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Hyundai i40 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Hyundai i40 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Hyundai i35 - Did this model ever exist?

    The answer is no, but Hyundai's naming policy was very confusing during the 2010s.

    The original i30 of 2007 introduced the alphanumerical naming policy and signified a different approach to vehicle engineering, with a European focus with higher-quality engineering rather than a low price to take on class leaders like on the Volkswagen Golf.

    Thus 'i' something became a sort of premium nomenclature, and of course is still used to denote this on models like the i30 and Europe's i10 and i20 small cars There was also the German-engineered i40 midsized sedan and wagon until 2018.

    But here's where Hyundai muddied its own waters.

    In 2010 the larger, American-market Sonata was rebadged i45 for Australia and New Zealand – even though an 'x' and a '5' rather than a '0' meant crossover or SUV, as illustrated by the very popular second-generation Tucson being renamed ix35 in Australia and some other markets from 2009 to 2015 – though this naming policy was abandoned for the third-generation Tucson from 2015. While strikingly styled, there was nothing European about the i45, and it too returned to being badged Sonata from 2015.

    So... i10, 120, i30, i40 and i45 for Australia, but no i35.

    Thank you.

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  • Hyundai i40 Diesel Engine Problems

    The Hyundai i40 has a great reputation in the trade for being a solid, dependable car with few inherent problems. In fact, it’s one of the models that has recently helped forge Hyundai’s overall reputation as a safe bet. The brand’s five-year warranty hasn’t hurt it in that regard, either.

    In terms of Hyundai i40 diesel engine problems, the news is good. And that’s largely because Hyundai has been building small capacity passenger-car diesel engines for decades and has the technology all worked out.

    But there are a few things to watch out for and those include the propensity of modern, common-rail injected diesels to require plenty of preventative maintenance. If injectors, pumps and filters are not looked after, they can all give trouble down the road and fixing common-rail injection is generally not a cheap pursuit. So make sure any second-hand i40 (petrol or diesel) has a fully stamped service book and that no preventative maintenance has been skipped.

    The other thing worth mentioning is that unless you plan to do at least some highway driving, then the turbo-diesel – as nice as it is to drive – may not be your best bet. The Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) fitted to modern diesels needs a good run at a decent speed every few weeks to ensure that it can regenerate properly. If it doesn’t see this sort of running, it can become blocked and, in a worst-case scenario, require replacement. This is by no means a Hyundai-specific problem and many modern diesels with DPF technology carry the same caveat.

    The bottom line is that even though the diesel version of the i40 may squeeze more out of each litre of fuel, it’s not necessarily the cheapest-to-own variant in the long run.

     

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  • What's a good mid-sized wagon to buy?

    You’re buying a used car, it’s not new, so you have to expect some wear-and-tear issues. The older the car, the greater the wear-and-tear, and the more likely it is to have suffered mechanical failures or even a crash. That means you have to thoroughly check the car before purchase, and you have to rely on the honesty of the vendor. If the car has had clutch problems it should be recorded in the service book. It’s the same with the others you’re looking at, check them thoroughly, and if you’re uncertain have an expert check them for you. Of the three others you are considering I would avoid the Passat as a potential money pit, and go for the i40 in preference to the Commodore.

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  • What's a good mid-sized wagon to buy?

    You’re buying a used car, it’s not new, so you have to expect some wear-and-tear issues. The older the car, the greater the wear-and-tear, and the more likely it is to have suffered mechanical failures or even a crash. That means you have to thoroughly check the car before purchase, and you have to rely on the honesty of the vendor. If the car has had clutch problems it should be recorded in the service book. It’s the same with the others you’re looking at, check them thoroughly, and if you’re uncertain have an expert check them for you. Of the three others you are considering I would avoid the Passat as a potential money pit, and go for the i40 in preference to the Commodore.

