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Hyundai i30 2021

Our most recent review of the 2021 Hyundai i30 resulted in a score of 7.7 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Family reviewer Nedahl Stelio had this to say at the time: The Hyundai i30 is a nifty city hatchback that will get you and the family around in comfort and style. It’s easy to drive, has enough space for a family of four and includes a lot of good safety and tech for this accessible price point. The boot is also big enough for most suburban activities and you’d only be looking for something bigger if you were going on a long road trip. 

You can read the full review here.

This is what Nedahl Stelio liked most about this particular version of the Hyundai i30: Value for money, Good safety, Spacious for a small hatch

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

Hyundai i30 2021 Price and Specs

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Hyundai I30 Model Body Type Specs Price
Active Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $23,880
Active Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $21,550
Active 1.6 Crdi Hatchback 1.6L Diesel 7 SP AUTO $24,080
Active 1.6 Crdi Smartsense Hatchback 1.6L Diesel 7 SP AUTO $28,350
Active Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP SEQ AUTO $26,790
Active Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $24,790
Elite Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP SEQ AUTO $30,790
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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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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 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.