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For The Hyundai ix35 is cheaper and better equipped than many rivals. It's also practical and pretty cheap to run.

Against It falls short of its key rivals in terms of ride comfort, refinement and interior quality.

Hyundai ix35 4x4
33 5stars

The Hyundai ix35 doesn't quite have the polish of the class leaders, but it's good value for money and looks the part.

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There are 15 Hyundai ix35 versions available

4x4 1.6 GDi S 2WD 5dr £16,995
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 1.6 GDi S B'Drive 2WD ISG 5dr £17,175
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 1.7 CRDi S 2WD 5dr £18,495
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 1.6 GDi SE 2WD 5dr £18,595
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 1.6 GDi SE B'Drive 2WD ISG 5dr £18,775
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 1.6 GDi SE Nav 2WD 5dr £19,645
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 1.6 GDi SE Nav B'Drive 2WD ISG 5dr £19,790
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 1.7 CRDi SE 2WD 5dr £20,095
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 1.7 CRDi SE Nav 2WD 5dr £21,145
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 1.7 CRDi Premium 2WD 5dr £22,845
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 CRDi SE 136 4WD 5dr £22,995
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 1.7 CRDi Premium Panorama 2WD 5dr £23,645
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 CRDi SE Nav 136 4WD 5dr £24,045
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 CRDi Premium 136 4WD 5dr £25,745
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 CRDi Premium Panorama 4WD 5dr £26,545
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The appeal of the Hyundai ix35 is obvious: it’s a smart-looking SUV, 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 most versions come with dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, rear parking sensors, and heated front and rear seats.

The 1.6-litre petrol engine in entry-level S trim is a fine budget choice, but we'd go for one of the diesels. The 1.7-litre diesel model is a little short of punch at low revs; we prefer the quicker 2.0-litre version, which comes with four-wheel drive (the others are two-wheel drive only).

An automatic gearbox is available only on the 2.0-litre diesel model; all the other versions have a six-speed manual gearbox.

Reader test team says:

Hyundai ix35 4x4 1.7 CRDi Premium 2WD 5dr

I get a hire car most weeks, and have very little control of what car I am given. I have had a lot of different cars ..... This week I got an ix35,…

Rick Rick

5 out of 5 stars

Hyundai ix35 4x4 1.7 CRDi Premium 2WD 5dr

My previous car was a Toyota Avensis I wanted a Rav4 and also looked at the Skoda Yetti and a used X3 but as retirment was close I chose the IX35 for…

rubin newton

4 out of 5 stars

Hyundai ix35 4x4 2.0 CRDi 2WD Prem+Media Pack 5dr

This is an update to my previous review. Not I've done 6,800 miles (and therefore stopped driving it like a nun), the average fuel consumption has…

Greg Childs

3 out of 5 stars

Hyundai ix35 4x4 1.7 CRDi Prem + Media Pack 2WD 5dr

Overall good car. 1.7 diesel feels quite punchy, as max torque delivered from 1250 RPM. Fuel consumption satisfactory at 42mpg overall. Amazing…

Colin Ooi

4 out of 5 stars
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