SsangYong Rexton review: what the car critics say
For sheer size and pulling power, this 4x4 family tank has few rivals
A comparatively luxurious seven-seater, the Rexton is based on the SsangYong Musso pick-up truck, What Car? said. SsangYong has kept things simple with just one engine – a 202bhp 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel – and one eight-speed automatic gearbox on offer. All models are four-wheel drive with a towing capacity of 3,500kg. But in weighing over 2 tonnes, this SUV is not fast: it does 0-60mph in 10.7 seconds.
There’s no confusing this 4x4 family tank with its predecessor, thanks to a colossal chrome grille and sharp new LED headlights, said Autocar. It is still one of the largest SUVs on sale, which makes parking a challenge. And although it may be ruggedly dependable off-road, it rides far less compliantly on tarmac than the competition. Suspension is firm, the chunky tyres are noisy and the steering is vague.
There are two trim levels for this cavernous beast – Ventura and Ultimate, which has a larger 9in infotainment display, rear privacy glass, LED ambient lighting in the cabin and heated seats and steering wheel, said The Independent. The Rexton has an impressive boot, and nice touches such as Nappa leather seats and new digital displays, but it’s still a bit crude and noisy. Still, for sheer size and pulling power, it has few rivals. UK price from £37,995.