The i40 is showing its age; it’s neither great to drive nor luxurious inside, while its running costs are averageread the full model review
This is the sweet spot of the range. It adds 17in alloy wheels, an electric driver’s seat, auto wipers, heated front seats, front and rear parking sensors and a touchscreen navigation system with a DAB radio. It’s our pick.
Engine:1.7 CRDi Blue Drive
If you’re regularly carrying a full car of people and luggage, then we’d recommend this more powerful 1.7 diesel, which pulls harder from low revs. It’s more expensive to buy, though, and uses more fuel. For most people, the 113bhp version will suffice.