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Compare Kia K9 II vs Hyundai i30 III Hatchback facelift

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Neoscore
76%
32%
Pros
  • Superb styling with elegance and sportiness
  • Naturally-aspirated V8 still available
  • Multi-link suspensions all-around
  • Decent build quality
  • Decent performance
  • Good handling
Cons
  • Kia is getting addicted to AWD
  • Only available with small engines
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

Variants

3.3 T-GDI
3.3 T-GDI AWD
3.8 GDI
3.8 GDI AWD
5.0 GDI AWD
1.0 T-GDi
1.0 T-GDi DCT
1.5 DPi
1.5 T-GDi
1.5 T-GDi DCT
1.6 CRDi 115
1.6 CRDi 115 DCT
1.6 CRDi 136
1.6 CRDi 136 DCT
i30 N Performance
i30 N Performance DCT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
1.0 T-GDi395 L / 13.9 cu-ft ~ 1301 L / 45.9 cu-ft1.0 T-GDi DCT395 L / 13.9 cu-ft ~ 1301 L / 45.9 cu-ft1.5 DPi395 L / 13.9 cu-ft ~ 1301 L / 45.9 cu-ft1.5 T-GDi395 L / 13.9 cu-ft ~ 1301 L / 45.9 cu-ft1.5 T-GDi DCT395 L / 13.9 cu-ft ~ 1301 L / 45.9 cu-ft1.6 CRDi 115395 L / 13.9 cu-ft ~ 1301 L / 45.9 cu-ft1.6 CRDi 115 DCT395 L / 13.9 cu-ft ~ 1301 L / 45.9 cu-ft1.6 CRDi 136395 L / 13.9 cu-ft ~ 1301 L / 45.9 cu-ft1.6 CRDi 136 DCT395 L / 13.9 cu-ft ~ 1301 L / 45.9 cu-fti30 N Performance381 L / 13.5 cu-ft ~ 1287 L / 45.4 cu-fti30 N Performance DCT381 L / 13.5 cu-ft ~ 1287 L / 45.4 cu-ft
Fuel Capacity
50.0 L / 13.2 gal
Passengers
5
5
Payload
1.0 T-GDi576 kg / 1270 lbs1.0 T-GDi DCT576 kg / 1270 lbs1.5 DPi574 kg / 1265 lbs1.5 T-GDi580 kg / 1279 lbs1.5 T-GDi DCT578 kg / 1274 lbs1.6 CRDi 115577 kg / 1272 lbs1.6 CRDi 115 DCT577 kg / 1272 lbs1.6 CRDi 136577 kg / 1272 lbs1.6 CRDi 136 DCT577 kg / 1272 lbsi30 N Performance451 kg / 994 lbsi30 N Performance DCT435 kg / 959 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Disc, 345 mm
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Disc, 314 mm
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Multi-link
Tire Size
3.3 T-GDI245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W3.3 T-GDI AWD245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W3.8 GDI245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W3.8 GDI AWD245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W5.0 GDI AWD275/40 R19 101W
235/35 R19 Y
Turning Circle
11.7 m / 38.2 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan
1.0 T-GDi5-door Hatchback1.0 T-GDi DCT5-door Hatchback1.5 DPi5-door Hatchback1.5 T-GDi5-door mild-hybrid Hatchback1.5 T-GDi DCT5-door mild-hybrid Hatchback1.6 CRDi 1155-door Hatchback1.6 CRDi 115 DCT5-door Hatchback1.6 CRDi 1365-door mild-hybrid Hatchback1.6 CRDi 136 DCT5-door mild-hybrid Hatchbacki30 N Performance5-door Hatchbacki30 N Performance DCT5-door Hatchback

