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Ssangyong Rexton

6/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Ssangyong Rexton

£27,125£37,125

Verdict

Final thoughts and pick of the range

A seven-seat, Discovery-sized 4x4 with proper locking differentials, selectable all-wheel drive, and ultra-utilitarian body-on-frame construction. This is a 4x4 of the old school.

The Rexton’s shoddy ride – a result of its utilitarian construction and cheap entry piece – mean it’s hard to recommend to those looking for a bargain way into Land Rover Discovery amounts of 4x4. It audience will be smaller than that, because this is an old school 4x4, without on-road sporting pretentions and focused on being strong, handy off road, a hefty towcar, and reliable.

It’s actually a more refined cruiser than expected too, and despite the clunky rad manners, remains a great value proposition. If nothing else, it shows SsangYong is finally taking strides to leave its Rodius past a long way behind. 

Our choice from the range

This is the one we'd pick...

Ssangyong Rexton front quarter
Ssangyong

2.2 ELX 5dr Auto

£33,625
N/A
35mpg
N/A
181bhp
215g/km
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