The appeal of the Hyundai ix35 is obvious: it’s a smart-looking SUV, with the option of four-wheel drive, for a lot less money than most rivals.

On the outside, the ix35 looks like a cross between a Ford Kuga and a Nissan Qashqai but, like for like, it’s far cheaper than either.

You get a lot for your money, too, because most versions come with dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, rear parking sensors, and heated front and rear seats.

The 1.6-litre petrol engine in entry-level S trim is a fine budget choice, but we'd go for one of the diesels. The 1.7-litre diesel model is a little short of punch at low revs; we prefer the quicker 2.0-litre version, which comes with four-wheel drive (the others are two-wheel drive only).

An automatic gearbox is available only on the 2.0-litre diesel model; all the other versions have a six-speed manual gearbox.

Body Glass
  • Anti trap reverse on drivers window
  • Automatic rain sensing wipers
  • Electric front+rear windows
  • Front windscreen de-icer
  • Intermittent front wipe with adjustable delay
  • One touch open on drivers window
  • Rear wiper
  • Solar control glass with privacy glass
  • Windscreen shadeband
  • Anti-lock Brake System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic Stability Programme + traction control
  • Hill descent control
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Trailer stability assist
  • Bluetooth connectivity with voice control
Driver Aids
  • Cruise control
  • Flex Steer variable steering settings
  • Front parking sensor
  • Power assisted steering
  • Rear parking sensor
Driver Information
  • Sat nav with TMC + rear view camera with 7" screen + subwoofer
  • Supervision cluster
  • Trip computer
Driving Mirrors
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror with compass
  • Electric folding mirrors
  • Electric heated door mirrors
  • Gloss black door mirrors
Embellishment Trims
  • Chrome interior trim
  • 7 speakers
  • RDS stereo radio + CD player/mp3 facility
  • 'Shark fin' mobile antenna
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • USB/aux input socket
Exterior Body Features
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Chrome radiator grille and surround
  • Electric tilt/slide panoramic sunroof
  • Rear spoiler
  • Roof rails
Exterior Lights
  • Automatic headlights
  • Bi-Xenon headlamp with auto levelling + Headlamp Wash
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Front fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED rear lights
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Humidity sensor
Interior Features
  • 12V power outlets
  • Ashtray and cigar lighter
  • Front and rear cupholders
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Height/reach adjustable steering column
  • Leather steering wheel and gear knob
  • Leather upholstery
  • Lockable cooled glovebox
  • Luggage hooks
  • Luggage net
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Retractable load cover
  • Sunglasses holder
Interior Lights
  • Front and rear map reading lights
  • Active front headrests
  • 'Childproof' rear door locks
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Front side airbags + full size curtain airbags
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Seatbelt pretensioners
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Three 3 point rear seatbelts
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system - High line
  • 60/40 split folding flat to floor rear seats
  • Adjustable front and rear head restraints
  • Driver seat lumbar adjustment
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • Isofix rear child seat preparation
  • Alarm and remote central locking
  • Automatic door locking
  • Deadlocks
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Keyless smart entry with push button start
  • Locking wheel nuts
Vanity Mirrors
  • Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors
Wheels - Alloy
  • 18" alloy wheels
Wheels - Spare
  • Full size spare wheel

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