Auto Express's comfort ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

The i30 is an excellent car; comfortable, capacious, (especially the estate), is practical, economical and with the diesel engine, good to drive. The icing on the cake is the 5 year warranty and the implied confidence in the cars reliability. Drawbacks are road noise and a slightly hard ride, both due I think, to the lower profile and perhaps the make of tyres fitted to the Style model. I should have chosen the Comfort model but was seduced by the Style's other extras.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nothing has gone wrong in 30,000 miles, although it has developed a few minor trim rattles. Fuel consumption is pretty good - but does depend on fuel source (noticeably lower on asda fuel).tax and insurance are good.we bought a service package with the car, which was good value. Adequate for a 1.6 diesel.has less top-end power than my previous mégane 1.9dci 120 - feels like there's more than the 5bhp difference the figures suggest.

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent blend of style, comfort, practicality, performance and safety wrapped up in a well designed and brilliantly built car.
The standard equipment on the base models is astonishing and having the Premium Sport model just ups the ante.
Chuck in the amazing price point and a 5 year unlimited mileage warranty and I am so glad I didn't go for the second hand Focus instead!
One extremely happy owner, thanks Hyundai!!

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Lively performance for a small (1.4L) petrol engine; good handling; ride a little firm on 16in wheels/55 section tyres; economy disappointing (10% less than the EC Urban figure); spacious interior; comfortable seats; tyres noisy on all but smooth roads.

Overall I'm pleased with the car, but will probably go for something a bit more powerful next time.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

A very good practical car, with lots of safety features, reasonable running costs, although they could reduce co2 to reduce tax - not the cheapest 1.4 to tax. its stylish, reasonably rare, you don,t often see others about, exclusivetivity at a reasonable pric as long as you're not a badge snob!

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

I find the i30 Diesel Estate to be an excellent car both in terms of ride quality , equipment and economy. Due to the size, it is far more practical than a hatchback of a similar size and as such I would have no hesitation in recommending this car to a prospective purchaser.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Very impressed by the level of equipment standard in the basic 1.4 Comfort model. Excellent traction in the snowy weather of the last few weeks has left some 4x4's stuck while the i30 gets through easily.
The build quality is excellent and embarrasses many executive marques.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

the i30 is a great car and i would recommened anyone to go and test drive one before buying a vw or honda for twice the price. it has slightly more road noise than a civic but has none of those nasty squeaks and suspension rattles.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

A fantastic car at an amazing price (even without the scrappage allowance). Makes other hatchbacks seem very expensive and yet still offers all the quality, performance, comfort and economy you could ask for.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

The build quality , ride comfort and spec level on my Hyundai are head and shoulders above anything I have owned before - what a surprise for the money - spread the word - Hyundai is the way forward !

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

A good car, plenty of safety features and very spacious. Fantastic warranty. Let down by poor ride/road noise. Engine struggles, and fuel economy not great. A little more work and could be brilliant.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Perfect little runabout round town & good on long hauls - took it to Scotland over the summer. Fits all luggage, me, partner, the dog & shopping - in comfort. Had a Coupe before this, also v good.

Comfort: 1/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

An honest car, low price but has good safety equipment and includes many extras within the basic model. The suspension is firmer than I would like ove pot holed roads.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

A reliable, practical and stylish car, which doesn't cost the Earth, backed by a 5 year warranty. Definately happy with my purchase!

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

First time start, good acceleration, comfortable ride. Excellent mpg.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for

Extremely well built, stylish with an outstanding drive train.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never let me down. Just normal running costs.

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Ł170 a year road tax is high for new car.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Briliant value for money

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5