Browse over 9,000 car reviews

Sorry, there are no cars that match your search

You are here

Hyundai i30

What's on this page

Hyundai i30 Australia

When it launched in 2007, the i30 signalled a bit of a renaissance for Hyundai; it seemed that the Korean brand was no longer content to pump out cheap cars with little charm and appeal.

Thanks to strong styling, generous interior appointments and specialist suspension tuning for Australian roads, the small-sized i30 hatch – and wagon – was impressive enough to win CarsGuide Car of the Year in 2007. With prices ($20,440-$47,910) and features now well into the realm of the Volkswagen Golf and Toyota Corolla, the Hyundai i30 range, starting with the I30 GO and ending with the I30 N Performance LUX S.roof stands not as a cheap alternative, but as a true competitor.

This vehicle is also known as Hyundai Elantra GT.

Hyundai i30 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Hyundai i30 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $20,440 and going to $47,910 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $20,440 $47,910
2021 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $24,790 $30,790
2020 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $20,440 $47,910
2020 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $24,790 $30,790
2019 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $13,100 $45,650
2018 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $11,900 $41,580
2017 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $11,300 $28,160
See All Hyundai i30 Pricing and Specs

Hyundai i30 Colours

  • Polar White
  • Intense Blue
  • Phantom Black
  • Fiery Red
  • Iron Grey
  • Typhoon Silver
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Hyundai i30 Accessories

All Hyundai i30s from the base model ‘Go’ up feature a solid standard equipment list, including air conditioning,, alloy wheels, cruise control, keyless entry and start, LED DRLs, auto headlights, a multi-media control screen, a reversing camera, six-speaker audio (including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth connectivity) and a tyre pressure monitoring system, as well as high-level active and passive safety tech. Moving up through the grades from Active to the Elite, Premium and sporty N-Line brings climate control air, bigger alloy rims, active cruise, digital radio, leather accented upholstery, rain-sensing wipers, and wireless phone charging.

Hyundai i30 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Hyundai i30 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Does the 2.0-litre engine in a 2012 Hyundai i30 have a timing belt or chain?

    The engine in your car uses a rubber timing belt which requires replacement every 90,000km. The design of this engine means a broken timing belt will likely destroy the entire engine, so it’s not something to ignore.

    Show more
  • How do I stop the brake lights staying on in my 2018 Hyundai i30?

    It sounds like the brake-light switch is at fault. These are usually located somewhere in the pedal assembly under the dashboard and, when you push the brake pedal, this simple on-off switch activates the brake lights. If the switch is jammed or stuck, it could cause the brake lights to remain on and cause your flat battery. I’d go with this theory first since a short, sharp whack on the brake pedal turns the lights off, suggesting that it’s a sticky switch that’s your problem.

    You could try to lubricate the switch with a spray lubricant, but in most cases, the permanent fix is to replace the actual switch. It’s not a huge job and shouldn’t cost too much. That said, your car should still be under factory warranty, so it’s the dealer’s job to fix it.

    Show more
  • What car should I replace my 2011 Hyundai i20 with?

    You’ve layed out some challenging requirements here. You’d like a small SUV with a bit of ride comfort and clearly a bit of performance too, given your question about the i30 N.
    I think you’ll find the ride harsh on the i30 N, especially since you found the ride on the Kona harsh already. Keep in mind the i30 N is a hot hatch and has the suspension to match.
    I find the Subaru XV has very nice ride comfort for the small SUV segment, but I also feel that you will be disappointed with the performance from its 2.0-litre engine. You may also want to consider the new Hybrid Toyota C-HR. The Hybrid drive gives it a smidge of extra kick and it’s a fuel consumption hero, too.
    For a better blend of performance and ride, really only the Volkswagen T-Roc and Skoda Karoq are going to excel in the small SUV crowd. In terms of ownership both now have five year warranties, and you can (and should) pre-package five years of servicing on top at a discount.

    Show more
  • Does a 2010 Hyundai i30 have a timing belt or chain?