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Hyundai i40 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Hyundai i40 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $18,700 and going to $39,270 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2019 Wagon 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $18,700 $39,270
2019 Sedan 1.7L, Diesel, 7 SP AUTO $19,000 $37,510
2018 Wagon 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $16,200 $34,980
2018 Sedan 1.7L, Diesel, 7 SP AUTO $16,500 $33,440
2017 Wagon 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $14,000 $30,910
2017 Sedan 1.7L, Diesel, 7 SP AUTO $14,300 $29,590
2016 Wagon 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $11,800 $27,610
2016 Sedan 1.7L, Diesel, 7 SP AUTO $11,900 $26,400
2015 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $9,600 $23,540
2015 Wagon 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $11,000 $23,210
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Hyundai i40 Fuel Consumption

The Hyundai i40 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 5.1L/100km for Sedan /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2019 Sedan 5.1L/100km 1.7L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2019 Wagon 5.1L/100km 1.7L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2019 Wagon 7.5L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 Sedan 5.1L/100km 1.7L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2018 Wagon 5.1L/100km 1.7L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2018 Wagon 7.5L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2017 Sedan 5.1L/100km 1.7L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2017 Wagon 5.1L/100km 1.7L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2017 Wagon 7.5L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2016 Sedan 5.1L/100km 1.7L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2016 Wagon 5.1L/100km 1.7L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2016 Wagon 7.5L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2015 Sedan 5.1L/100km 1.7L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2015 Sedan 7.5L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2015 Wagon 5.1L/100km 1.7L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2015 Wagon 7.5L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Hyundai i40 Pricing and Specs for 2019

Hyundai i40 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Hyundai i40 Sedan and Wagon vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2019 Sedan 1470x1815x4740 mm 140 mm
2019 Wagon 1470x1815x4770 mm 140 mm
2018 Wagon 1470x1815x4770 mm 140 mm
2018 Sedan 1470x1815x4740 mm 140 mm
2017 Wagon 1470x1815x4770 mm 140 mm
2017 Sedan 1470x1815x4740 mm 140 mm
2016 Wagon 1470x1815x4770 mm 140 mm
2016 Sedan 1470x1815x4740 mm 140 mm
2015 Sedan 1470x1815x4740 mm 140 mm
2015 Wagon 1470x1815x4770 mm 140 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai i40 Dimensions

Hyundai i40 Towing Capacity

The Hyundai i40 has maximum towing capacity of 1800kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2019 Sedan 1500kg 1500kg
2019 Wagon 1500kg 1800kg
2018 Sedan 1500kg 1500kg
2018 Wagon 1500kg 1800kg
2017 Sedan 1500kg 1500kg
2017 Wagon 1500kg 1800kg
2016 Sedan 1500kg 1500kg
2016 Wagon 1500kg 1800kg
2015 Sedan 1500kg 1500kg
2015 Wagon 1500kg 1800kg
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Hyundai i40 Interior

The Hyundai i40's interior looks smart, but that doesn’t mean tech-smart, more tidy and stylish. The entry-level Active features a tiny media screen, cloth seats and ordinary plastics, while the top-spec Premium's more 'premium' interior features leather seat trim, a bigger screen and as shown in our road test review images, higher grade materials on the dashboard, console and doors.  

Shown above are interior details for the Hyundai i40 2018.

Hyundai i40 Wheel Size

The Hyundai i40 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x60 R16 for Sedan in 2019 with a wheel size that spans from 16x7 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2019 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x7 inches 205x60 R16 16x7 inches
2019 Wagon 205x60 R16 16x7 inches 205x60 R16 16x7 inches
2018 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x7 inches 205x60 R16 16x7 inches
2018 Wagon 205x60 R16 16x7 inches 205x60 R16 16x7 inches
2017 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x7 inches 205x60 R16 16x7 inches
2017 Wagon 205x60 R16 16x7 inches 205x60 R16 16x7 inches
2016 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x7 inches 205x60 R16 16x7 inches
2016 Wagon 205x60 R16 16x7 inches 205x60 R16 16x7 inches
2015 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x7 inches 205x60 R16 16x7 inches
2015 Wagon 205x60 R16 16x7 inches 205x60 R16 16x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai i40 Wheel Sizes