Hyundai i30 2010 vs Renault Megane 2008

Hyundai i30
2010 - 2012
Renault Megane
2008 - 2012
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 HP110 HP
Torque: 137 NM151 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.7 seconds10 seconds
Renault Megane is a more dynamic driving.
Hyundai i30 engine produces 1 HP less power than Renault Megane, whereas torque is 14 NM less than Renault Megane. Due to the lower power, Hyundai i30 reaches 100 km/h speed 1.7 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.86.9
Real fuel consumption: 7.4 l/100km7.6 l/100km
The Hyundai i30 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Hyundai i30 consumes 1.1 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 165 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Hyundai i30 consumes 0.2 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Renault Megane.
Fuel tank capacity: 53 litres60 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 910 km in combined cycle860 km in combined cycle
1010 km on highway1070 km on highway
710 km with real consumption780 km with real consumption


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, 4 cm narrower, while the height of Hyundai i30 is 1 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 340 litres372 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1250 litres1162 litres
Hyundai i30 has 32 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 meters
The turning circle of the Hyundai i30 is 0.8 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`762
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 (€): 40003400
Pros and Cons: Hyundai i30 has
  • timing chain engine
  • lower fuel consumption
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
Renault Megane has
  • timing belt engine
  • more dynamic
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
  • lower price
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