5 Reasons why an i30 is better than a Mazda 3 and Corolla

Mazda and Toyota have long held their own in the car market, pumping out vehicles that have been met with considerable customer interest.

Mazda and Toyota have long held their own in the car market, pumping out vehicles that have been met with considerable customer interest.

Hyundai was left on the side-lines, with a niche band of loyal buyers hungry for value for money. However, that all changed a few years ago.

In 2012, Hyundai fired back at Mazda and Toyota by releasing the i30. It was the answer to the cries of the public – a car both visibly appealing, and easily condonable as a sensible purchase in the minds of the buyer.

Hyundai heralded the new age of stylish yet cost-effective cars. Their two key competitors in Australia, Mazda and Toyota, returned fire with the Mazda 3 and the Corolla. But they didn’t quite hit the mark.

Here’s why the i30 is your sensible choice

It looks stylish. It drives well. And it’s in most people’s price range. Can you ask for much more? If you don’t love it already, you definitely will after checking out these 5 points.

5 Reasons why an i30 is better than a Mazda 3 and Corolla

1) IT’S RIDICULOUSLY RELIABLE

We’re not kidding. There’s a reason it’s consistently voted Australia’s best small car. It’s because it’s reliable. Sure, the i30 opens up its engine when you let it loose on a straight stretch of road, but you also don’t have to worry about anything going wrong in the process. The car performs well no matter what surface you’re driving on – from bitumen to dirt roads and everything in between. The i30 also comes with better-than-average warranty, giving you added peace of mind.

5 Reasons why an i30 is better than a Mazda 3 and Corolla

2) IT’S A SUPER SAFE DRIVE

We’re sure you’ve heard the horror stories about some manufacturers releasing thousands of cars, only having to issue a recall some time later due to faulty parts. If that’s not enough to make you want to buy a bicycle instead, it should definitely be enough to focus your search on finding a car company that cares about safety – from the start.

That’s an understatement for Hyundai. In fact, it’s rare to find a manufacturer who cares this much. The 2017 i30 comes with a complete set of the latest and greatest safety technology with front, side, curtain and driver knee airbags, autonomous braking and lane shift alert to overcome driver error.

You don’t even have to pay more for these features. They come as standard on the i30. If you’re buying a Mazda or Toyota, be prepared to fork over a couple extra thousand just to get on the same level.

5 Reasons why an i30 is better than a Mazda 3 and Corolla

3) IT’S JAM-PACKED WITH USEFUL FEATURES

Climb into the driver’s seat of a new i30 and you’ll know you’re behind the wheel of a 2017-model car. Sleek, soft-touch finishes complement the conservative, minimalist design of this car, combined seamlessly with several handy features.

Sure, it comes with all the up-to-date features a modern car should have – electric windows, multifunction steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, LED running lights... But this is an entry-level car. For the same basic features in the Mazda’s cheapest 3-model, you’ll need to spend a few thousand dollars more.

5 Reasons why an i30 is better than a Mazda 3 and Corolla

4) IT’S KIND TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT

Let’s talk about price again for a second. The Hyundai i30 starts at around $21,490. The Corolla might just undercut it at a few dollars less, but you’ll lose a few features and a lot of build quality in the process.

The i30 isn’t just kind on initial price. It’ll continue to shine through with value every time you drive it. Why? Raw modern-engineered fuel efficiency.

In more powerful cars, everyday use will have you standing at the pumps a couple of times a week. With the i30, you can drive it around town and the fuel needle will hardly budge.

The 1.6L turbo petrol engine delivers exceptional fuel economy, impressive low-end torque and sharp throttle response. Active, Elite, and Premium models take fuel efficiency to the next level, easily bringing home an acceptable 7.4 litres/100km. In contrast, the Mazda 3 is reported to achieve 5.3 litres/100km. The highest the Corolla can offer is around 7.0 litres/100km, and that’s with their $30,020 ZR model.

5 Reasons why an i30 is better than a Mazda 3 and Corolla

5) IT’S LOVED BY BASICALLY EVERYONE

You don’t win best small car of the year 6 times if people are impartial. No, the Hyundai i30 has been welcomed by a stunning reception in Australia, with the Korean manufacturer bringing home an expert rating of 8.3/10 from the pros over at CarsGuide.com.au. The Mazda 3 and Toyota Corolla come in joint 2nd place with a 7.5/10 rating.

There’s more than just the safety, cost-effectiveness and features that the Australian public love the i30 for. Every model comes with a full 5-year warranty and roadside assistance, as well as 5 annual vehicle health checks. Hyundai truly cares about you and they give you a whole lot of bang for your buck.

WE LOVE THE I30 AND WE KNOW YOU WILL, TOO.

When you’ve sat behind the wheel and experienced all the i30 has to offer, it’s impossible not to be excited about it.

If you’re interested in the Hyundai i30 and want to discover what all the fuss is about, why not come and find out?

Book a test drive today and witness first-hand what this extraordinary car can do.

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