Ssangyong Rexton 2.2 Ultimate 5dr Auto Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Ssangyong Rexton 2021 front
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RRP £39,965What Car? Target Price£39,314
Review

If what you’re looking for is a beefy off-roader as a tow car that happens to have seven seats, the Ssangyong Rexton is a much cheaper alternative to the similarly rugged Toyota Land Cruiser. However, the Rexton is far too flawed to recommend if you intend to use it predominantly on the road, because there are an awful lot of more suitable and pleasant to drive seven seat alternatives for the money

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Top-spec Ultimate trim adds quilted leather seats with ventilation up front and a memory function for the driver, better headlights, LED ambient lighting inside, an electric tailgate, blindspot monitoring, lane change assist, rear cross-traffic alert and 20in wheels. Too pricey to recommend.

The only engine, a 2.2-litre diesel unit, has 179bhp and 295lb ft of torque that are enough for adequate performance. It’s refined for the most part but does get shouty when you rev it hard. Four-wheel drive is standard and you can choose a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox.


Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPHundefined seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

32.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

423

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

227

g/km

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