Hyundai i40 2013 review




Hyundai i40 2013 review

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  • Ewan Kennedy reviews the , , , , and Hyundai i40 as a used buy.

    The i40 is a measure of how serious a player Hyundai is these days. Sister company Kia took a US-sourced Optima and twisted it to a European-friendly spec.

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    Hyundai i40 2013 review

    Hyundai i40 2013 review

    However, as a sedan, it works less well. Most state that it is a bargain! Can an insurance company sue me because I gave the other driver a false name and address? So you have to pay for that minor pleasure. You should go and read a few of the reviews about the Santefe.

    Hyundai i40 2013 review

    Hyundai i40 2013 review

    Hyundai i40 2013 review

    Hyundai i40 2013 review

    Hyundai i40 2013 review

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    And the i40 has a lot going for it: Apparently you can turn it off but I never discovered how. Everyone placed it above our long-term Peugeot SW, which was also on the holiday. All I can say is that the i40 is a great first step. It's all in the mind of course, but there is something satisfying about a range of over miles. Makes you feel like you're getting value for money. So you have to pay for that minor pleasure.

    I could push it even higher though — Hyundai claims a combined fuel figure of If I 'hypermile', and touch the throttle like it's a bed of hotcoals and I'm barefoot, it's pretty easy to get 42 or 45mpg, briefly — though that's hard to sustain because I'm always in such a rush. Imagine if I got it up to 60mpg — I'd see a mile range on the trip. Of course, the other disadvantage our i40 has in trying to achieve its official fuel economy figures is its perpetual payload. The i40's interior is enormous and — either by coincidence or perhaps just through opportunism — it's usually carrying something heavy.

    Hyundai i40 2013 review

    Last week I helped a friend move out a few boxes of books. We folded the i40's rear seats down, and discovered the rear bench doesn't fold forwards to give you a flat floor — instead, the rear seat backs simply drop onto the bench, giving you a floor that gently slopes upwards towards the dashboard. Still, no matter — it's still a big load area, and by the time we'd loaded up the rear suspension looked under some strain.

    Poor Hyundai — pulling away from junctions it felt like I was driving a oil tanker. How is it ever going to reach 60mpg when I drive it like this? If that sounds like something a headteacher would say about a new kid in class, that's because there are similarities in getting to know people and cars. Like, 'first impressions count', for example. The i40 Tourer is a strikingly handsome car, with a bold, swept crease through the flanks and those angry staring headlights.

    Hyundai i40 2013 review

    It's clearly influenced by the Chris Bangle revolution in European car design, with every panel a fluid mix of convex and concave curves, but that's no bad thing. Hyundai's aim is to beat the premium European makes at their own game, and the i40 is a great start. Most people who see it in the metal seem to like it straight away. First impressions inside are good too. Ours is a mid-range Style model, which means a classy black cloth trim, Bluetooth, touchscreen sat-nav, parking sensors and rear-view camera, cruise control and dual-zone climate control, all as standard equipment.

    So far I'm loving the Bluetooth connection to the iPhone you can play music wirelessly through it too ; and hating the way the navigation only allows the first five characters in a postcode, which means you have to enter the whole address to find your destination.

    Surely that's how sat-navs used to work a few years ago, not in ? And on the road — is it a case of 'must try harder'? Our car has the bhp 1. It's also achieving plus mpg which for me is pretty impressive! With fuel prices as they are, I might have to slow down and see if I can get closer to the official, claimed My only other gripe is a low bite point on the clutch, which means I keep snagging cogs when I change gear.

    Hyundai i40 2013 review

    Either it's the clutch, or I'm losing all my powers of co-ordination as old age creeps up on me. I presume it's the clutch. Like I said, a great start. By CAR's road test team. More info on Hyundai i View all Hyundai i40 Cars for Sale. View all Hyundai i40 Reviews.

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