The ix35 is cheap compared with most rivals and it will hold its value pretty well in the long term. Opt for a front-wheel-drive petrol or diesel model and running costs will be reasonable, too. The higher emissions and fuel consumption of four-wheel-drive models mean you'll have to pay more in running costs, but they're still competitive.
Hyundai ix35 quality & reliability
The ix35's dashboard is stylish, but it's a shame that the plastics aren't more appealing. Everything feels solidly put together, however, and there's the reassurance of Hyundai's five-year/unlimited-mileage warranty.
Hyundai ix35 safety & security
All versions come with six airbags, stability control and whiplash-reducing front head restraints - and very effective they are, too. The car achieved a maximum five-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests, which provides plenty of peace of mind. An alarm, engine immobiliser and deadlocks are fitted to all models.