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Hyundai i30 Tourer estate (2012-2017) - Practicality & boot space

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The Hyundai i30 Tourer is easily one of the most practical cars in its class. The i30 hatchback on which it’s based is a front-runner in the hatchback class, both in terms of boot space and passenger comfort. Storage is class-leading in the i30 Tourer and every passenger has plenty of room.

Hyundai i30 Tourer interior space and storage

Up front, both doors have cavernous pockets that are plenty big enough to pass our two-litre water-bottle test. Oddment boxes and cubbyholes are strewn around the front of the cabin and there are large pockets in the back of the front seats.

In the back, all occupants should be happy, as there’s loads of headroom and a flattened transmission tunnel leaves space for the middle passenger’s feet. This is significantly better than the slightly crowded back row of seats in the Volkswagen Golf estate.

Boot space

The boot of the i30 Tourer is its key selling point. One of the primary functions of an estate car is to carry lots of luggage and the i30 Tourer is one of the best in its class in this respect. Without folding the back seats, there’s a huge 528 litres of space beneath the parcel shelf – 23 litres more than the Golf estate. There’s also a storage tray under the boot, plus fixtures and hooks for fastening down luggage.

With the seats folded down, however, the boot is even more impressive – 1,642 litres puts it ahead of the Renault Megane Sport Tourer and on par with the Kia Cee’d SW.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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