The Rexton is a strong choice if you’d rather not pay premium prices. If you just want a well made, well equipped working car that can tow 3.5 tonnes and grip well on wet grass, with a horsebox hitched on the back or on a slipway when you're launching a boat, it's worth consideration.
It's very competitively priced and decent quality inside, and thus far, Ssangyong dealers say, has proved reliable. Ssangyong expects to treble sales of the old Rexton with this new model, and it’s easy to see why.
However, if space isn't such a priority but interior quality and off-road ability still are, the Discovery Sport is a better all-rounder. Similarly, if you're after a keen price, a good drive and generous space, the Sorento still ticks more boxes.
What Car? says...
For all the latest reviews, advice and new car deals, sign up to the What Car? newsletter here
Ssangyong Rexton Ultimate
Engine 4cyl, 2157cc, diesel
Power 179bhp @ 4000rpm
Torque 310lb ft @ 1600rpm
Gearbox 7-spd automatic
Top speed 115mph
Official economy 34.8mpg (combined)
CO2, tax band 218g/km, 37%
Release date On sale now
Page 2 of 2