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Ssangyong Rexton review

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Ssangyong Rexton
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10 Nov 2017 11:34 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 13:06

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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

If we were judging this category solely on a pound-for-pound basis, the Rexton would do very well; there’s no doubting that you get an awful lot of car for your money. That’s especially true of entry-level EX models that undercut the most expensive Seat Ateca by a noteworthy amount of cash.

It’s not like Ssangyong is stingy with equipment, either. You get all the kit you actually need and a few luxury items as well. Sat-nav may not be available on lower trims, but standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mean you can access navigation through your smartphone.

But running costs are less impressive. No version dips below 200g/km of CO2, so it’s pricey for business users, while the official figures suggest it’ll do 36.2mpg at best. We failed to better 30mpg in our test car, if the trip computer is to be believed.

Still, all versions get automatic emergency braking and a lane departure warning, while the warranty is an impressive five-year unlimited-mileage policy.

 

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Verdict

Worth considering if you need a muscular tow car that seats seven but too flawed to recommend otherwise

  • Well equipped
  • Cheap for its size and capability
  • Excellent towing capacity
  • Overly firm ride
  • Poor handling
  • Not as spacious as you might think
There are 3 trims available for the Rexton estate. Click to see details.See all versions
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EX
It may be the entry point in the Rexton range, but EX cars still get four-wheel drive, auto lights and wipers, seven seats, keyless entry, an 8.0in infotainment system with a DAB radio, Bluetooth a...View trim
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ELX
The next rung up gives you the option of five or seven seats, along with a few more luxuries. These include electrically adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, seat heating front and rear, dua...View trim
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Ultimate
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 mon...View trim
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