Accommodation wise if you are going to use your Hyundai ix35 to cart around the family and their luggage you will be impressed and we feel that it is an excellent family vehicle
Ride and Handling
The Hyundai ix35 is fitted with an advanced multi-link, fully independent suspension set up as standard. The multi-link suspension, features Amplitude Selective Dampers (ASD), which combine the ability to deliver a smooth ride on urban road surfaces with firmer control at higher speeds, or when negotiating bumpy country roads. We found the suspension a bit on the bouncy side and body-roll was noticeable, but it did absorb poor road surfaces well.
We found the speed sensitive, variable power steering, very light but after driving the ix35 for a while we got used to it and it did make easy work of parking as the steering requires less than three turns (2.96) lock-to-lock. It also delivers an exceptionally tight turning circle.
Our test car was a 2WD (2 wheel drive) version but should you require it a 4WD (four wheel drive) version is available.
Ease of Use
Accommodation wise if you are going to use your Hyundai ix35 to cart around the family and their luggage you will be impressed and we feel that it is an excellent family vehicle.
Storage space is excellent offering large door bins, bottle holders, rear cup holders, a large cooled glove box and a 6.2-litre centre console.
Boot space is very good with 591 litres of available space - with the rear seats up, or up to 1436 litres when folded flat. The rear seat back folds 60:40 at the pull of a lever, while for security all models feature a roller-blind style luggage cover. However, the rear seats don’t fold down completely so you don’t get a totally flat load area which is a bit of a shame.
All round vision is excellent and our test car was fitted with a reverse camera and rear parking sensors which made parking easier.
Head and leg room is excellent in both the front and rear of the vehicle. We found that the rear doors openings were not that wide which made fitting our child seat a bit awkward.
Premium models are fitted with a panoramic sunroof that extends the full length of the cabin, making it feel light and airy. The front section features a tilt and slide function and the rear is a fixed panel – both are protected by a sun visor.
Hyundai ix35 Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Hyundai ix35 Premium 1.7 CRDi 2WD|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||12.4 seconds|
|Top Speed||108 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||58.9 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||5 years / unlimiited mileage|
|Price (when tested on the 15/08/11)||£20,445|