Hyundai i20 vs Hyundai i30 – Automotive Comparison
A Complete Hyundai i20 vs Hyundai i30 Comparison from Group 1

Hyundai i20 vs Hyundai i30

The vehicles found on this page are possibly two of the most popular in the current Group 1 Hyundai range. Although the Hyundai i30 has been subsequently discontinued, the pre-owned Hyundai i30 model remains a firm favourite in the South Africa market. Because of this we have decided to do a Hyundai i20 vs Hyundai i30 Buyers’ Comparison, so as to enable you to make the right decision when choosing which of these safe, reliable and eye-catching vehicles would suit your budget and driving needs.

Hyundai i20 Hyundai i30
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Engine / Performance
1.2L | 1.4L ** 1.6L | 1.8L **
61 kW | 74 kW ** 95 kW | 110 kW **
115 Nm | 133 Nm ** 157 Nm | 178 Nm **
Fuel Economy
5.9 L / 100 km | 6.5 L / 100 km 7.68 L / 100 km | 7.8 L / 100 km
140 g/km | 147 g/km ** 152 g/km | 157 g/km **
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Driver & Passenger Driver, Passenger, Side & Curtain Airbags
Braking & Stability
ABS and EBD 4-Wheel Electronic ABS, EBD, ESP & VSM
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Convenience Features
Manual | Automatic Climate Control ** Daul Zone Climate Control
Cruise Control
Not Available Standard
Electric Windows
Front Only | Front & Rear ** Front & Rear
Park Assist
None | Rear ** Rear
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Warranty & Maintenance
Manufacturer’s Warranty
5-Year / 150 000 km 5-Year / 150 000 km
Manufacturer’s Powertrain Warranty
Additional 2-Year / 50 000 km Additional 2-Year / 50 000 km
Roadside Assistance
5-Year / 150 000 km 5-Year / 150 000 km
Service Plan
2-Year / 30 000 km | 3-Year / 60 000 km ** 5-Year / 150 000 km
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The Hyundai i20

The current second generation of Hyundai i20’s has built on the ground-breaking legacy of the first and scores big on safety as well as value for money. It is a massive leap forward in pure engineering quality and offers South Africans the chance to own a vehicle that is exceptionally well built and neatly styled. It also comes with a range of features such as air-conditioning and a USB port as standard, which one would not find in many other competitors cars in the same class or price range. The current engine options of the Hyundai i20 please refer to the comparative table above or visit the Hyundai i20 page.

The Hyundai i20 vs. i30

It is not easy to compare i20 and i30 Hyundai vehicles, as they are aimed at distinctly different segments of the South African automotive market. However the one thing that is easy to do is show you all of the good things that they have in common:

Reliability: Both the Hyundai i20 and the Hyundai i30 have won global recognition as two of the most reliable vehicles in their class.

Safety: The Hyundai i20 and the Hyundai i30 both scored exceptionally well in the Euro NCAP Safety Tests.

Style: Conceived, designed and built using the fluidic design ethos that has helped to launch the modern face of Hyundai, the i20 and the i30 are form, function and beauty all rolled into two amazing cars.

Because of this the difference between buying a Hyundai i20 and a Hyundai i30 boils down to personal taste, budget and your needs as a new Hyundai car owner.

The Hyundai i20 vs Hyundai i30 Comparison

The best way to make up your mind about which of these two vehicles is perfect for you, is to take both for a test drive. The customer focused automotive sales staff at our showrooms in Midrand and Knysna will be only too happy to assist you in this regard. Please also feel free to ask as many Hyundai i20 vs Hyundai i30 comparison questions as you wish, as our staff have great individual model knowledge of the current South African Hyundai vehicle range.

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All Hyundai vehicles with original warranties and/or Hyundai Service and Maintenance Plans, that expired between 1 March and 30 April 2020 will benefit from a warranty/plan extension of up to three months, until 31 May 2020.

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