For The Hyundai ix35 1.7 CRDi Premium has impressively low running costs and long list of standard equipment. The cabin is spacious and smartly styled.
Against Performance is a little flat at low revs and the engine is noisy when worked hard. Rival crossovers are better to drive and be driven in.
The Hyundai ix35 1.7 CRDi Premium is a decent crossover with excellent kit levels and impressive fuel economy and CO2 emissions. If only the engine was punchier and the ride more settled.
The appeal of the Hyundai ix35 is obvious: it’s a smart-looking crossover, with the option of four-wheel drive, for a lot less money than most rivals.
On the outside, the ix35 looks like a cross between a Ford Kuga and a Nissan Qashqai but, like for like, it’s far cheaper than either.
You get a lot for your money, too, because all versions come with air-con, Bluetooth, rear parking sensors, and heated front and rear seats.
The 1.6-litre petrol engine in entry-level Style trim offers the best blend of value, equipment, performance and low running costs. The 1.7-litre diesel model is a little short of punch at low revs; the two 2.0-litre diesels are quicker and available with four-wheel drive, but the top-level versions are a little pricey.
An automatic gearbox is standard only on the higher-powered, four-wheel-drive 2.0-litre diesel model. All the other versions have a six-speed manual gearbox.
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The Hyundai ix35 2.0 CRDi 136 Style is certainly one of our favourite engine and trim combinations in the range, but we're not convinced you need the four-wheel drive.