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Hyundai iMax Australia

Hyundai's eight-seat people mover has been a big hit down under against dedicated vans like Kia's Carnival and the Honda Odyssey, despite the move towards SUVs.

It's been a remarkable success, too, to the point where the Australian subsidiary is virtually begging its parent company to build more to fulfill demand. First launched in 2008 and facelifted twice in the interim, the iMax come with a 2.4-litre petrol auto, as well as a 100kW diesel manual and 125kW diesel auto. It also offers thorax airbags and multimedia touchscreens as standard kit. Current prices range from $44,930 for the Imax Active to $49,480 for the Imax Elite.

Hyundai iMax Seats

The following Hyundai iMax is available with an eight seat configuration. Beige leather appointed seats are available on the Elite variant. Woven cloth grey seats are available on the Active variant.

Hyundai iMax Seats
Shown above are seat details for the Hyundai iMax 2019.

Hyundai iMax Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Hyundai iMax varies based on the trim level you choose. 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
2021 Wagon 2.5L, Diesel, 5 SP AUTO $45,100
2021 Wagon 2.5L, Diesel, 5 SP AUTO $44,930 $49,480
2020 Wagon 2.5L, Diesel, 5 SP AUTO $45,100
2019 Wagon 2.5L, Diesel, 5 SP AUTO $28,700 $42,460
2019 People mover 2.5L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $29,600 $39,270
2018 People mover 2.5L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $26,700 $46,860
2018 Wagon 2.5L, Diesel, 5 SP AUTO $26,900 $39,380
2017 Wagon 2.4L, PULP, 4 SP AUTO $17,400 $35,090
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Hyundai iMax Dimensions

The dimensions of the Hyundai iMax Wagon and People mover vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 Wagon 1925x1920x5125 mm 190 mm
2020 Wagon 1925x0x5125 mm
2019 People mover 1925x1920x5125 mm 190 mm
2019 Wagon 1925x1920x5125 mm 190 mm
2018 Wagon 1925x1920x5125 mm 190 mm
2018 People mover 1925x1920x5125 mm 190 mm
2017 Wagon 1925x1920x5125 mm 190 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai iMax Dimensions

Hyundai iMax Interior

The Hyundai iMax's large front doors open wide for easy interior entry and exit and with no console between the front seats, the driver and front passenger can literally walk through to the passenger area. Sliding doors on each side allow generous access to the second and third row seating. As shown in our road test review images, these bench seats provide ample head room and adequate shoulder and legroom for medium-sized adults, even with three across the back row. Leather accented seat trim is standard on the top-spec Elite model, and there’s also ample ventilation, not just up front in the dashboard, with roof and floor-mounted air vents for the second and third rows linked to a separate control panel which allows passengers to adjust the fan speed and air-con temperature independent of the driver.

Shown above are interior details for the Hyundai iMax 2018.

Hyundai iMax Q&As

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

  • What is the best van for a camper conversion for less than $15000?

    The Hyundai iLoad/iMax is a great buy for what you intend to use it for, as they're big, robust and roomy boxes on wheels. Not especially quiet, refined or car-like, but well suited to a camper conversion.

    However, you must ensure that the example you are looking at has a full and regular service record. This is because the well-known diesel engine and turbo failures are connected with lapsed servicing. It seems oil sludge builds up, thus starving the engine and turbo of sufficient lubrication.

    But here's the tricky bit. Hyundai recommended that all scheduled servicing was carried out every 15,000km, when actually 10,000km maximum was closer to the truth for vans that were driven regularly or had a hard life. Which is most of them.

    So, you need to buy on condition as well as service history, to ensure you get the promised long-life out of the iLoad/iMax. If that's the case, you can expect to hit 300,000km without any major issues. Just get that oil changed regularly!

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  • What are the best 7-seat SUV's?

    A better option for someone with a tribe to transport would be a peoplemover, such as the Kia Carnival, Hyundai iMax, or VW Transporter. They’re made for that purpose and much more practical than an SUV.

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  • Which big family cars do you recommend?

    I don’t believe there’s an SUV that would meet your needs. The best and most sensible solution would be a peoplemover, like a Toyota Tarago, Hyundai iMax, VW Transporter.

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  • Burnt clutch on a Hyundai iMax

    The damage to the clutch was caused by you driving it for a kilometre instead of immediately calling for a tow truck. I doubt that you would get anywhere with the supplier.

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Hyundai iMax Towing Capacity

The Hyundai iMax has maximum towing capacity of 1500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 Wagon 1500kg 1500kg
2020 Wagon 0kg 1500kg
2019 Wagon 1500kg 1500kg
2019 People mover 2000kg 2000kg
2018 People mover 1500kg 2000kg
2018 Wagon 1500kg 2000kg
2017 Wagon 1500kg 2000kg
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Hyundai iMax Fuel Consumption

The Hyundai iMax is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 8.8L/100km for Wagon /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 Wagon 8.8L/100km 2.5L Diesel 5 SP AUTO
2020 Wagon 8.8L/100km 2.5L Diesel 5 SP AUTO
2019 People mover 7.5L/100km 2.5L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2019 Wagon 8.8L/100km 2.5L Diesel 5 SP AUTO
2018 People mover 7.5L/100km 2.5L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2018 Wagon 8.8L/100km 2.5L Diesel 5 SP AUTO
2017 Wagon 7.5L/100km 2.5L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2017 Wagon 10.6L/100km 2.4L PULP 4 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Hyundai iMax Pricing and Specs for 2021

Hyundai iMax Wheel Size

The Hyundai iMax has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x70 R16 for Wagon in 2021 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 Wagon 215x70 R16 215x70 R16
2019 People mover 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
2019 Wagon 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
2018 People mover 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
2018 Wagon 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
2017 Wagon 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai iMax Wheel Sizes