The i800 feels surprisingly swift: its 168bhp 2.5-litre turbodiesel provides lots of low-and mid-range pull, which makes your progress nice and easy– even when all of the eight seats are occupied.
Hyundai i800 ride & handling
The ride's not particularly harsh, but a car that has to cater for anywhere between one and eight people is never going to be perfect all the time. With one or two passengers on board, things are all a bit jiggly, but when the i800 is fully loaded, the ride is much improved. The handling, too, is nothing to write home about, but the tight turning circle is useful given the car's size.
Hyundai i800 refinement
Considering it’s essentially a van with windows, the i800 isn’t too bad. The diesel engine is reasonably quiet and smooth and, while plenty of wind and road noise can be heard on the move, you won't have to scream to make yourself heard. That said, it isn’t as quiet as a Ford Tourneo Custom.