SsangYong Rexton used car review
SsangYong Rexton

 

Vital Statistics

Model

SsangYong Rexton 270 XDi SX7

Engine

2696cc, five-cylinder turbodiesel

Power

165bhp

Transmission

Five-speed automatic

Fuel consumption

30mpg (combined)

Acceleration

0-62mph: 13.2sec

Top Speed

111mph

Check the following
 

Four-wheel drive Under normal driving the Rexton is two-wheel drive only ó a button transforms it to four-wheel drive. Check it engages smoothly and that the dashboard indicator lights

Boot Huge 935-litre boot swallows loads and allows the option of a third row of seats to make it a true seven-seater

Spare wheel Stowed in a cradle under the rear, it is exposed to the weather and thieving hands so check itís present and inflated

Leather Upholstery Standard on top-spec models and a common and desirable option on all

Towing Massive 3,500kg towing capacity puts it on par with the best in class

Warranty Three-year/60,000-mile cover from date of first registration, but check the book has been stamped by SsangYong-franchised dealers; some cars have a void warranty due to non franchise service or repair work

Stereo CD comes as standard but buttons can be fiddly

Bonnet High, bluff styling makes the bonnet and headlamps prone to stone chips, so check these carefully

The one to buy
  • SsangYong Rexton 270 XDi SX7 automatic 2004 04 with 40,000 miles. Pay £13,750 at a dealer or £12,500 privately
Values
 

Mileage

10,000miles

20,000 miles

40,000 miles

2004 Ď04í               Trade

£13,400

£12,750

£11,500

                               Retail

£15,650

£14,650

£13,750

2005 '05'                Trade

£14,650

£13,950

£12,550

                               Retail

£16,895

£16,195

£14,795

2006 Ď06í               Trade

£16,300

£15,500

£14,150

                               Retail

£18,550

£17,750

£16,450

Source: estimates based on confidential CAP black book prices. ĎTradeí is what a dealer would pay to buy your car; ĎRetailí is what you would pay a dealer

Alternatives (for similar money)

2003 52 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2.7CRD Ltd auto

2003 53 Mitsubishi Shogun 3.2 DID Classic auto

2004 53 Kia Sorento 2.5 CRDi XS auto

2005 05 Nissan X-Trail 2.2 dCi 136 SE manual

2006 55 Hyundai Terracan 2.9 CRTD auto

Figures based on CAP December 2006 edition

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