Hyundai i40

Hyundai i40 information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the family hatch and estate. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the i40 car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.

Background

Available as a coupé or convertible, the two-seat, V8-engined XK marked the start of Jaguar’s resurgence by combining looks, handling, build quality and performance. The new supercharged XKR gets 503bhp for unearthly pace. For more information on the Jaguar XK, click on our further stories on the links below. 

60sec road test

Like the smaller i30, you can choose from an i40 saloon or the Tourer estate, depending on your daily needs. They’re roomy and dependable and, generally speaking, most models have a good selection of equipment as standard. We’re a big fan of the company’s long warranty, which removes much of the uncertainty of ownership. But are they great cars? Over to Mark Walton, who ran CAR magazine’s long-term test car for a year. ‘All the i40 lacks is desirability - that magical quality that some products have and some don’t…. It’s a really good car, a genuine alternative to the more predictable Fords and Toyotas, one I’d recommend to anyone looking to buy a family estate. Still it’s not a great car.’

The one we’d buy

1.7 CRDi

The one we’d avoid like the plague

Only one engine available in UK

Rivals to consider

Ford Mondeo, Peugeot 508, Vauxhall Insignia

For 

Polished, sensible, the Lidl of family cars

Against

Better is available elsewhere

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