The Rexton is certainly a comfortable place to be, firstly there is commanding view of the road ahead.
Comfort and Refinement
The Rexton is certainly a comfortable place to be, firstly there is commanding view of the road ahead. Then there are the large and supportive leather seats. The driver’s seat with lumber support is adjustable for height and so is the steering wheel. The driver’s seat was powered and featured a memory function.
Leg room is good in both the front and rear of the vehicle and
head room did not present a problem.
The raised seating position and wide opening doors make the Rexton a very easy vehicle to get in and out of which makes it an excellent choice for people with mobility problems. Although a side step (£200 option) may offer extra assistance for those with shorter legs.
All Rexton’s feature powered folding exterior mirrors, ideal if you have got the headroom in your garage but not the width, or when fitting through tight gaps on or off-road.
Rexton’s also feature climate control air conditioning, which worked well and was especially welcome with such a large expanse of glass. The rear privacy glass was an added bonus and was appreciated by rear seat passengers and also helped protect our luggage from prying eyes, a rear load cover is standard offering extra security.
The Rexton features roof rails for accommodating extra lugage or equipment and inside there are a number of storage solutions, including a useful box between the front seats, an overhead drop-downsunglasses holder, pop-out cupholders in the front and rear, deep door pockets and seat back pockets.
The level of refinement is high and includes electric windows, front & rear, audible reminders to release parking brake, lamps, fasten seatbelt and remove key from ignition, 12V DC power outlets x 2 and digital clock.
How It Looks -
The Rexton bears more than a passing resemblance to the outgoing Mercedes Benz M-Class, which is not surprising bearing in mind it shares quite a few major components. The Rexton is an attractive 4x4, designed by the Italian styling house Ital. We liked it, and it is only let down by the smallish 16” wheels that fail to fill the wheel arches.
SsangYong Rexton Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||SsangYong Rexton 2.7 SX|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||13.2 Seconds|
|Top Speed||106 mph|
|Transmission||5-Speed Automatic Transmission|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||35.3 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||3-year/60,000 mile manufacturer warranty|
3-year unlimited mile surface paint warranty
6-year anti corrosion warranty
|Price (when tested on the 12/02/05)||£ 23,999|