Hyundai I30 Active Sedan 2021 Radio Review

Hyundai i30 SedanWhen you think of Hyundai i30 you think of a hatch, yet this week I drove a i30 sedan version.

With the push towards SUVs and hatchbacks, the smaller sedan segment is slowly dying yet there are a number of good cars there. The Hyubdai i30 sedan being one.

This week I drove the entry level Active 2.0L petrol version with a 6 seed automatic. The combination was adequate without being exciting.

The active model features as standard a leather interior, rear camera and rear parking sensors, and wireless (Qi standard) smartphone charging.

It also has a large 10 inch digital screen for the instruments in front of the driver. Having leather seats in the base model is a welcome bonus. They are comfortable and practical.

I30 Active also boasts SmartSenseTM advanced safety technologies, including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist and more.

Hyundai i30 Sedan

Its also surprisingly stylish with sleek lines and a presence beyond its price. I tend to prefer the practicality of a hatch or wagon but the sedan adds a welcome alternative choice at around $26.790 plus the usual costs its not bad value either.

Im Rob Fraser

What’s good:-

  • Sleek style
  • Safety features
  • Leather seats in entry model

What’s not so good:-

  • No lumbar support
  • Overly angular styling on profile
  • Lacking a few features for the price

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Model:   Hyundai i30 Active sedan 

  • Model Price       $26,790 MLP*
  • Engine                 2.0L 4 Cyl Petrol
  • Drivetrain           6 Sp AT FWD
  • Power                 117kW @ 6,200rpm
  • Torque                191Nm @ 4,500rpm
  • Safety                  TBC
  • CO2                     159g/km
  • Economy ADR   7.0 L/100 km
  • Servicing             TBA Price 12mths/15,000km
  • Warranty           5 Yrs. / Unlimited km with 1 yr Roadside Assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

 Overall Rating: 84/100

  • Behind the Wheel           7
  • Comfort                            8
  • Equipment                       7
  • Performance                    7
  • Ride & Handling              8
  • Practicality                        7
  • Fit for Purpose                8
  • Street appeal                   7
  • Envirocar                         7
  • Value for Money             8

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.