What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

For It provides big-car space at small-car prices, and some versions can seat seven people

Against It's short on on-road ride, refinement, quality and safety features

Verdict It's a lot of car for the money, but you have to sacrifice in some important areas

Go for… 290 S

Avoid… 320 SX

Ssangyong Rexton W 4x4
  • 1. The engines are from Mercedes, so they should be reliable
  • 2. The cabin looks cheap, but it's well put-together
  • 3. The driving position is basically good, but there's no reach adjustment on the steering wheel
  • 4. Avoid the massively thirsty 3.2-litre petrol engine in early cars
  • 5. The boot is big, though not wide, and some models have seven seats
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