2017 Hyundai i40 Review


First seen in 2011, the Hyundai i40 is the Korean giant's rival to the likes of the Volkswagen Passat, Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia (not to mention its own sister brand Kia's Optima). A steady and straightforward four-door family saloon, of the type that once sold so well before we all went SUV crazy, the i40 is a sensible choice, if not exactly a heart-stopping one.


Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (6.8/10)

There really is very little about the i40 that you can objectively criticise. It’s smooth and refined to drive and the 1.7 CRDi diesel engine is exceptionally economical. The cabin is well-made and spacious, the boot large and useful and the safety and technology levels both reasonably high. It will never get your pulse going with excitement, but it’s good value and a solid workhorse for both family and work.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★★★☆☆ (7/10)

Safety Features

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Specs & Trim Levels

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Running Costs & Fuel Economy

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)


★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)


Hyundai i40 saloon

We Like

Quality and reliability


Frugal diesel engine

We Don't Like

Dull to drive

Cabin fittings look a bit out of date

Anonymous styling