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Hyundai i30 CW Sportwagon (2009)

by Barry Green,reviewed August 2009

The Hyundai i30’s reputation as a smart buy has been further strengthened with the addition of a wagon to the lineup.
Basically a hatch with more carrying space, the CW comes comprehensively equipped for a vehicle costing less than $30,000.

Top of the range is the Sportwagon, which lacks little. It drives much like its hatch siblings, with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine providing adequate rather than class leading performance. Its four-speed auto does the job, but the CW would be better served by a five-speed that would improve drivability and fuel economy appreciably.

Our test vehicle averaged 10.3-lites/100 km; well outside the 7.7 ADR figure.
Hyundai i30 CW Sportswagon 2009


Safety and equipment, generous warranty


Four speed auto

Key features

Tilt/reach steering, climate control air-conditioning, 17-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, alarm, immobiliser, leather trim, six-stack CD, rear parking sensors, MP3 and ipod interconnectivity, USB and Bluetooth compatibility


Six airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake distribution, brake assist, electronic stability control, traction control, front seat belt pretensioners

Car Details

Vehicle make Hyundai
Vehicle model i30 CW Sportwagon
Vehicle type Small Under $35,000
Year 2009
Price when new $28,990 MLP
Current price range $ - $

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