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Hyundai i30 Accent
- Vital Stats
$15,990 - $19,990
Average sized but big enough
The Hyundai i30 Accent
The Hyundai i30 was the fourth largest selling car in Australia in 2014 and the 2015 model looks set to repeat that performance, or even beat it.
AutoChic tested the i30 Accent and we were pretty darn happy with it. It’s got all the new small car details you’d expect, including a 1.8 litre petrol engine, six speed auto, five inch touch screen with reversing camera and a five year unlimited kilometre warranty.
While function is important in every car, it’s the style that really draws us in, and this baby didn’t disappoint. There’s sleek new European Styling, which gives it a totally luxurious and glamorous feel and its silhouette is sleek and sporty, so it’s a dream to step in and out of.
Performance and Handling Never before has the adjective, “smooth” been so appropriate. The engine revs easily and seems quite powerful, performing beautifully in the city as well as on the open road. We really put it through its paces on some windy National Park roads and it proved to have precise and responsive steering and really effective brakes, which performed perfectly in all conditions.
Speaking of varying conditions, we found driver comfort to be above satisfactory in all cases. We did find, however, that the auto gearbox was challenged somewhat when accelerating from low speeds, which made the engine scream a little, with cabin noise rising and fuel efficiency suffering. To combat this, we’d suggest opting for the Sports mode in the Auto.
With 5 Star ANCAP Rating, Seven Airbags, Traction Control, ABS Brakes, Rear Parking Assist and Rear View Camera, it ticks all the boxes.
Combined Fuel Consumption is 7.3 Litres / 100 km
The interior finish is great. The seats were a little hard, but still super comfortable, and the overall cabin was well laid out with functional storage compartments and air-conditioning controls.
One minus was that the audio dials were hard for the driver to reach on the far left, but this is indicative of the amount of space in this small car’s cabin.
There is more than ample space between the driver and the passenger and every possible nook and cranny is utilised to offer maximum comfort.
This beauty is a very refined hatch, with promises fantastic reliability and offers great value
It's value for money with heaps of cabin space and it's available in Diesel
Difficult to reach radio controls
Soundtrack for this car?
Sugar by Robin Schulz
If this car was personified who would it be?