Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Parkers VerdictThe Parkers Verdict

There’s no doubting the Rexton has some serious capability, especially when it comes to interior space, standard equipment and rugged off-road ability. The only question is whether many buyers need that ahead of reasonable finance, lower running costs and more car-like manners on the road.

If your aims are primarily road use, towing, horseboxes and occasional rough roads the Rexton is impressive, in fact. Ground clearance is low enough to make really rough tracks and deep snow tricky – one area where the Discovery had an air-suspended advantage – though on the other hand, passengers and drivers don’t need fold-out steps or a pole-vault to get in.

Crucially, that caveat of ‘for the money’ does not come with an implication of wanting an improvement in design or build quality. Rather, this Rexton has the foundations to carry a higher price, a more expensive-to-run engine, and all-wheel drive - without feeling like corners have been cut.

Read on for the full SsangYong Rexton review.