Hyundai i30 2010 vs Peugeot 308 2011

Hyundai i30
2010 - 2012
Peugeot 308
2011 - 2013
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.4 Petrol1.6 Diesel
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming belt
Engine chain usually needs to be replaced less often than the timing belt, but the cost of replacing the chain is usually higher. Chain motors are considered to be more reliable, but noisier and more vibration generating.


Power: 109 HP92 HP
Torque: 137 NM230 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.7 seconds12.4 seconds
Hyundai i30 is more dynamic to drive.
Hyundai i30 engine produces 17 HP more power than Peugeot 308, but torque is 93 NM less than Peugeot 308. Thanks to more power Hyundai i30 reaches 100 km/h speed 0.7 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.84.1
The Peugeot 308 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
Hyundai i30 consumes 1.7 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Peugeot 308, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Hyundai i30 could require 255 litres more fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 53 litres60 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 910 km in combined cycle1460 km in combined cycle
1010 km on highway1660 km on highway
Peugeot 308 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Engine production duration: 18 years7 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 4 other car models, including Kia Ceed, Hyundai Accent, Kia RIO, Hyundai i20Installed on at least 8 other car models, including Citroen C3, Citroen C4 Picasso, Peugeot 2008, Citroen C4
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts.
Hydraulic tappets: noyes
The Peugeot 308 engine has hydraulic tappets (lifters), providing quieter operation and no need for periodic adjustment, but they are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in case of failure.


Length: 4.28 m4.28 m
Width: 1.78 m1.82 m
Height: 1.48 m1.50 m
Hyundai i30 and Peugeot 308 are practically the same length.
Trunk capacity: 340 litres348 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1250 litres1201 litres
Hyundai i30 has 8 litres less trunk space than the Peugeot 308. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Hyundai i30 (by 49 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.2 meters10.8 meters
The turning circle of the Hyundai i30 is 0.6 metres less than that of the Peugeot 308, which means Hyundai i30 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`7201`800
Safety: no datano 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 Peugeot 308, so Hyundai i30 quality could be a bit better.
Average price (€): 40004800
Pros and Cons: Hyundai i30 has
  • timing chain engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • better manoeuvrability
  • lower price
Peugeot 308 has
  • timing belt engine
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
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