For The Hyundai ix35 is cheaper and better equipped than many rivals. It's also practical and has a powerful diesel engine.
Against The ix35 falls short of its key rivals in terms of ride comfort, refinement and interior quality.
What Car? says
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 16 Hyundai ix35 versions available
Target Price team says:
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.
Reader test team says:
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,…
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…
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…
Overall good car. 1.7 diesel feels quite punchy, as max torque delivered from 1250 RPM. Fuel consumption satisfactory at 42mpg overall. Amazing…