    The Trophy version of the i30 used exclusively the two-litre petrol engine. As such, it actually has both a timing belt and a timing chain. The engine has twin overhead camshafts, but only the exhaust camshaft is driven by the timing belt from the crankshaft. A short timing chain then takes drive from the exhaust camshaft to the intake camshaft. The engine also features variable valve timing.

    The good news is that you really only have to periodically replace the timing belt (the chain should be maintenance-free for the life of the engine). The recommended replacement interval is every 100,000km.

    Show more
See All Hyundai i30 Q&As
Disclaimer: You acknowledge and agree that all answers are provided as a general guide only and should not be relied upon as bespoke advice. Carsguide is not liable for the accuracy of any information provided in the answers.

Hyundai i30 Fuel Consumption

The Hyundai i30 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel, ULP and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 4.7L/100km for Hatchback /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 Hatchback 4.7L/100km 1.6L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2020 Hatchback 7.3L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2020 Hatchback 8L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2020 Sedan 7L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Hatchback 4.5L/100km 1.6L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2019 Hatchback 7.3L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Hatchback 8L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Hatchback 4.5L/100km 1.6L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2018 Hatchback 7.3L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Hatchback 8L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Hatchback 4.5L/100km 1.6L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2017 Hatchback 7.3L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Hatchback 4.6L/100km 1.6L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2016 Hatchback 7L/100km 1.8L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Wagon 4.8L/100km 1.6L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2016 Wagon 6L/100km 1.6L ULP 7 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Hyundai i30 Pricing and Specs for 2020

Hyundai i30 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Hyundai i30 Hatchback, Sedan and Wagon vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 Hatchback 1455x1795x4340 mm 140 mm
2020 Sedan 1430x1825x4650 mm 140 mm
2019 Hatchback 1455x1795x4340 mm 140 mm
2018 Hatchback 1455x1795x4340 mm 140 mm
2017 Hatchback 1455x1795x4340 mm 140 mm
2016 Hatchback 1470x1780x4300 mm 140 mm
2016 Wagon 1500x1780x4485 mm 140 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai i30 Dimensions

Hyundai i30 Interior

The ambience in the cabin of the i30 Sedan depends on which one your sitting in. The Elite models are lovely - all quality-feeling materials (save the hard plastics on the upper doors), including a vaguely denim-feeling fabric that trims the inner door panels, and those big twin screens that feel plenty tech savvy.

The Active model makes do without the niceties, though, feeling decidedly cheaper inside - a feeling not helped by the fact the smaller 8.0-inch touchscreen is housed in the same surround as the bigger 10.25-inch screen, meaning your suddenly confronted by a lot of flat black plastic.

Hyundai i30 Boot Space

The Hyundai i30 has a boot space size of 395 Litres.
Hyundai i30 Boot space

Hyundai i30 Wheel Size

The Hyundai i30 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x55 R16 for Hatchback in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 16x6.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2020 Sedan 225x45 R17 9 225x45 R17 9
2019 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2018 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2017 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2016 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2016 Wagon 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai i30 Wheel Sizes

Hyundai i30 Towing Capacity

The Hyundai i30 has maximum towing capacity of 1600kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 Sedan 1200kg 1200kg
2020 Hatchback 1300kg 1600kg
2019 Hatchback 1300kg 1600kg
2018 Hatchback 0kg 1600kg
2017 Hatchback 1300kg 1300kg
2016 Hatchback 1300kg 1300kg
2016 Wagon 1400kg 1500kg
See All Towing Capacity for Hyundai i30

Hyundai i30 Speed

The Hyundai i30 Sedan is untested on the sprint to 100km/h, but... it won't be fast. Based on the engine and power delivery, we'd tip somewhere around the 10-second range.

Hyundai i30 Seats

The Hyundai i30 Sedan is a five-seat small car with a surprising amount of room for backseat riders. This is a vehicle you can genuinely fit four adults in in comfort, but you'd best leave that middle seat empty when you do.