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Hyundai i40 saloon (2011-2019) - Practicality & boot space

The Hyundai i40 offers a big boot and plenty of interior storage

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3.3 out of 5

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4.2 out of 5

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Practicality & boot space Rating

3.0 out of 5

Although it’s not an absolute class leader when it comes to storage space, the Hyundai i40 saloon is still an impressively practical large saloon car, so depending on your exact needs you may not necessarily have to go for the i40 Tourer estate to get the kind of space you want.

Hyundai i40 interior space and storage

Inside the car, you get lots of useful storage cubbies and compartments positioned around the interior. There’s also loads of head and legroom and enough overall space for five adults to sit comfortably inside. So if you don’t tend to carry a large amount of luggage, you don’t necessarily have to go for the i40 Tourer estate to ensure passenger comfort. Kids in particular will be very happy in the back.

Boot space

The i40 saloon offers 525 litres of boot space, which is a little less than you get in the equivalent Ford Mondeo. Unlike with some cars, you can’t fold down the Hyundai’s rear seats to expand that figure, so if you really need that bit of extra luggage room, you’re better off going for the i40 Tourer estate, which offers a 553-litre boot as standard – or a massive 1,719 litres of space with its back seats folded down flat. The saloon model’s boot opening is a bit narrow, too, so loading big objects can be tricky.


With its powerful diesel engines and excellent long-distance comfort, the Hyundai i40 makes a good tow car. The less powerful diesel model can pull a braked trailer or caravan weighing up to 1,500kg, while the more powerful engine ups that limit to 1,800kg – the latter would be our recommendation if you tow regularly.

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