Review the Hyundai i40
A wagon and not an SUV, eh? Respect. You see, when most people now think of a new car, they think of an SUV, especially when they want something with a bit of cargo space. But not you.
And to think outside the box, you’ll be rewarded with something that drives better than most SUVs – like the Hyundai i40 Tourer on the Active level and the diesel we’ve tested here.
So, what are the strengths and weaknesses of this Korean carriage, and should you wait or buy it now? Read on to find out.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 7/10
There are only two classes in the i40 range – ‘Active’ and ‘Premium’. And when it comes to engines, you have two options – petrol or diesel. Later added $ 2600 to the price.
If you are looking for the most affordable way for an i40 carriage, come to Active. Listed at a base price of $ 35,690, ‘our i40 Active Tourer diesel engine has one option -‘ Ocean View ‘metallic paint, for an additional $ 595.
The Active is priced at $ 9160 less than the Premium, and as much as I said this top car is quite similar, with some additional door trim, I lied.
Active doesn’t really miss some cool stuff – the screen is the smallest I’ve ever seen since I wore a digital watch, at 4.3 inches (Premium has 7.0 inches), is there air conditioning? air but do not control the climate, There are unlocked items but not close keys or start with push buttons.
Active has no power tailgate with hands-free functionality like Premium, or colored rear glass, or digital speedo, panoramic sunroof, or electrically adjustable driver’s seat or heated seat, all of which are standard. on the High level.
Yup, Active may be the base type as you can get but it still comes with gearshift paddles, LED daytime running lights, electric parking brake with auto hold function, front and rear parking sensors, seats cloth and 16 inch alloy wheels.
A list price of $ 36K may seem high, but nothing makes you forget you have to pay more for a diesel. There is a good reason to spend more on diesel – which I will explain below.
The i40 Active Tourer diesel engine surpassed the $ 39,040 Ford Mondeo Ambiente wagon, while the Volkswagen Passat 140TDI wagon appeared only in the Highline premium class for $ 49,990 (and a little ‘ next level ‘when compared) specifications with a diesel engine are $ 41,440.
Other competitors? Yes, the new Holden Commodore Sportwagon diesel engine costs $ 38,890. So compared to its rivals, the i40 Active Tourer is a bargain.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 7/10
The i40 car looks good, I even caught myself doing that admirably ‘looking back’ at what you did when you got out of the car. It is worth mentioning that, the current i40 has an older Hyundai Hyundai design than the new i30, Sonata and Kona, reflecting the brand’s latest look.
This gives me one thing that you really should know – the newer, updated i40 will soon arrive in Australia and it will be more in line with Hyundai’s current design approach.
I40 is also facing some hot-looking rivals. Stunning Mondeo, dignified Passat and Merchandise also look stunning. To be honest, the i40 is the least attractive of the many that I look for. It was the same size as that trio with a length of 4775mm, width of 1815mm and height of 1470mm.
My mom will call the interior of the i40 Active Smart looking, but she doesn’t mean being smarter in technology, getting smarter at school, and if she ever said that before you go to dance school, you would change it right away. instantly.
Yes, it looks smart in a neat, fashionable way, but the small screens, regular fabric and plastic seats reduce tones compared to Premium’s more ‘premium’ interior.
How realistic is the inner space? 8/10
The i40 wagons are nailed to the practical type. Storage space is excellent with a wide, deep control barrel under the center armrest, and there’s another large well in front of the gear knob.
There are large pockets on all doors with bottle racks, two cups in the front and two in the back armrest folded down, plus another storage area in it.
The i40 TourerTHER 506 liter cargo capacity is good, but can beat the 650 liter Passatftime, while it fits into the boot space of the thief Mazda6 wagon.
The rear legroom is on limo territory and even at 191cm, I can sit behind my driving position with about 50mm between the knee and the back of the seat. Headquarters are also extremely generous.
The back door opens wide, making an exit or entrance easy, too.
What are the important stats for engine and transmission? 7/10
This is another area in which our test car impressed with the 1.7-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
At 104kW, it may be inferior to gasoline (121kW) but its 340Nm of torque has helped it to accelerate impressively from 1750 rpm (idle 800 rpm).
The engine and dual clutch perform beautifully; Smooth even at low speeds in traffic, and shifted intuitively to use the best engine brakes.