great looking car, I think it needs to have a centre consoled LCD screen though .
Sorry Hyundai, but its way too much. For the same price I can get a Titanium Mondeo which has a bigger engine, better gearbox, more equipment, is more practical and is by far the best to drive wagon in the segment. Its a good car, but it needs to be at least 3-5K cheaper to make any sense.
Would only consider one if it had a beefier engine.. Why not use the 2.2 Turbo Diesel powerhouse from the SantaFe??
Or the 2.4 GDI from the i45?
The 2 litre turbo the US cars get
“If you’d shown us a Hyundai i40 six months ago without any badges we would’ve said it’s likely to be a next-generation wagon from one of the three German luxury marques.”
Sorry, but no. While nice, anyone who thought six months ago this could have been a BMW or Mercedes is an idiot.
Being fwd it’s probably on par with an audi thoough…
Yeah, the Hyundai looks better than anything the Germans design (if you can call it that!), so don’t embarras the Koreans.
Have you seen the Mercedes F800 Design concept?
The F800 is to be the basic template for Mercedes design going forward and it has a very i45/Sonata look to it (esp. up front with the headlights).
Completely agree. This has been Hyundai’s design formula for a couple of years now. Elantra, i45, ix35. Not to mention that the dog leg rear window reeks of Subaru Liberty wagon – hardly “one of the three German luxury marques”. But it wouldn’t be a Hyundai / Kia review on caradvice without a bit of hyperbole thrown in these days…
It’s more Merc than Audi/BMW.. similar to the R series wagon
Sorry Hyundai, I would much rather buy an Aurion with almost 300HP
Yes cos you do see sooooooo many Aurion wagons for sale… I think they sell them next to the pigs that fly….
Ohh, we talk in kw’s here…
This isn’t the first time Alborz has criticised a car for not having satnav. I’m sure I am not the only one who disagrees and is happy not to have an expensive accessory that is expensive to update and impractical to repair. Much better using the cash on a standalone satnav you can throw away in a few years and replace. Has anyone actually priced map updates for factory fitted satnavs? Ridiculous.
Agree with you David, hate Sat Nav, never use it dont want it and dont need it… nor the usual $3000 extra for something that probably costs a dollar to make…
You’ve never discoverd the world of torrents have you?
Stand alone nav whilst cheap becomes a projectile in the car in the event of a crash. Do you want to risk being clobbered in the head with one?
For a car is a premium model, it should be included. From the outside it could be a base model, apart from the LED’s. All the premium models these days seem to have ‘big’ screens in the dash, often touch screens.
Finally saw one parked outside someone’s house yesterday, looks fantastic. I haven’t driven one, but sounds like it could do with a bit more grunt… but then I’m a single male who does like to throw a car around the bends, not someone with a family
I think this is the first attractive looking Hyundai ever made. Congratulations!
What is it with satnav ?? What happened with all the gripes with cupholders !
Is this Korean car good for picking up a date? Will the girl be impressed?
I still do not understand why Honda refuses to bring in the Accord Euro wagon,as they look like they would be very close competitors…another missed opportunity from Honda………
Very impressive vehicle.
Imagine just how great Hyundai (and KIA) will be 5 years from now?
Why no petrol engine? and 6 spd manual while yr at it…
maybe they are targeting camry owners. ones who need a wagon or think they can money getting a diesel over a petrol.
They do sell the 2.0L petrol at $42,990
i40 was high up on my car list, but the midhigh models are WAYYYY too expensive. Bought a Ti+2 Dualis, and saved $8000
how? they are nothing alike. small suv (based on tiida) vs medium / large wagon.
You might want to research a Dualis+2. Its quite a large car. You must be thinking of the regualr Dualis
No,Dualis whether +2 or regular is not a large car. It is simply an S.U.V.
Beautiful design but the 1.7L diesel seems a bit light on. Anyone know why Hyundai hasn’t used the 2L or 2.2L to give more grunt?
the I40 was built mainly for the euro market as they are tax on emission etc..
if Hyundai put the 2.0 or 2.2 it would have defeated the purpose of the car.
I sold my Mazda 6 hatch after 4 years and bought the I40 Premium ($44ish) on the road you just need to look around and bargain. I much prefer the effortless pulling power of the diesel over the 2.5lt petrol Mazda which was better up high but not down low, this is much more suited to relaxed driving and since it’s quite and accelerates easily you have to keep an eye on the speedo. The Mazda 6 was a great car but this is so much better specced and for satnav I just use my android phone, cheap, much better than most factory satnavs and easily upgradable. All up I’m very happy with my purchase.
I get mine this week. White i40 Premium Tourer. Got the diesel too. Just nothing out there that a: looks as good for the $ and b: is as good value.
Also got 3 years unlimited car wash from dealer.
in uk i40 premium is at 28k it ok get lots of people like the look of it but there is a lot of problems with getting parts that are damaged on delivery mine is 1 year old now and still waiting on bit to be sorted at basildon hyundai uk and that is with taking the car to the main head office in west london im start to enjoy the car now as i have had a few mouth with out it being in storage waiting for parts and get about 40-50 mile a gallon satnav keep failing but the tmc is very quick to work in the morning about 2min and it tell you if there is traffic on route at the monment i give the car 7/10 but i did want a car wit ele windows and sunroof as it is quite hard to get cars with sunroofs in the uk and auto and aircon
Best looking Hyundai for me, its up there in terms of design againts the competition, unfortunately its up there in pricing too. The premium variant is a looker with the standard 18 inch wheels. The base model looks proportionally wrong with the 16′s – like a skateboard (long body with tiny wheels), the elite slightly better.
Competition has better engines for this size class though, and so better overall perfomance.