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Hyundai i40 Saloon Review

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Hyundai i40
5 Mar 2018 14:37 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:29

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Close down your spreadsheet and make your way over to the office window for a moment. What do you see in the car park? Probably a fair few German executive cars. But what if you want to stand out a bit?

Well, something you don’t see quite so often is the Hyundai i40. It’s unusually stylish for an executive motor and has the ingredients that company car drivers love: a diesel engine for low CO2 emissions and good fuel economy, good space and plenty of equipment.

Trouble is, there’s a reason you see a lot of German executive cars – they’re very good. Indeed, the i40 has to take on and beat cars such as the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, as well as the Ford Mondeo and Skoda Superb.

Read on to see if the i40 can indeed beat its rivals as we tell you what it’s like to drive, how practical it is and how cheap it is to run. And, if you decide you want one, then head to our deals page for the best prices.


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There are 4 trims available for the i40 Saloon. Click to see details.See all versions
Range-topping trim gets 18in alloys, rear side airbags, lane departure warning, a panoramic sunroof and an LCD colour driver information display. We still think SE Nav is the best place to put your...View trim
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The cheapest way into an i40, S trim comes with 16in alloy wheels, air-con, auto headlights, electric windows front and rear, Bluetooth and a USB connection. We’d spend the small extra on the bette...View trim
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Adds ventilated, leather front seats, an electric front passenger seat and keyless entry and start. Unless this is important to you, we’d save the cash and go for SE Nav...View trim
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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...View trim
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