Ssangyong Rexton Car Reviews

The Ssangyong Rexton is a well made fully equipped 4x4, fully and is attractive enough to turn heads. This is an ideal workhorse in a country setting but may have difficulty finding a loyal following among fashion conscience buyers.

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Price Range: £-1 - £-1
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Score: 3.5/5
Reasonably priced
Seats 7
Capable off-roader
Resale value
Fuel economy
Not the greatest drive

Latest Ssangyong Rexton Car Reviews:

Ssangyong Rexton 270 S 5dr - February 2012
If you are looking for a 4x4 with genuine off-road ability and you are attracted by a cheap price tag then the SsangYong Rexton 270 S could be what you are looking for. This large 4x4 comes with re...
Ssangyong Rexton 270 S Auto 5dr - March 2012
The Ssang Yong Rexton S is a good off-roader but performs dismally on the open road. It is spacious enough inside for five, and seven can sit squeezed. There is an ample boot for when you want to t...
Ssangyong Rexton 270 EX Auto 5dr - April 2012
The SsangYong Rexton is a vehicle that has been made to try and undercut many of its rivals by delivering 4x4 motoring on a strict budget, but there are a number of sacrifices made to achieve this....

Ssangyong Rexton Overview

The current Rexton, also known as the Y300, is a 7-seater which comes with a bunch of features to make the car a little more eco friendly by reducing its carbon emissions. It has a choice of engines ranging from a 2.7 litre to a 3.2 litre, which offer a fuel economy ranging from 19.0 mpg to 33.0 mpg.

The Rexton offers super value for the money, many buyers who are tired of traditional workhorses will be very interested in the Rexton. It has exceptional towing abilities and gets the job done with ease.

Background

The SsangYong Rexton was first introduced to the market in 2001, was based upon the Mercedes-Benz M-Class and is capable of seating 7.

The original incarnation of the Rexton was in production from 2001 to 2006 and was available with four-wheel drive and a choice of 3 engines including a diesel option. Though originally produced in 2001, it was not introduced to Europe until 2003.

The Rexton II was then released in 2006 and was pretty much the same as the original with the exception of a few upgrades and cosmetic changes in order to make the car more stylish, comfy and convenient.

The third version of the Rexton was introduced in 2010 and was renamed the Rexton III. It boasts a number of new technologies compared to previous models, containing a diesel particulate filter, a tire pressure monitoring system, a forward collision warning and avoidance system, a geometric turbine turbo charger and an electronic toll collection system.

Summary

The Rexton may be more at home in the suburbs or on country roads. It is simply too large to cope easily with city streets. It is also very difficult to find a parking space big enough for the monster of a car. Steering can be too light for British tastes and with four-wheel-drive selected, fuel consumption rises to frightening levels despite it relatively low emissions. The somewhat unknown firm can sell the Rexton at bargain basement prices, but many 4X4 buyers are looking for the prestige that comes with the other brands.

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