Hyundai i30 2010 vs Volvo C30 2009

Hyundai i30
2010 - 2012
Volvo C30
2009 - 2013
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.4 Petrol2.0 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 109 HP145 HP
Torque: 137 NM185 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.7 seconds9.4 seconds
Volvo C30 is a more dynamic driving.
Hyundai i30 engine produces 36 HP less power than Volvo C30, whereas torque is 48 NM less than Volvo C30. Due to the lower power, Hyundai i30 reaches 100 km/h speed 2.3 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.87.6
Real fuel consumption: 7.4 l/100km8.3 l/100km
The Hyundai i30 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Hyundai i30 consumes 1.8 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volvo C30, which means that by driving the Hyundai i30 over 15,000 km in a year you can save 270 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Hyundai i30 consumes 0.9 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volvo C30.
Fuel tank capacity: 53 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 910 km in combined cycle720 km in combined cycle
1010 km on highway940 km on highway
710 km with real consumption660 km with real consumption
Hyundai i30 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Engine production duration: 18 years6 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 4 other car models, including Kia Ceed, Hyundai Accent, Kia RIO, Hyundai i20Installed on at least 4 other car models, including Volvo V70, Volvo S80, Volvo V50, Volvo S40
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Hyundai i30 might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.28 m4.27 m
Width: 1.78 m1.78 m
Height: 1.48 m1.44 m
Both cars are similar in size. Hyundai i30 is 1 cm longer than the Volvo C30, width is practically the same , while the height of Hyundai i30 is 4 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 340 litres251 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1250 litres921 litres
Hyundai i30 has more luggage capacity.
Hyundai i30 has 89 litres more trunk space than the Volvo C30. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Hyundai i30 (by 329 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.2 meters10.6 meters
The turning circle of the Hyundai i30 is 0.4 metres less than that of the Volvo C30, which means Hyundai i30 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`7201`750
Safety: no data
below average

below average
Hyundai i30 has slightly fewer faults.
Deffect rate in annual technical inspection is similar for both cars, it's slightly higher for Volvo C30, so Hyundai i30 quality could be a bit better.
Average price (€): 36005000
Pros and Cons: Hyundai i30 has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
  • lower price
Volvo C30 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
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