Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Hyundai i40 safety is pretty imperious. It attained the maximum five-star rating when tested by Euro NCAP and safety features including stability control, hill assist, emergency stop signal, ABS and seven airbags.

The Hyundai i40 has lots space both in inside the cabin and in the boot. Even with six-footers in the front seats there is ample room for two rear adult passengers. Boot space is very impressive although the hinges on the aperture may hinder the loading of awkward items. With the seats in place the i40 has a loadspace of 525 litres – that’s more than enough space for at least two sets of golf clubs and a couple of soft bags – but the VW Passat saloon still trumps the Hyundai in this area.

The VW Passat has 565 litres of load space – that’s 40 litres more than the i40. Even though that aperture may be troublesome you’ll not have to lift your loads too high because the i40 has the lowest boot floor level in the segment – 592mm above ground and 43mm lower than a VW Passat. The glovebox and centre storage are both of an adequate size and there are plenty of smaller storage spaces for loose change and nik-naks.

The only real negative point is that the cup holders are directly behind the gearbox and can get a little annoying when driving the manual car as you keep bashing your hand and arm on anything sitting in there. Spillages may be a regular occurrence if you’re not careful.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Hyundai i40 Saloon.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Telephone

Active equipment

Active standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
Active optional equipment
  • Lumbar support

Premium equipment

Premium standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Premium optional equipment
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Telephone

Premium SE equipment

Premium SE standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Premium SE optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Telephone
S optional equipment
None available

SE Nav equipment

SE Nav standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
SE Nav optional equipment
  • CD
  • Parking sensors
  • Telephone

SE Nav Business equipment

SE Nav Business standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Telephone
SE Nav Business optional equipment
None available

Style equipment

Style standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Style optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Hyundai i40 Saloon was tested by Euro NCAP in 2011 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2011
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 92%
Child Occupant: 86%
Vulnerable Road Users: 43%
Safety Assist: 86%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.