There’s no denying the Rexton W is cheaper to buy than many of its rivals, but for only slightly more you can have a Mazda CX-5, which costs less to run as a private or company car and is similarly well equipped. The Rexton W won’t hold its value as well, either, so will prove more expensive over three years.
Ssangyong Rexton quality & reliability
Ssangyong didn’t perform well in the latest What Car? reliability survey, finishing in the bottom quarter of all the manufacturers featured. At least the five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty provides some peace of mind. Cabin quality isn’t particularly good; there are plenty of cheap plastics on the dashboard and the switchgear feels similarly low-rent.
Ssangyong Rexton safety & security
The Rexton W can’t compete with many of its rivals when it comes to safety kit. All models get driver, passenger and front side airbags, but don’t get a driver’s knee airbag, curtain ’bags or the option of rear side airbags. Security equipment includes an alarm and an engine immobiliser.