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BabyDrive Verdict

The 2019 Hyundai i30 hatch is one of Australia's best selling cars and it's easy to see why. The i30 Elite is a fuss-free and sporty little hatch that I found great to use with my family and seemed to tick a lot of boxes for an affordable and fun family hatch, in the BabyDrive testing.

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The i30 Elite is jammed full of safety features and has a fantastic media system for a car of this price. With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well, the media system was easy to use.

Hyundai i30 Elite

The built-in sat-nav is good and you can mute the voice guidance easily on the screen which is a fantastic feature.

The i30 Elite is fun and nippy little car to drive, it's smooth and quite quiet too. Being a hatch it is nice and small making it easy to maneuver around town and tight supermarket car parks.

I found the Hyundai i30 fits two child seats and installing child seats was simple. It has ISOFix points in the two outer rear seats and top tether anchorages on the back of all three rear seatbacks.

Hyundai i30 Elite

Legroom is good in the 2019 Hyundai i30 and amazingly for a small hatch, there was room a 182cm driver and passenger in the front of rear-facing child seats.

Boot space is good in the i30 too. When it is empty it holds ten shopping bags, which is one more than a Toyota Corolla, the same as a Mazda3 and one less than a Kia Cerato, or you could fit a medium-sized dog.

All sizes of stroller and pram fit in the boot with some shopping bags too. If you remove the parcel shelf, the twin stroller fits with five shopping bags which is really practical for family use.

Interior storage is compact but practical, with cup holders in both rows of seats and a sensibly sized glove box.

The door bins in both rows will hold a large refillable water bottle which is great.

The Hyundai i30 is a modern-looking car on the exterior and the interior is clean, practical and fresh too.

The Hyundai i30 is a great car for a family of four and I highly recommend it to families looking for a small and affordable family car.

The i30 hatch has a five-star ANCAP safety rating and seven airbags as standard.


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Tace Clifford
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Tace Clifford founded BabyDrive in 2017 after discovering a huge information gap in mainstream car reviews that left new parents and expanding families in the dark when it came to one of the biggest purchasing decisions of their lives.


  1. Hi, thanks for taking the time to do these reviews, they’re very helpful! Just wanted clarification regarding the legroom for the driver with a rear facing baby seat behind, as the video would suggest it’s a tight space for anyone over 162cm, but the text reads differently?

    • Ah yes what do you call a verbal typo? Great thing about the i30 is room for a tall driver in front of a rear facing seat. Glad you find the reviews useful 🙂

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