A Week with the Hyundai i30 Tourer

Disclosure: We were provided with this car on loan for a week for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.

Last week, we were fortunate enough to have a Hyundai i30 Tourer to put through its paces whilst we went on our summer adventures.

A Week with the Hyundai i30 Tourer

The i30 Tourer is jam packed with awesome features, many as standard such as Autonomous Emergency Braking, Driver Attention Alert, High Beam Assist and Lane Keeping Assist System. Safety is very much at the heart of the i30 Tourer and is seamlessly integrated.

A Week with the Hyundai i30 Tourer

Fortunately, we didn’t get to test the emergency braking but the lane keeping assistant gives extra peace of mind, especially when combined with the smart cruise control on the motorway. You can actually feel the wheel moving on its own, keeping the car perfectly aligned to the lane markings. Hubby did want to test it extensively, so when it was safe, he took his hands off the wheel by a few centimetres. After a number of seconds, the dashboard lit up almost shouting at him to keep his hands on the wheel!

A Week with the Hyundai i30 Tourer

The i30 Tourer also boasts a Blind Spot Detector, which lights up in the wing mirrors and gives an audible alarm if you indicate and another vehicle is detected in your blind spot. The wing mirror icon will also light up without an alarm to let you know if an object is coming up on you in another lane, handy if you are ‘in the zone’ and just cruising along.

A Week with the Hyundai i30 Tourer

The infotainment system is also very high tech, with a large touch screen display that combines the Sat Nav and music systems. The Sat Nav did seem to take a little while to find routes, but after a few minutes of travelling in roughly in the right direction, it picked up the route and when appropriate, suggested alternate routes due to traffic, road closures and the like. The map was easy to read and, using the stalks at the steering wheel, you can have each turn by turn direction on a mini screen displayed in between the dials on the dashboard. As the driver, you don’t have to potentially take your eyes of the road to see what is coming up next. Safety really is at the core of the i30 Tourer.

A Week with the Hyundai i30 Tourer

The i30 Tourer also boasts a reverse parking camera which automatically initiates on the touch screen. It includes handy guidelines overlaid on the picture that move as you turn the wheel, helping you to line up perfectly in that tight space. Very handy if it’s the last space in the supermarket!

A Week with the Hyundai i30 Tourer

There is plenty of room in the rear of the i30 Tourer, even with two large children’s car seats. The middle section was still able to fold down and the children were able to make use of the cupholders and flat area that it created. It also boasts Isofix and over the top anchor points for car seats. The boot space is large enough for a family of our age, but if you needed a pushchair, this might take up quite a bit of space, but as the i30 Tourer is an estate car, the boot is long enough to accommodate it comfortably.

A Week with the Hyundai i30 Tourer

The children loved the i30 Tourer. It was comfortable for them and even had a nice big sun roof that they loved looking out of as we drove along. It was the perfect size car for our family.

A Week with the Hyundai i30 Tourer

Hubby found the i30 Tourer very comfortable to drive overall, and during winter months, the addition of heated front seats and even a heated steering wheel, would make it enjoyable to drive all year round.

The Hyundai i30 Tourer would be an ideal family car with so many extras to make every journey as safe and comfortable as possible. It’s a shame we only had the car for a week – it’s definitely a contender for when we’re next in the market for a new car!

A Week with the Hyundai i30 Tourer

Disclosure: We were provided with this car on loan for a week for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.

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3 Comments

  1. September 4, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    It certainly has all modcons. My car has all the safety/lane assist stuff – very unnerving when it brakes for me, although it’s good coming back late at night – if you go out of the lane too much, it tells you to stop for coffee.

  2. Karen, the next best thing to mummy
    September 4, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    I have been trying to get a blogging deal to review a camper van, with no luck so far, but this has given me the inspiration to keep trying!

  3. September 5, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    I love the colour! This looks a lovely car, I love that it has reverse parking camera on it, this would make such a difference to me. x

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