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Hyundai i30 2021

The 2021 Hyundai i30 range of configurations is currently priced from $23,420. Our most recent review of the 2021 Hyundai i30 resulted in a score of 8 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing Journalist Byron Mathioudakis had this to say at the time: Right now, the N-Line with the DCT is the fastest auto i30 you can buy, and that – plus all the luxuries and features that the Premium includes – makes it an attractive grand touring small car with sufficient speed and athleticism to entertain the keener driver.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Byron Mathioudakis liked most about this particular version of the Hyundai i30: Appealing design, Excellent cabin upgrade, Lively performance and handling

The Hyundai i30 2021 comes in a Hatchback and Sedan and competes with similar models like the Toyota Corolla, Kia Cerato and Honda Civic in the Under $25k category category.

The 2021 Hyundai i30 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1600 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Hyundai i30 is also known as the Hyundai Elantra GT in markets outside Australia.

Hyundai i30 2021 Price and Specs

The Hyundai i30 2021 is currently available from $23,420 for the I30 (base) up to $52,000 for the I30 N Premium With Sunroof.

Pricing guides

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Hyundai I30 Model Body Type Specs Price
Active Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $26,920
(base) Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $25,420
(base) Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $23,420
Elite Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $30,220
Active Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP SEQ AUTO $27,190
Active Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $25,190
Elite Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP SEQ AUTO $31,190
N Line Sedan 1.6L ULP 7 SP AUTO $32,690
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Hyundai i30 2021 Colours

The i30 hatch is available in a gamut of colours depending on the spec level chosen. On all grades only the default Polar White is free, with other colours carrying a $495 premium. There are seven colours available in the range: white, black, grey, silver, blue, and red, with a bonus orange being unique to the N-Line grade. The i30 N can be had in two different grey shades to the rest of the range, and offers its own unique 'Performance blue' shade.

  • Polar White
  • Amazon Gray
  • Intense Blue
  • Fiery Red
  • Fluid Metal
  • Phantom Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Hyundai i30 2021 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 2021 Q&As

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

  • What is causing my 2013 Hyundai i30's rough cold start?

    Any smoke from the exhaust of a car suggests there’s something wrong with the fuel system or that there’s wear inside the engine. I’m leaning towards the fuel system in this case, though, as a cold-start is when the fuelling system is under the greatest stress.

    To make a cold engine run properly, the engine’s fuel-air ratio has to be altered (more fuel and less air than when the engine is up to temperature). To know how much extra fuel, the engine has a range of sensors that measure the temperature of the air going into the engine, the temperature of the engine itself, the flow of air, as well as sensors that sniff what’s coming out of the tailpipe to make sure the mixture is just right. If any of these sensors begin to send false information to the engine’s computer, the mixture can be incorrect and the rough running, poor idling and visible smoke can be the results.

    Even something as simple as the stepper-motor, which controls the idle speed of the car, can be the cause of rough idling, but that’s less likely to contribute to gales of smoke from the exhaust. The best advice is to have the car scanned and see if the computer has logged any faults. Smoke from the engine might also warrant a compression test of the engine’s cylinders, too. From there, you can make a more informed diagnosis and replace only the faulty parts.

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  • Why is it hard to star my Hyundai i30?

    The hard starting and loss of power sound to me like a problem with the fuel pick-up or the fuel pump. In your Hyundai, the fuel filter is part of the pump assembly and lives in the actual fuel tank. Replacing the filter involves removing the pump from the tank, changing the filter and then replacing the whole assembly into the tank. If a hose has been crimped or an air leak introduced into this system, the pump may not be able to supply the engine with all the fuel it needs. A cold start-up is when an engine will suffer from this leak, while tight turns on a roundabout could be enough to starve the engine of fuel if the pick-up (the hose that dips into the petrol in the tank) isn’t in the right position inside the tank. The fact that these problems started when the car received a new fuel filter is a pretty good clue that something was not quite right when the car was put back together. I’d be going back to the workshop that fitted the filter, explaining the problem and giving the shop the opportunity to put things right.

    The noise in your steering system is almost certainly due to a well known problem with these cars. The electrically-assisted steering system in your car uses a rubber coupling which can deteriorate over time. When this happens, a click or clunk can be heard. The solution is to have the rubber coupling replaced. Because the problem didn’t cause steering failure, Hyundai didn’t issue a recall for this, but a batch of earlier i30s (some cars built in 2007 and 2008) did have a steering coupling that could fail completely, leading to a loss of steering., These were recalled by Hyundai as part of a safety recall back in 2014.

