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Hyundai i40 Tourer estate (2011-2019) - Reliability & safety

The Hyundai i40 isn’t as reliable as other Hyundais, but dealers are good

Carbuyer Rating

3.4 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.9 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

3.5 out of 5

The Hyundai i40 Tourer comes with a long five-year warranty with no mileage limit within that time, and owners are very happy with Hyundai main dealers. But despite this, our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey suggests the i40 might have more problems than a Mazda6, Peugeot 508 or Skoda Octavia.

Hyundai i40 Tourer reliability

The Hyundai i40 Tourer hasn’t appeared in our annual Driver Power owner satisfaction survey since 2015, when it came 85th out of 200 cars, with a less reassuring 151st-place for reliability. Hyundai performed well as a brand in our 2017 results, though, coming 10th out of 27 manufacturers, but it’s slipped a little in our 2018 Driver Power survey, coming 15th out of 26.

Safety

There’s no doubting the Hyundai i40 Tourer’s safety credentials. It scored a full five-star rating from Euro NCAP, but what really impressed was its 92% score for adult occupant protection and 86% for child occupant protection. Those scores closely match the Peugeot 508 estate’s ratings, as well as those achieved by the Skoda Octavia estate and Mazda6 Tourer – although it’s worth noting the latter two models were tested under slightly more rigorous procedures.

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Despite those scores, the i40 doesn’t have the option of automatic emergency braking, which can reduce the likelihood or severity of a shunt. What it does have, however, are seven airbags, whiplash-reducing headrests, anti-lock brakes (ABS), an electronic stability programme (ESP), two rear ISOFIX child-seat mountings and a front passenger airbag deactivation switch. The top model, the Premium, does come with a lane departure warning system with a lane keep assist function, but it can’t be fitted to the rest of the range.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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