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Hyundai i40 (2012-2019) review

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Key features
  • Large
  • Used only
  • Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid
Expert review

The Hyundai brand is synonymous with budget small cars. The 2012 i40 therefore represents a big step up for the Korean carmaker. The i40 is a large car that goes head-to-head with some very grown-up competition. Can it possibly beat the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Ford Mondeo? Find out in our in-depth independent review.

What's included:
  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What's it great at?
  • What's it like to drive?
  • How reliable is it?
  • How comfortable and spacious is it?
  • How economical is it to run?
  • How safe is it?
  • Is there anything I should look out for?
  • Visibility is merely passable, and we'd recommend having the optional parking assistance features fitted to make life easier; parking sensors and a reversing camera come as standard on all but the entry-level models.
  • Should I buy it?
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Last checked by Which?

December 2021

First reviewed by Which?

January 2012

Released

January 2012

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Range of New and used car scores
  1. 4%
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  2. 64%
    Average score
  3. 85%
    Highest score
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