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Hyundai ix35 (10-15) - rated 4 out of 5

The Hyundai ix35 is the sister car of the KIA Sportage, a compact family SUV designed to take on the likes of the ever-popular Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Yeti and Ford Kuga. Initially seen as the replacement for the underwhelming Tucson model, that car is actually due for re-entry into the UK market in 2015 and will sit alongside the ix35. 

When the Hyundai ix35 was introduced, in 2010, what it did was help establish Hyundai on the map – now the firm had a proper mainstream model good enough to upset the applecart of its competitors. And not just because, like all new Hyundais, the ix35 came with the firm’s five-year unlimited mileage warranty.