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Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDi Classic: Test Drive Review

Date: 15 December 2010   |   Author: Rachel Burgess

Category: Lower medium
P11D price: £13,795
Key rival: Mazda3

The Hyundai i30 doesn't have the sharpest looks when compared with rivals including the Mazda 3, and VW Golf, even in the facelifted form shown here, but does offer great value for money along with a decent interior and surprisingly enjoyable handling and steering.

The entry-level 1.6 diesel costs £13,795, and for 90hp doesn't disappoint on acceleration. As the most eco-friendly of the i30 range, it now emits 115g/km, or with a £200 ISG option, 110g/km, meaning it falls in the lowest BIK band of 13%.

Against the Mazda 3, the i30 wins on price. Mazda doesn't offer an entry-level trim diesel - its one-from-bottom TS 1.6 diesel costs £16,540 - while the 1.6 petrol is £14,230, still £435 more than the i30, which has a WLC of 35.7p per mile compared with the pricier diesel 3's 40.3ppm.

For those willing to try budget brands and non-headturning looks, the i30's a serious contender.

Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDi Classic 5dr manual
P11D price£13,795
Model price range£12,900-£17,450
Fuel consumption67.3mpg
CO2 (tax) 110g/km/(13%)
BIK 20/40% per month£30/£60
Service interval20,000mls
Insurancegroup 13
Warranty5yrs/unlimited mls
Boot space (min/max)340/1250 litres
Engine size/power1582cc/89hp
Top speed/0-62mph107mph/14.0secs
VerdictAn excellent lower-medium
budget option


An excellent lower-medium budget option