is not very adaptable: it is light and, especially until you are accustomed to, the risk is to curb more than necessary. Discreet consumption detected: 15.6 km/liter.

Out of town. Souplesse help fuel consumption is very low (18.9 km/l according to our tools) and the comfort provided by the suspension is remarkable. However, forcing the pace, they are rocking the car. And the steering is not the most precise, even by setting the actuator in sports. However, the Hyundai i30 has unexpected reactions and Esp is activated at the slightest hint of a wink. Adequate brake power.

On the highway. At 130 km/h the actual 1.6 works just over 2300 RPM (with the dual-clutch gearbox in seventh gear): gain comfort and consumption are not of the lowest (14.7 km/l in our tests). About the noise: from the area of the windscreen you hear some rustling aerodynamic. Vigorous the recovery after the slowdown.

New Hyundai i30 Pros and Cons


  • Comfort. Space is good and the suspension effectively filters out small bumps. In addition, the light steering and dual-clutch gearbox reduce stress for the driver.
  • Room amenities. Bi-Xenon headlights are standard, the “climate” conditioner with Ionizer, the way electric driver, the reversing camera, the Navigator and the panoramic glass roof. Not bad
  • Warranty. The cover is five years (compared with two established by law): during the same period have free checks and roadside assistance.


  • Modulation of braking. The brake pedal is all too ready: you are likely to curb more than wanted. Need a foot sensitive.
  • Driver assistance systems. The most modern devices, that reduce the risk of accidents, are not available even as an option.
  • Steering. Should be fine as long as you keep quiet ride; then, however, is slow and inaccurate, even after you click calibrate servo Sport.

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