Ssangyong Rexton (2003-2010) review

This chunky off-roader is yet another budget-priced vehicle with enviable ability off-road.

Ssangyong Rexton II
Overall Auto Express Rating

1.0 out of 5

Price
£22,560 to £24,060

This chunky off-roader is yet another budget-priced vehicle with enviable ability off-road. But it's also attractively-styled and features a very smart interior, which help set it apart from rivals such as the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Terracan. Three engines are offered, either a 3.2-litre six cylinder or a choice of two turbodiesels; of 2.9-litre and 2.7-litres. The latter pairing are the more desirable choices over the smooth but thirsty V6 petrol thanks to reasonable economy and decent punch.

The well-equipped interior offers plenty of room and equipment; all variants feature climate control, electric windows and CD player. It's also built to a high standard and seems to be influenced by VW Group designs - no bad thing. However, the Rexton lacks the poise of more road-biased machinery on the road, and can wallow heavily into corners. The ride is also bumpy and unresolved. Still, it's good off-road because of the heavy-duty running gear, and promises good reliability courtesy of well-proven mechanicals. And prices are low enough to at least earn it consideration as a comfortable and inexpensive workhorse.

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