Ssangyong Rexton review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:diesel
Available colours:
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RRP from£38,035
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Introduction

What Car? says...

The SsangYong Rexton is not one of those city-friendly 4x4 imitators that, while lacking proper off-road capability or a rugged chassis, have ended up in the super-popular SUV class anyway.

In fact, if you're the sort to mock those big beasts that, despite their looks, couldn't pull much more than a shopping trolley, the Rexton is right up your country lane. All models get four-wheel drive, a 3500kg towing capacity and have exterior dimensions larger than many London bedsits.

The icing on the cake is that you can pick one up for around the same price as a VW Tiguan Allspace family SUV, which is not bad for a car that's bigger than the Mercedes GLC.

The Rexton is based on the highly accomplished (and extremely good value) SsangYong Musso pick-up truck, which is a vehicle that's so capable it can carry a loaded pallet in its bed and tow a trailer at the same time without so much as breaking a sweat.

That means the comparatively luxurious seven-seater surroundings of the Rexton should have no trouble transporting your terrible tribe to the supermarket – even if that involves traversing some terrain you’d usually need a rugged Toyota Land Cruiser to get across.

It all sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, if you want to know whether this seven-seater 4x4 really deserves to be on your shopping list, read the next few pages of this comprehensive review, where we'll tell you what it's like to drive, how much it will cost to buy and run, and much more.

If at the end you do decide to buy a Rexton – or indeed a new vehicle of any make and model – make sure you check how many thousands of pounds we might be able to help you save by using the free What Car? New Car Buying service, where you'll find great new Ssangyong deals.

At a glance

Number of trims2 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? diesel
MPG range across all versions32.9 - 32.9
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty7 years / 150000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£2,711 / £2,909
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£5,422 / £5,817

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