Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

SsangYong Rexton W safety credentials have not yet been tested by independent safety body EuroNCAP and we do not expect this to change as the Japanese manufacturer has to date not put any of its models through the tests.

With limited active safety systems included it is unlikely the car would achieve five stars if it were to be tested.

Safety kit fitted to the Rexton W includes Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Active Rollover Protection (ARP), ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Hill Descent Control (HDC). There are also dual front and side air bags, while ISO-Fix points for child seats are fitted on the second row.

Parking sensors are available as standard on the EX trim, which is helpful.

With a 3,000kg towing capacity SsangYong Rexton W practicality is pretty strong, beating that of the Mitsubishi Outlander, the Kia Sorento and the Hyundai Santa Fe. This means you have the capability to tow a reasonably big caravan, horsebox or trailer with the Rexton W.

Headroom is impressive and legroom is very good for those sitting in the front and second row. The third row is still a bit of a squeeze, especially for adults, but it is better than most cars in the segment can offer.

If all seven seats are up there is little room in the boot, though fold the third row of seats flat and this greatly improves. Second-row seats can also be folded in a 60:40 split. The total amount of cargo space on offer is 1,338 litres – not bad at all.

Folding the seats can become quite an arduous task with several different levers to pull to collapse the second row and the headrests needing to be removed for the third row of seats to be stowed away.

As for storage space around the car, there are plenty of cubbies and cup-holders on offer in the front (including a glasses holder which is a particular bonus) but door pockets are a little on the small side, especially in the rear doors.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the SsangYong Rexton W (14-17).

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

60th Anniversary Edition equipment

60th Anniversary Edition standard equipment
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
60th Anniversary Edition optional equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

ELX equipment

ELX standard equipment
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
ELX optional equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

EX equipment

EX standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
EX optional equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
SE optional equipment
None available

SX equipment

SX standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Lumbar support
SX optional equipment
None available