Hyundai i30 2010 vs Honda Civic 2008

Hyundai i30
2010 - 2012
Honda Civic
2008 - 2012
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.4 Petrol1.3 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 109 HP99 HP
Torque: 137 NM127 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.7 seconds13 seconds
Hyundai i30 is more dynamic to drive.
Hyundai i30 engine produces 10 HP more power than Honda Civic, whereas torque is 10 NM more than Honda Civic. Thanks to more power Hyundai i30 reaches 100 km/h speed 1.3 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.85.9
Real fuel consumption: 7.4 l/100km6.6 l/100km
The Honda Civic is a better choice in terms of fuel economy based on user-reported consumption, although the specification shows otherwise.
By specification Hyundai i30 consumes 0.1 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Honda Civic, which means that by driving the Hyundai i30 over 15,000 km in a year you can save 15 litres of fuel.
But when we compare the real fuel consumption reported by users, Hyundai i30 consumes 0.8 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Honda Civic.
Fuel tank capacity: 53 litres50 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 910 km in combined cycle840 km in combined cycle
1010 km on highway1000 km on highway
710 km with real consumption750 km with real consumption


Engine production duration: 18 years23 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 4 other car models, including Kia Ceed, Hyundai Accent, Kia RIO, Hyundai i20Used also on Honda Jazz
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts.


Length: 4.28 m4.25 m
Width: 1.78 m1.76 m
Height: 1.48 m1.46 m
Both cars are similar in size. Hyundai i30 is 3 cm longer than the Honda Civic, 2 cm wider, while the height of Hyundai i30 is 2 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 340 litres456 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1250 litres1352 litres
Honda Civic has more luggage space.
Despite its longer length, Hyundai i30 has 116 litres less trunk space than the Honda Civic. This could mean that the Hyundai i30 uses more space in the cabin, so the driver and passengers could be more spacious and comfortable. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Honda Civic (by 102 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.2 meters11 meters
The turning circle of the Hyundai i30 is 0.8 metres less than that of the Honda Civic, which means Hyundai i30 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`7201`690
Safety: no data

below average
Hyundai i30 has slightly fewer faults.
Deffect rate in annual technical inspection is similar for both cars, it's slightly higher for Honda Civic, so Hyundai i30 quality could be a bit better.
Average price (€): 40004400
Pros and Cons: Hyundai i30 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • better manoeuvrability
  • lower price
Honda Civic has
  • roomier boot
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