Hyundai i30 Tourer estate - Interior & comfort

The Hyundai i30 Tourer is well equipped and comfortable, although the central dash panel feels cheap

Carbuyer Rating

4.2 out of 5

Interior & comfort Rating

4.5 out of 5

Every year, cars get nicer and nicer inside, and the Hyundai i30 Tourer is no exception to this rule. Its dashboard is well set out, the dials are clear to read, it’s easy to get comfortable and all models come very well equipped, with what were once seen as ‘toys’, but are now regarded as modern essentials.

Finding the right driving position is trickier in the i30 Tourer than it is, for example, in the Renault Megane Sport Tourer, while the Hyundai's seats could do with more cushioning; look out for these aspects on any test drive.

Hyundai i30 Tourer dashboard

Although we’ve reservations about how the main horizontal portion of the Tourer’s dashboard feels, elsewhere everything is reasonably pleasing to the touch and cleanly designed. While some manufacturers consign heating and ventilation controls to an infotainment submenu, in the i30 you get physical dials – which makes life easier.

Equipment

The i30 Tourer range is split into five trims: S, SE, SE Nav, Premium and Premium SE. We recommend SE or SE Nav.

Entry-level S trim come with 15-inch alloy wheels, all-round electric windows and cruise control, although not an infotainment touchscreen. Upgrade to SE trim and you’ll have an eight-inch screen with DAB radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while choosing SE Nav brings sat nav and wireless phone charging.

SE trim also includes larger 16-inch alloy wheels, some extra chrome detailing on the outside, a leather steering wheel, foglights and – crucially for an estate car – rear parking sensors and a reversing camera.

Premium brings an electronic handbrake, LED headlights, front parking sensors, two-zone climate control, part-leather heated seats, keyless entry and go, while top-spec Premium SE adds leather seats, a heated steering wheel and a panoramic glass sunroof.

Options

Hyundai’s options list is pretty short, with most kit being taken care of by the five trim levels. Choose SE Nav trim and you can spend £1,000 on LED headlights, 17-inch alloys and dual-zone climate control, though – these are part of the Visibility Pack.

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