Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

A lot of bright plastic wood and an old-school layout date the interior. The steering wheel adjusts for height and there’s the usual commanding view of the road but the blacked out rear windows on the higher spec models impairs rear visibility at night. Taller and larger drivers may find it a little cramped given that its a large car. The seats are comfortable enough for long trips although the radio buttons are fiddly to operate.

The Ssangyong Rexton comfort levels are around average. It’s a large 4×4 and as you’d expect there’s enough room for five adults and their luggage in standard models. Both head and legroom are good for all those on board and the 270 models are fairly quiet on the motorway, making the Rexton a decent long distance cruiser. It’s a well equipped car and climate control is standard on all models.

Seven seat versions are available (on top models) as an optional extra.