Hyundai i30 Tourer estate (2012-2017) - Reliability & safety

Hyundai has a strong reputation for build quality

Carbuyer Rating

3.9 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

Hyundai has one of the best warranty provisions of any new car on sale at the moment, with five years of unlimited-mileage peace-of-mind coming with every i30 Tourer. This puts it far ahead of the relatively paltry warranties provided with European rivals like the Volkswagen Golf estate and the Peugeot 308 estate.

Hyundai i30 Tourer reliability

Hyundai’s warranty is backed up by a general reputation for reliability. The majority of Hyundai i30 drivers who’ve commented on the Carbuyer site are pleased with the car’s ruggedness, although some questions about build quality have been raised in our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey.

One of the key selling points of the Hyundai range is the availability of low-cost pre-paid servicing options. These vary in price depending on fuel type, but are generally good value and complement the five-year warranty. The Hyundai also has longer service intervals than some of its competitors.

Safety

The Hyundai i30 hatchback, on which the Tourer is based, is a safe car. It scored five out of five stars in Euro NCAP crash-testing, attaining 90% for adult and child occupant protection. The only section that let it down was pedestrian protection, which was still an adequate 67%. However, these scores are from 2012 and the Euro NCAP test has been tightened up since.

Hill hold makes setting off from inclines easy and safe, while the back seats are equipped with two ISOFIX mounting points for child seats. Also, the front airbag can be deactivated if you’re using a rear-facing child seat. Every model gets six airbags, electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes as s

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