Volkswagen Golf 2009 vs Hyundai i30 2011

Volkswagen Golf
2009 - 2012
Hyundai i30
2011 - 2012
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Petrol1.6 Petrol


Power: 210 HP126 HP
Torque: 280 NM157 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.9 seconds11 seconds
Volkswagen Golf is more dynamic to drive.
Volkswagen Golf engine produces 84 HP more power than Hyundai i30, whereas torque is 123 NM more than Hyundai i30. Thanks to more power Volkswagen Golf reaches 100 km/h speed 4.1 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.35.9
Real fuel consumption: 8.5 l/100km7.6 l/100km
The Hyundai i30 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Volkswagen Golf consumes 1.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Hyundai i30, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Volkswagen Golf could require 210 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Volkswagen Golf consumes 0.9 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Hyundai i30.
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres53 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 750 km in combined cycle890 km in combined cycle
940 km on highway1000 km on highway
640 km with real consumption690 km with real consumption
Hyundai i30 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Length: 4.20 m4.28 m
Width: 1.79 m1.78 m
Height: 1.48 m1.48 m
Both cars are similar in size. Volkswagen Golf is 8 cm shorter than the Hyundai i30, 2 cm wider the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 350 litres340 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1305 litres1250 litres
Even though the car is shorter, Volkswagen Golf has 10 litres more trunk space than the Hyundai i30. The Hyundai i30 may have more interior space, so the cabin could be more spacious and more comfortable for the driver and passengers. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Volkswagen Golf (by 55 litres).
Turning diameter: 11 meters10.2 meters
The turning circle of the Volkswagen Golf is 0.8 metres more than that of the Hyundai i30, which means Volkswagen Golf can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`8701`720
Safety: no data
above average

Volkswagen Golf has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Hyundai i30 has serious deffects in 20 percent more cases than Volkswagen Golf, so Volkswagen Golf quality is probably better
Average price (€): 48003800
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • fewer faults
Hyundai i30 has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • better manoeuvrability
  • lower price
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