Review

Hyundai i30 hatchback

The Hyundai i30 is a family hatchback that comes with a range of economical engines and a five-year/100,000-mile warranty. Buyers can choose between three and five-door models, while the Hyundai i30 Tourer estate offers a bigger boot. All models are spacious inside, with enough room for five adults.

Its main rivals include the well-built Volkswagen Golf and the fun-to-drive Ford Focus, but the i30 also competes with the Kia Cee’d. It shares the Hyundai's parts and comes with a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty.

Engines available range from a 1.4-litre petrol to the 1.6-litre diesel. None are expensive to run and the most fuel economic diesel can achieve 76.3mpg. We would recommend the 126bhp diesel, which returns excellent economy and is quick enough for safe overtakes.

Trim levels run from the basic Classic to Active, Style, Style Nav and Premium. All models come with air-conditioning, a Bluetooth phone connection, voice recognition, and a USB port.