They feel that it offers the ‘best of all worlds’ with Coupe looks, SUV style, MPV practicality combined with hatchback costs
Comfort and Refinement
The Hyundai ix35 is a comfortable place to be the seats are supportive and Premium models have leather and cloth seat trim, heated front and rear seats (outer rear seat bases only) and dual zone climate control. Keyless entry with engine start/stop button is standard on the Premium model which means no more fumbling for your car keys with your hands full of shopping.
The leather wrapped steering wheel is height and reach adjustable and the dashboard controls are intuitive to operate.
Further standard equipment on the Premium model includes: cruise control, bluetooth connectivity, automatic headlights (with follow-me-home function), automatic windscreen wipers, hill start assist, Satellite Navigation, trip computer, electric folding door mirrors, electric front and rear windows, electric heated door mirrors with integral indicators, 12v power outlets, front fog lights, privacy glass (rear side and tailgate), front centre armrest with storage compartment and rear centre armrest.
Safety and Security
The Hyundai ix35 Premium 1.7 CRDi 2WD is equipped with the following safety and security equipment:
Six airbags two front, two front side and two full length curtain airbags. The front seats have Active head restraints as standard, and all on-board safety systems, such as the airbags and seatbelt pretensioners, work in conjunction with advanced rollover protection sensors within the ESP system to determine which safety aids need to be deployed in an emergency situation. Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Emergency Stop Signal, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Downhill Brake Control (DBC) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).
The Hyundai ix35 hasn’t yet been tested by Euro NCAP but a good performance is expected. In fact Hyundai’s safety expertise was demonstrated when the ix35’s sibling, the i20 scored higher in Euro NCAP tests than an SUV from a well-known Swedish manufacturer!
The Hyundai ix35 Premium 1.7 CRDi 2WD is equipped with a stereo RDS Radio/CD Player with MP3/WMA Compatibility, USB and Aux Connections, 6 speakers and Bluetooth(R) Connectivity with Voice Recognition.
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What We Liked
- 5-Year warranty
- Fuel consumption
- Panoramic sunroof
- Exterior & interior styling
- 6-speed gearbox
- Full-size spare wheel
What We Disliked
- Noisy engine
- Satellite Navigation – not full postcode
What We Would Like To See
- Better sound deadening
- Full post code Satellite Navigation
Hyundai hope to attract new buyers to the brand with the introduction of the ix35. They feel that it offers the ‘best of all worlds’ with Coupe looks, SUV style, MPV practicality combined with hatchback costs.
Whilst it might lack the finesse of the class leaders the Hyundai ix35 is a stylish looking, family friendly compact SUV that offers a good level of standard equipment at an affordable price combined with Hyundai’s excellent five year, unlimited mileage warranty and we feel that it is well worth a test drive.15 August 2011
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|