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  • Hyundai i35 - Did this model ever exist?

    The answer is no, but Hyundai's naming policy was very confusing during the 2010s.

    The original i30 of 2007 introduced the alphanumerical naming policy and signified a different approach to vehicle engineering, with a European focus with higher-quality engineering rather than a low price to take on class leaders like on the Volkswagen Golf.

    Thus 'i' something became a sort of premium nomenclature, and of course is still used to denote this on models like the i30 and Europe's i10 and i20 small cars There was also the German-engineered i40 midsized sedan and wagon until 2018.

    But here's where Hyundai muddied its own waters.

    In 2010 the larger, American-market Sonata was rebadged i45 for Australia and New Zealand – even though an 'x' and a '5' rather than a '0' meant crossover or SUV, as illustrated by the very popular second-generation Tucson being renamed ix35 in Australia and some other markets from 2009 to 2015 – though this naming policy was abandoned for the third-generation Tucson from 2015. While strikingly styled, there was nothing European about the i45, and it too returned to being badged Sonata from 2015.

    So... i10, 120, i30, i40 and i45 for Australia, but no i35.

    Thank you.

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  • Should I buy a 2013 Hyundai i30?

    That’s actually not a lot of kilometres for a modern car, even a small hatchback like a Hyundai i30. Modern cars are actually a lot more durable in the long term than older ones, so I wouldn’t be worried about the distance travelled. Given that the average car in Australia travels about 15,000km a year, 108,000 is actually about right for a car that’s now eight years old.

    That said, the car’s chances of being reliable for the next few years will pivot on how it has been maintained by its previous owners. Make sure the car you buy has a full service history with no gaps in that document suggesting it has missed any scheduled preventative maintenance. Unfortunately, many people who purchase budget cars like the Hyundai tend to maintain them in a similar way and that often means corners are cut. But if the service history is intact and complete, there’s no reason to suspect the car won’t offer years of reliable service. The price you’ve been quoted seems about right for the car in question.

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Hyundai i30 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 Hyundai i30 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Hyundai i30 currently offers fuel consumption from 6.8 to 8.8L/100km. The Hyundai i30 is available with the following fuel types: ULP and PULP.

Hyundai i30 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Active Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 7.4L/100km
N Hatchback 2.0L,PULP,6 SP MAN 8.5L/100km
Active Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP SEQ AUTO 7L/100km
Active Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 7L/100km
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Hyundai i30 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 Hyundai i30 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1825mm x 1455mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Hyundai i30 2021 Dimensions  include 1455mm height, 1795mm width, 4340mm length.
Hyundai i30 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
base Hatchback 1455x1795x4340 mm 140 mm
Special Edition Hatchback 1455x1795x4340 mm 140 mm
Active Hatchback 1455x1795x4340 mm 140 mm
N Line Hatchback 1453x1795x4345 mm 135 mm
Active Sedan 1430x1825x4650 mm 140 mm
N Line Special Edition Sedan 1430x1825x4675 mm 140 mm
N Line Sedan 1430x1825x4675 mm 140 mm
Elite Sedan 1430x1825x4650 mm 140 mm
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Hyundai i30 2021 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 2021 Boot Space

The Hyundai i30 hatchback has a boot space of 395 litres. If you need a bigger cargo capacity the sedan will suit your needs, with 474L of boot space on offer.

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Hyundai i30 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 Hyundai i30 will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

Hyundai i30 Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
base Hatchback 205x55 R16 9 205x55 R16 9
Special Edition Hatchback 205x55 R16 9 205x55 R16 9
Active Hatchback 225x45 R17 9 225x45 R17 9
N Line Hatchback 225x40 R18 9 225x40 R18 9
Active Sedan 225x45 R17 9 225x45 R17 9
N Line Special Edition Sedan 235x40 R18 9 235x40 R18 9
N Line Sedan 235x40 R18 9 235x40 R18 9
Elite Sedan 225x45 R17 9 225x45 R17 9
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Hyundai i30 2021 Towing capacity

The Hyundai i30’s towing capacity ranges from 1100kg to 1600kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Hyundai i30 Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
base Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1300kg
Special Edition Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1300kg
base Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1300kg
Active Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1300kg
Active Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
Active Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP SEQ AUTO 1200kg
N Line Special Edition Sedan 1.6L,ULP,7 SP AUTO 1100kg
N Line Sedan 1.6L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
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Hyundai i30 2021 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 2021 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.