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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review: Hyundai i40 Tourer

Overall verdict
Another convincing effort from Hyundai and a tempting alternative to the more obvious Mondeo.


Bold but successful styling and frugal diesels


The interior is a bit over-styled and it is oddly expensive


What is it?

Another radical departure for Hyundai that is surely leaving the competition scratching its head over how to keep up, the i40 is an elegant and classy large estate car that is targeting the Ford Mondeo in Europe. So important does Hyundai believe this niche to be that it actually launched the i40 Tourer well before the saloon. This is the first time the reborn firm has had a car that can take on the European establishment in the small-exec class, so hopes and expectations are high.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.6 CRDi [136] Premium 5dr
11.0s 123g/km 60.1 136 £27,965
The cheapest
1.6 GDi SE Nav 4dr
11.6s 152g/km 43.5 135 £23,675
The greenest
1.6 CRDi [136] SE Nav 5dr DCT
11.7s 117g/km 62.8 136 £27,365