Aggregated reviews, user reviews, videos, photos and stats
- Value for money
- Good looks
- 5 year warranty
- Cheap interior parts
- A little noisy
- Firm ride
As a place to put a family in comfort and safety, the ix35 should be worth considering. Testers admire the space for passengers and luggage. Interior quality isn’t quite up there with the class best though, with cheap-feeling plastics criticised.
All pseudo off-road vehicles have improved in recent years and the ix35 is no exception. It’s not the most exciting of drives, say the experts, but handling is good enough for day to day use. The ride is described as a little harsh and bouncy, but not uncomfortable. Basic models are front-wheel drive, with four-wheel drive optional.
Engines in Hyundai’s small SUV are mixed, judging by reviews. The petrol 2.0-litre is best avoided with poor performance and an imprecise gearshift. Diesels are better and more economical, though the 2.0 CRDi is a better choice than the noisy 1.7 CRDi. Both have impressive economy.
Value for money
If there’s one thing Korean cars have always done well, it’s value. The ix35 looks inexpensive next to rivals and Hyundai’s long 5-year warranty gives you faith in the model’s reliability too. The ix35 is a cheap way to get a good looking, well specified and economical SUV.
Reviews recommend that you steer clear of the 2.0-litre petrol version, which has poor performance and is unlikely to be that economical as a result. 4WD is optional on some models and only costs an extra grand without losing too much fuel efficiency, so it could be worth it for the extra security in winter.
The ix35 may not be a class leader in the small SUV or crossover segments, but it remains a well-equipped, good value choice for families needing a little extra space.
- Price range:
- £17,555 - £27,970
- 39 - 49
- Safety rating (NCAP):
- Date released:
- Replacement due:
- Not for many years
- Engine to go for:
- Either of the two diesels would be a good choice
- Engine to avoid:
- The 2.0 petrol
- Options to go for:
- The double-sunroofs make the cabin nice and light
- Engine naming:
- CRDi engines are diesels, GDi engines are petrol
Hyundai ix35 User Reviews
Don't believe the fuel economy figure, it's not as good as it should be. The garage has said it will improve but we're not sure it will.
Otherwise it's been a good car so far. Powerful and comfortable. Looked at this and the Kia Sportage, but thought the interior was better on the Hyundai and we got offered a good deal.
- By Adam Fleming, who owns this car
Stylish promotional video for the ix35. It's in Japanese but shows off the car nicely!
Australian car magazine, AutoExpertTV, review the Hyundai ix35 in this useful video review.
Great review of the ix35. They tell us what it's like to drive, how comfortable it is and what the interior is like. Video from Motors.co.uk