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Hyundai i40 Tourer
The Top Gear car review:Hyundai i40 Tourer
What is it like on the road?
Comfort is the most important facet for any car in this class, where high mileage and a back seat full of children are more than likely. The i40 has met the criterion, with a smooth and supple ride that irons out larger bumps with the readiness you’d hope for from so large a car. The hydraulic steering lacks the lovely analogue feel of the Ford Mondeo but is still accurate and far more ‘natural’ than the disappointing effort in the Citroen C5.
Engine choices are simple enough. There is a single petrol unit, a 1.6-litre making 133bhp. This is only there to provide a low entry-level price point, though: the volume sell will be either of the 1.7-litre turbodiesels. These are tweaked to either 115 or 136bhp, but the latter will make for the most capable all-round drive without compromising too heavily on fuel consumption or CO2 emissions.