The latest car put under FifthGear’s magnifying glass for a review, is the the Hyundai i40 Tourer, a car which starts at 20,000 GBP that competes with models like the Ford Mondeo Estate or the Skoda Superb Estate.
Considering the fact that its rivals cost only a couple of hundred pounds up to 1,000 GBP more, FifthGgear wants to find out reasons for which customers should buy the Hyundai i40 instead.
And here are some examples they come up with. Unlike the Mondeo or the Superb, the i40 comes with a 5 year/unlimited miles warranty, the 1.7-litre 134 bhp turbo-diesel version costs 15 GBP per year less to tax than a similarly powered Skoda, it does 55 mph instead of 51 mph and the car is even positioned in a lower insurance group.
Overall, according to FifthGear, the Hyundai i40 Tourer is "a very well calculated average", meaning it is not super sporty or super comfortable or super luxurious etc., but it doesn’t do anything badly either. At the interior the i40 is slightly better than the Mondeo, but does not match the ambiance created inside the Superb. The same story goes for the boot, which is bigger than the Mondeo’s but smaller than the Superb’s, and for the conclusion, the i40 misses a defining feature that would put it up there with the best and would better justlify its price tag.
Hyundai i40 Tourer Review Video :

Source: FifthGear via YouTube