Dimensions

Size | Height
1490 mm / 58.7 in
1.0 T-GDi1455 mm / 57.3 in1.0 T-GDi DCT1455 mm / 57.3 in1.5 DPi1455 mm / 57.3 in1.5 T-GDi1455 mm / 57.3 in1.5 T-GDi DCT1455 mm / 57.3 in1.6 CRDi 1151455 mm / 57.3 in1.6 CRDi 115 DCT1455 mm / 57.3 in1.6 CRDi 1361455 mm / 57.3 in1.6 CRDi 136 DCT1455 mm / 57.3 ini30 N Performance1419 mm / 55.9 ini30 N Performance DCT1419 mm / 55.9 in
Size | Length
5120 mm / 201.6 in
4340 mm / 170.9 in
Size | Width
1915 mm / 75.4 in
1795 mm / 70.7 in
Track Width | Front
3.3 T-GDI1629.0 mm / 64.1 in3.3 T-GDI AWD1629.0 mm / 64.1 in3.8 GDI1629.0 mm / 64.1 in3.8 GDI AWD1629.0 mm / 64.1 in5.0 GDI AWD1639.0 mm / 64.5 in
Track Width | Rear
1639.0 mm / 64.5 in
Weight
3.3 T-GDI2015.0 kg / 4442.3 lbs3.3 T-GDI AWD2085.0 kg / 4596.6 lbs3.8 GDI1915.0 kg / 4221.9 lbs3.8 GDI AWD1985.0 kg / 4376.2 lbs5.0 GDI AWD2165.0 kg / 4773.0 lbs
1.0 T-GDi1204.0 kg / 2654.4 lbs1.0 T-GDi DCT1234.0 kg / 2720.5 lbs1.5 DPi1176.0 kg / 2592.6 lbs1.5 T-GDi1250.0 kg / 2755.8 lbs1.5 T-GDi DCT1282.0 kg / 2826.3 lbs1.6 CRDi 1151313.0 kg / 2894.7 lbs1.6 CRDi 115 DCT1343.0 kg / 2960.8 lbs1.6 CRDi 1361313.0 kg / 2894.7 lbs1.6 CRDi 136 DCT1343.0 kg / 2960.8 lbsi30 N Performance1419.0 kg / 3128.4 lbsi30 N Performance DCT1455.0 kg / 3207.7 lbs
Wheel Size
3.3 T-GDI18 in, 19 in3.3 T-GDI AWD18 in, 19 in3.8 GDI18 in, 19 in3.8 GDI AWD18 in, 19 in5.0 GDI AWD19 in
8.0J x 19
Wheelbase
3105 mm / 122.2 in
2650 mm / 104.3 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
1.0 T-GDi11.2 sec1.0 T-GDi DCT11.2 sec1.5 DPi12.3 sec1.5 T-GDi8.4 sec1.5 T-GDi DCT8.6 sec1.6 CRDi 11510.9 sec1.6 CRDi 115 DCT10.9 sec1.6 CRDi 13610.2 sec1.6 CRDi 136 DCT9.9 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
1.0 T-GDi10.6 sec1.0 T-GDi DCT10.6 sec1.5 DPi11.7 sec1.5 T-GDi8.0 sec1.5 T-GDi DCT8.2 sec1.6 CRDi 11510.4 sec1.6 CRDi 115 DCT10.4 sec1.6 CRDi 1369.7 sec1.6 CRDi 136 DCT9.4 sec
Braking | 100 km/h - 0
34.6 m / 113.5 ft
CO2 Emission
3.3 T-GDI199 g/km3.3 T-GDI AWD213 g/km3.8 GDI192 ~ 196 g/km3.8 GDI AWD204 ~ 207 g/km5.0 GDI AWD231 g/km
Fuel Economy
21 mpg3.3 T-GDI11.5 L/100km / 20.5 MPG (combined) | 13.5 L/100km / 17.4 MPG (urban) | 9.2 L/100km / 25.6 MPG (highway)3.3 T-GDI AWD12.3 L/100km / 19.1 MPG (combined) | 14.2 L/100km / 16.6 MPG (urban) | 9.9 L/100km / 23.8 MPG (highway)3.8 GDI11.1 L/100km / 21.2 MPG (combined) | 12.8 L/100km / 18.4 MPG (urban) | 9.1 L/100km / 25.8 MPG (highway)3.8 GDI AWD11.9 L/100km / 19.8 MPG (combined) | 13.7 L/100km / 17.2 MPG (urban) | 9.7 L/100km / 24.2 MPG (highway)5.0 GDI AWD13.3 L/100km / 17.7 MPG (combined) | 15.6 L/100km / 15.1 MPG (urban) | 10.5 L/100km / 22.4 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
1.0 T-GDi196.0 km/h / 121.8 mph1.0 T-GDi DCT196.0 km/h / 121.8 mph1.5 DPi187.0 km/h / 116.2 mph1.5 T-GDi210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph1.5 T-GDi DCT210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph1.6 CRDi 115192.0 km/h / 119.3 mph1.6 CRDi 115 DCT192.0 km/h / 119.3 mph1.6 CRDi 136200.0 km/h / 124.3 mph1.6 CRDi 136 DCT200.0 km/h / 124.3 mphi30 N Performance249.0 km/h / 154.7 mphi30 N Performance DCT249.0 km/h / 154.7 mph
Towing Capacity
