Hyundai I40

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How much does the Hyundai I40 cost to run?

The 1.7L diesel is the most economical Hyundai I40 to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Hyundai I40 1.7L diesel costs £20.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band B.

It does just over 67 MPG on average, which means it will cost £9.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Dacia Logan 1.5L diesel and the more thirsty Skoda Superb 1.6L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 13, which is lower than the Skoda Superb 1.6L diesel, but higher than the Toyota Avensis 1.6L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Dacia Logan has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.6L diesel1.7L diesel
mpg60.1 - 62.847.1 - 67.3
emissions117 - 123110 - 159
tax£125.00 - £30.00£20.00 - £200.00
insuranceGroup 15 - 19Group 12 - 20

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Hyundai I40: How big is the boot?

The Hyundai I40 estate has a bigger boot than the saloon (it can hold 553 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This allows the estate to take one pushchair and 3 large bags or 4 large bags. While the saloon takes just 4 large bags.

Worth knowing, the Skoda Superb estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 4 large bags with its 644 litres.

Is the Hyundai I40 easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Dacia Logan), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill three quarters of the space.

If you park on the street regularly, this is one of the cars to shortlist. At 4757m long it gives you reasonable 43mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which Hyundai I40 has the best performance?

The fastest Hyundai I40 from 0-60, is the 1.7L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 325 lbs/ft torque and 136 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 10.3 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Ford Mondeo 1.8L diesel, which will beat your Hyundai I40 to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.6L diesel1.7L diesel
zeroTo6210.8 - 12.210.3 - 12.9
torque280 - 320260 - 340
bhp115 - 136115 - 141

What size caravan or trailer, can the Hyundai I40 tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Hyundai I40 1.7L diesel which has 340 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1800kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.