SsangYong Rexton W ELX 2016 review
Overall towcar rating
If you're a brand snob, this car isn't for you. Value for money, does what it says on the tin. Loads of goodies for the price - proper selectable 4 wheel drive (you control it), sunroof, nav, economy (we were surprised how good it was lol), rugged looks, boot space. Great video at http://www.ssangyonggb.co.uk/pages/new-ssangyong/rexton-w-details which sums up Rexton ownership very nicely.
Not a lot. It will never handle on the road like a Santa Fe or Sorento but then soft roaders won't tackle the really rough stuff that we encounter on a daily basis. Not the most sophisticated inside (no trip computer) but good to get back to basics.
Would you recommend it?
How well does it tow?
Tows our 1800kg 2016 Delta Ti with ease, rock solid and as good as our previous 62 plate Santa Fe that had self levelling.
What's it like without the caravan?
Accept the body roll (ladder chassis design) and drive accordingly on the twisties. As good as our previous Santa Fe on most roads. We leave it in "W" or winter mode which helps economy. More details here http://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/engine/137448-7g-tronic-tiptronic-user-notes.html
Anything to look out for?
Nothing. Get over the fact it's not a mainstream rugged SUV and you'll be very happy.
Is it easy to live with?
Very easy to live with, great driving position and comfort.
Did you buy it new or used?
Where did you buy it?
What was the seller like?
Bought from Howards Carmarthen. Buying experience can't be faulted.
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