1.0 T-GDi600 kg / 1323 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1200 kg / 2646 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)1.0 T-GDi DCT300 kg / 661 lbs (w/o brakes) | 700 kg / 1543 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)1.5 DPi600 kg / 1323 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1200 kg / 2646 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)1.5 T-GDi600 kg / 1323 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1200 kg / 2646 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)1.5 T-GDi DCT600 kg / 1323 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1200 kg / 2646 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)1.6 CRDi 115650 kg / 1433 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)1.6 CRDi 115 DCT650 kg / 1433 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)1.6 CRDi 136650 kg / 1433 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)1.6 CRDi 136 DCT650 kg / 1433 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)i30 N Performance700 kg / 1543 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1600 kg / 3527 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)i30 N Performance DCT700 kg / 1543 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1600 kg / 3527 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
3.3 T-GDIRear-wheel drive3.3 T-GDI AWDAll-wheel drive3.8 GDIRear-wheel drive3.8 GDI AWDAll-wheel drive5.0 GDI AWDAll-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Emission Standard
1.0 T-GDiEURO 6d1.0 T-GDi DCTEURO 6d1.5 DPiEURO 6d1.5 T-GDiEURO 6d1.5 T-GDi DCTEURO 6d1.6 CRDi 115EURO 6d TEMP1.6 CRDi 115 DCTEURO 6d TEMP1.6 CRDi 136EURO 6d TEMP1.6 CRDi 136 DCTEURO 6d TEMPi30 N PerformanceEuro 6di30 N Performance DCTEuro 6d
Engine
3.3 T-GDIG6DH3.3 T-GDI AWDG6DH3.8 GDIG6DJ3.8 GDI AWDG6DJ5.0 GDI AWDG8BE
Engine | Bore
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Engine | Displacement
3.3 T-GDI3.3 L / 203.9 cu-in / 3342.0 cc3.3 T-GDI AWD3.3 L / 203.9 cu-in / 3342.0 cc3.8 GDI3.8 L / 230.5 cu-in / 3778.0 cc3.8 GDI AWD3.8 L / 230.5 cu-in / 3778.0 cc5.0 GDI AWD5.0 L / 307.4 cu-in / 5038.0 cc
1.0 T-GDi1.0 L / 60.9 cu-in / 998.0 cc1.0 T-GDi DCT1.0 L / 60.9 cu-in / 998.0 cc1.5 DPi1.5 L / 91.4 cu-in / 1498.0 cc1.5 T-GDi1.5 L / 90.4 cu-in / 1482.0 cc1.5 T-GDi DCT1.5 L / 90.4 cu-in / 1482.0 cc1.6 CRDi 1151.6 L / 97.5 cu-in / 1598.0 cc1.6 CRDi 115 DCT1.6 L / 97.5 cu-in / 1598.0 cc1.6 CRDi 1361.6 L / 97.5 cu-in / 1598.0 cc1.6 CRDi 136 DCT1.6 L / 97.5 cu-in / 1598.0 cci30 N Performance2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cci30 N Performance DCT2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc
Engine | Power
3.3 T-GDI370.0 hp / 275.9 kW @ 6000 rpm3.3 T-GDI AWD370.0 hp / 275.9 kW @ 6000 rpm3.8 GDI315.0 hp / 234.9 kW @ 6000 rpm3.8 GDI AWD315.0 hp / 234.9 kW @ 6000 rpm5.0 GDI AWD425.0 hp / 316.9 kW @ 6000 rpm
1.0 T-GDi120.0 hp / 89.5 kW @ 6000 rpm1.0 T-GDi DCT120.0 hp / 89.5 kW @ 6000 rpm1.5 DPi110.0 hp / 82.0 kW @ 6000 rpm1.5 T-GDi160.0 hp / 119.3 kW @ 5500 rpm1.5 T-GDi DCT160.0 hp / 119.3 kW @ 5500 rpm1.6 CRDi 115115.0 hp / 85.8 kW @ 4000 rpm1.6 CRDi 115 DCT115.0 hp / 85.8 kW @ 4000 rpm1.6 CRDi 136136.0 hp / 101.4 kW @ 4000 rpm1.6 CRDi 136 DCT136.0 hp / 101.4 kW @ 4000 rpmi30 N Performance280.0 hp / 208.8 kW @ 6000 rpmi30 N Performance DCT280.0 hp / 208.8 kW @ 6000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
3.3 T-GDI110.7 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in3.3 T-GDI AWD110.7 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in3.8 GDI83.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in3.8 GDI AWD83.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in5.0 GDI AWD84.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
