There's no doubt that it is among the best estate cars currently available and it majors on practicality and price though many potential buyers will be put off by the badge. That would be their loss since the Hyundai i30 Tourer really does give the better known brands a good run for the money.
One of the big attractions is the long equipment list which is rather sparse on the entry-level model but others come with satnav and keyless entry. The engines do what owners will want them to do though the entry-level 1.6 litre petrol unit which produces 118 bhp is underwhelming and needs to be worked hard while the diesel engine offers more punch and economy; it should return 70 mpg with emissions of 115g/km and it has a better turn of speed.
Another big plus for the Hyundai i30 Tourer is the excellent five-year unlimited mileage warranty which will bring peace of mind to potential owners and underline its economical ownership. Out on the road, the car is easy to drive and comfortable, particularly with a full load and this is another of its strong points. The boot is 528 litres in size and with the rear seats folded flat, this extends to an impressive 1,640 litres.
Essentially, there's lots to recommend the Hyundai i30 Tourer which will be cheap to run, has plenty of space and has been designed to take a lot of punishment from family use. Let's not hide from the issue either that the resale value of the i30 is rather poor.