The i40 provides a seven inch touchscreen but the Sonata triumphs over it with an eight-inch unit. Sadly, neither feature Mazda 6’s superior rotary controlling dial and both are poorly positioned which makes them prone to washout when viewed in direct sunlight. Under the hood, both engines send power to the front wheels but one of them focuses on pace while the other on fuel consumption.
The Hyundai Sonata is available with two petrol engines and the premium features a 2.0liter turbo with 180kW at 6000rpm and 350Nm between 1400 and 4000rpm. Compared to that, the i40 has a 1.7-litre turbo-diesel engine churning out 104kW (up 4kW on the Series I) at 4000rpm and 340Nm of torque (up 20Nm) between 1750 and 2500rpm.
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