Hyundai i800

Hyundai i800 information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the eight-seater MPV. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the i800 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

Blurring the lines between car and minibus, the Hyundai i800 manages to squeeze in one more seat than most people carriers. For more information on the Hyundai i800, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test

Nothing particularly clever about the seats, there’s just lots of them. Loads of space between the two front chairs, then there are two three-person benches in the back. The middle row slides back and forth and both recline. It would be nice if the middle row could do a bit more to make getting in the final row a bit easier, and foot space isn’t plentiful if you’re sat right at the back. There’s plenty of luggage space though, even with all the seats in place. Sloppy suspension and over-assisted steering ensure this car is more about practicality than pleasure. But, of course, you don’t buy one of these to be fun to drive, you buy it to carry lots of people and their things. And that it can do.

The one we’d buy

The i800 is being phased out of production

The one we’d avoid like the plague

Used and abused high-milers

Rivals to consider

Ford Tourneo, Peugeot Expert Tepee, Seat Alhambra, VW Sharan

For 

Eight, count ’em, eight seats, plentiful luggage space

Against

Sloppy body control, second row of seats could be more clever