Hyundai i800 Driving, Engines & Performance | Top Gear
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Hyundai i800

£ 25,585 - £ 27,985
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Published: 13 Jan 2015
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Driving

What is it like to drive?

Wallowy, to say the least. We’ve seen steam ships with sharper cornering. The sheer height of the i800 means it tips and leans through bends with all the alacrity of, erm, a ruddy great van. Easy enough to drive, though.

Do you like space? Do you like headroom? In that case, you’ll love the spacey-headroomy i800. With eight on board, there’s acres of space – even the rearmost three passengers have plenty of legroom. Back in Korea, they sell it as a 12-seater. Enough said.

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It's deceptively perky, given the size of the thing. OK, 14.5 seconds to 60mph isn’t going to win you many drag races, but the 2.5-litre common rail diesel is torquey enough to keep up with traffic. And don’t forget it’s rear-wheel drive. Drifting time? No. Really no.

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Highlights from the range

the fastest

Hyundai I800 2.5 CRDi [170] SE 5dr Auto
  • 0-6214.4s
  • CO2244.0g/km
  • BHP170
  • MPG30.4
  • Price£ 27,385

the cheapest

Hyundai I800 2.5 CRDi SE 5dr
  • 0-6217.6s
  • CO2222.0g/km
  • BHP136
  • MPG33.6
  • Price£ 25,585

the greenest

Hyundai I800 2.5 CRDi SE 5dr
  • 0-6217.6s
  • CO2222.0g/km
  • BHP136
  • MPG33.6
  • Price£ 25,585
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