Hyundai i30 2010 vs Renault Megane 2012

Hyundai i30
2010 - 2012
Renault Megane
2012 - 2013
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.4 Petrol1.6 Petrol
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 HP106 HP
Torque: 137 NM151 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.7 seconds11.7 seconds
Hyundai i30 engine produces 3 HP more power than Renault Megane, but torque is 14 NM less than Renault Megane.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.86.8
The Hyundai i30 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
Hyundai i30 consumes 1 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Renault Megane, which means that by driving the Hyundai i30 over 15,000 km in a year you can save 150 litres of fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 53 litres60 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 910 km in combined cycle880 km in combined cycle
1010 km on highway1110 km on highway


Engine production duration: 18 years25 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 4 other car models, including Kia Ceed, Hyundai Accent, Kia RIO, Hyundai i20Installed on at least 7 other car models, including Renault Laguna, Renault Scenic, Renault Clio, Dacia Duster
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Renault Megane might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.28 m4.30 m
Width: 1.78 m1.81 m
Height: 1.48 m1.47 m
Both cars are similar in size. Hyundai i30 is 2 cm shorter than the Renault Megane, 3 cm narrower the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 340 litres368 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1250 litres1162 litres
Hyundai i30 has 28 litres less trunk space than the Renault Megane. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Hyundai i30 (by 88 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.2 meters11.1 meters
The turning circle of the Hyundai i30 is 0.9 metres less than that of the Renault Megane, which means Hyundai i30 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`7201`720
Safety: no data

Hyundai i30 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Renault Megane has serious deffects in 30 percent more cases than Hyundai i30, so Hyundai i30 quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 40003800
Pros and Cons: Hyundai i30 has
  • timing chain engine
  • lower fuel consumption
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
Renault Megane has
  • timing belt engine
  • roomier boot
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