This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest SsangYong Rexton SUV review.

Parkers overall rating: 2.7 out of 5 2.7
  • Much better than older SsangYongs
  • Not as good as newer ones like Tivoli
  • Top-spec seats are voluminous and comfy

The interior of the SsangYong Rexton is much improved over the firm’s older cars, although it’s not quite as polished as newer models like the Tivoli.

On the whole the plastics used look a little cheap but on the other hand feel hard-wearing and resistant to scratching.

The Kenwood infotainment unit looks like an afterthought and proved to be fiddly, slow to react and fitted with buttons that are too small.

Higher-spec cars come with an electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, making it easy to get into your chosen driving position even after someone else has driven the car.

  • Comfortable seats, knobbly ride
  • Engine is noisy when pushed
  • Lots of places to store things

The SsangYong Rexton is a fairly comfortable car, with lots of room inside and big squashy chairs to relax in on a long cruise.

Letting the side down slightly is the ride quality, which is bumpy and jerky at times. A fair bit of engine noise permeates into the cabin too.