1.0 T-GDi120.2 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-in1.0 T-GDi DCT120.2 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-in1.5 DPi73.4 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in1.5 T-GDi108.0 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in1.5 T-GDi DCT108.0 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in1.6 CRDi 11572.0 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in1.6 CRDi 115 DCT72.0 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in1.6 CRDi 13685.1 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in1.6 CRDi 136 DCT85.1 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-ini30 N Performance140.1 hp/L / 2.3 hp/cu-ini30 N Performance DCT140.1 hp/L / 2.3 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Torque
3.3 T-GDI510 Nm / 376.2 lb-ft @ 1300-4500 rpm3.3 T-GDI AWD510 Nm / 376.2 lb-ft @ 1300-4500 rpm3.8 GDI397 Nm / 292.8 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm3.8 GDI AWD397 Nm / 292.8 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm5.0 GDI AWD520 Nm / 383.5 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
1.0 T-GDi172 Nm / 126.9 lb-ft @ 1500-4000 rpm1.0 T-GDi DCT172 Nm / 126.9 lb-ft @ 1500-4000 rpm1.5 DPi144 Nm / 106.2 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm1.5 T-GDi253 Nm / 186.6 lb-ft @ 1500-3500 rpm1.5 T-GDi DCT253 Nm / 186.6 lb-ft @ 1500-3500 rpm1.6 CRDi 115280 Nm / 206.5 lb-ft @ 1500-2750 rpm1.6 CRDi 115 DCT300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 1500-2500 rpm1.6 CRDi 136280 Nm / 206.5 lb-ft @ 1500-3000 rpm1.6 CRDi 136 DCT320 Nm / 236.0 lb-ft @ 2000-2250 rpmi30 N Performance392 Nm / 289.1 lb-ft @ 2100-4700 rpmi30 N Performance DCT392 Nm / 289.1 lb-ft @ 2100-4700 rpm
Engine | Type
3.3 T-GDITurbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 engine3.3 T-GDI AWDTurbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 engine3.8 GDINaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 engine3.8 GDI AWDNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 engine5.0 GDI AWDNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V8 engine
1.0 T-GDiTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-3 engine with 4 values per cylinder1.0 T-GDi DCTTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-3 engine with 4 values per cylinder1.5 DPiNaturally-aspirated direct- and multi-port-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder1.5 T-GDiTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder1.5 T-GDi DCTTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder1.6 CRDi 115Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder1.6 CRDi 115 DCTTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder1.6 CRDi 136Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder1.6 CRDi 136 DCTTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderi30 N PerformanceTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderi30 N Performance DCTTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
1.0 T-GDi6-speed1.0 T-GDi DCT7-speed1.5 DPi6-speed1.5 T-GDi6-speed1.5 T-GDi DCT7-speed1.6 CRDi 1156-speed1.6 CRDi 115 DCT7-speed1.6 CRDi 1366-speed1.6 CRDi 136 DCT7-speedi30 N Performance6-speedi30 N Performance DCT8-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic
1.0 T-GDiManual1.0 T-GDi DCTDouble clutch transmission (DCT)1.5 DPiManual1.5 T-GDiManual1.5 T-GDi DCTDouble clutch transmission (DCT)1.6 CRDi 115Manual1.6 CRDi 115 DCTDouble clutch transmission (DCT)1.6 CRDi 136Manual1.6 CRDi 136 DCTDouble clutch transmission (DCT)i30 N PerformanceManuali30 N Performance DCTDouble clutch transmission (DCT)

Production

Availability
3.3 T-GDI20183.3 T-GDI AWD20183.8 GDI20183.8 GDI AWD20185.0 GDI AWD2018 ~ 2021
1.0 T-GDi20201.0 T-GDi DCT20201.5 DPi20201.5 T-GDi20201.5 T-GDi DCT20201.6 CRDi 11520201.6 CRDi 115 DCT20201.6 CRDi 13620201.6 CRDi 136 DCT2020i30 N Performance2021i30 N Performance DCT2021
Debut
2018 New York Auto Show
Made In
South Korea
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