Ssangyong Rexton in the practical test

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Cattle man Family giant: Ssangyong Rexton

  • Site editor Sebastian Viehmann

Your next petrol or diesel may be the last. Site shows in a new series which conventional cars in the affordable price segment are a real recommendation-from fun makers to the discount family carriage. Today: Ssangyong Rexton.

What’s going on with the German car bosses? VW boss Herbert Diess demands massive petrol price increases-because of the climate and such, you already know. Audi boss Duesmann swords something of petrol and diesel as "drug". Even Daimler boss Kallenius does not say a sentence without the word "Electric car", "transformation" or "Turnover" occurs in it. In any case, one makes it unequivocally clear to people that they only want them to have an electric car as a customer. Petrol, diesel? Bah, whistle you! Well then: just buy a Korean who can do almost everything that a thick German SUV can do too. Just much cheaper. And with diesel. Basta!

Why buy an expensive German SUV?

Because why should you more than 40.000 to 50.Spend 000 euros for a car that can really do everything, just because there is a Mercedes star or four penetration on it? Present Ssangyong Rexton 2.2 E-XDI 4WD: More car for less money is only used. And the diesel engine on board suddenly becomes the most sensible way in the current fuel price of cry.

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Cattle man Ssangyong Rexton

Business class Deluxe at the square

The look is not even an abrot. The front imitates a little cheeky Audis Trapez. The rest is a bit bulbous and chubby, but the inner values are correct: 800 (!) Liter of trunk volume, expandable to almost 2000 liters in the case of rearranged rear seats. Business-class feeling is in the stock. And we do not talk about the rocked business of Lufthansa, but of a real premium airline, where knee freedom is still very important.

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Cattle man Cockpit of the Ssangyong Rexton

All of this is completely wrapped in leather with comfortable sitting. As a family carriage for stressed parents with two or more children, the Rexton is a main prize. Plenty of space, many shelves, a great feeling of security through the SUV cocoon. You can endure it well on the trip on vacation or grandma. And if there are really three or more children on the tour or grandma and grandpa: There is a third row of seats for the Rexton for 900 euros surcharge. However, it then diminishes the trunk even when the condition is folded up and as a seven -seater.

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Cattle man Ssangyong Rexton – lots of space in the rear

Powerful and cozy

Let’s get to the street: The Korean brand Ssangyong has never won a driving dynamics price and that is no different with the 4.8 meter long and 2.2 tons of REXTON. The 18-inch rims are sufficient, with the large 20-inches it will only be wooden and uncommon. Leaving slowly the motto is the motto, because the Rexton is a cozy travel car.

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Ssangyong Rexton in the practical test-test

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This does not mean that the 2.2-liter Vieryzlinder diesel engine with its 202 hp and 440 Newton meters of torque would not have enough reserves for overtaking-it has quite. 184 km/h maximum speed are enough, especially since you can move the thick ship quite efficiently on long distances with 140 to 160 km/h. 7.7 liters of standard consumption are of course not a cardboard stick, but the 8 before the comma can also be reached in practice. If you drive a lot of short distance, you will probably get along better with one of the tax-funded plug-in hybrids, but the diesel strikes on long distances. The gentle eight-level automatic.

Incidentally, the car also happens in the field – although a problem is that most drivers probably do not take advantage of the skills of the car at all. Because the Ssyangyong with its ladder frame chassis and the switchable all-wheel drive including the reduction is a real off-road vehicle. This means that it is only moved with all-wheel drive on the ground, on an uneven background or in ice and snow and otherwise in 2WD mode (only the rear wheels are driven). This saves fuel, but does not offer the driving dynamics of a permanent all -wheel drive. However: with all -wheel drive and 3.5 tons of trailer load, the Ssangyong is great as a towing vehicle for horse and boat.

Equipment: There are some hooks

The Rexton variant decides how much equipment it should be. It starts at the Cyrstal for 42.990 euros. The versions of Quartz and Sapphire for 47 are likely to be much greater popularity.590 or 52.Please 990 euros, but both of them still leave a few wishes open. The Elegance package remains quite expensive, which offers full leather equipment, a 360-degree camera and an electric tailgate for 4000 euros extra details. This should be just as standard for all models as the new driver assistance systems.

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Cattle man Subsible all -wheel drive in the Ssangyong Rexton

For all versions on board: a five -year guarantee up to 150.000 kilometers with a corresponding mobility package. The VW dealer (two-year guarantee) can only put himself in the corner and ashamed.

Short checklist: Ssangyong Rexton

Could the Rexton be your last combustion family carriage?

  • We didn’t find that so good: Dynamically no real expert, all -wheel drive only switchable, high loading edge of the trunk
  • We thought that was great: Drives super cozy, massive space and cargo space, everything inside and on the equipment at a fair price – the Rexton is a kind of range rover at the Aldi price.
  • That makes the car so extraordinary: You don’t need a German car as a status symbol with which you can use VW and Co. the "Drive" finance to emobility, while as a eternal combustion driver, they are also laughed at at the highest corporate level? Then the Ssangyong is a real statement according to the motto: You can, VW – an all -round SUV with the diesel you suddenly spurned there is also somewhere else.

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Type Ssangyong Rexton 2.2 E-XDI 4WD
engine Four-cylinder diesemotor
Displacement (cm3) 2157
Performance in PS (KW) at U/Min-1 202 (149) at
Max. Torque (nm) at UMin-1 441 Nm at 1600 rpm
Speed (km/h)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (sec.)))
transmission 8-speed automatic
drive All-wheel drive (switchable) with off-road reduction
Fuel diesel
Consumption EU third mix (L/100 km) 7.7
Site test consumption (l/100 km) 8.4
CO2 emissions (g/km) 217
Exhaust gas standard Euro 6 d

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6 thoughts on “Ssangyong Rexton in the practical test”

  1. Loading edge?
    Unusual. I consider what the author perceives as a defect as a wonderful thing: the … Unusual. I consider what the author perceives as a deficiency as a wonderful thing: "height" Loading edge of the trunk. The height is perfect if you take a break, just sit down comfortably, because the floor is flat. Even when luggage is in there for two adults and two small children (including the buggy and tread that folded together. …And more than once I sat there with the children in the shadow of the opened suitcase lid and ate comfortably ice cream. I’ve never been a friend of the German brand fetish. As if only "German" Manufacturer could build cars. Our Rexton is now part of the family and I love this car. Even after three years now I am still happy when I come into the garage and see him standing there!

  2. That’s how it looks !
    Why not, if someone is looking for something like that, he has a much longer guarantee like the top dogs. Otherwise: The cheapest variant is easy not to buy a new car and continue driving the existing one. Strangely, the topic is "sustainability" Obviously not an issue at KFZ. May understand who wants…..

  3. There is…
    …For significantly less money a good used A6, or a five BMW or an E-Class. It does not always have to be the SUV, and with the models mentioned you are always well dressed everywhere, and as a four-cylinder diesel you have all low consumption and ranges of over 1000 km.

  4. Anna Schneider
    Which vehicle needs from approx. 60000 km of expensive repairs? Maybe from 120000km. My last vehicle had 16000km down and there was no expensive repair apart from wear.

  5. I have ..
    … sat inside when I picked up my Pajero 5-door (the last of his kind). In terms of quite cool part, only real windows in the back would still be chic. But for the price probably the budget alternative to a touareg and the like.

  6. Also a cheap SUV
    needs fuel, which will soon become priceless due to constantly rising taxes and taxes. Electricity is not an alternative either, which is becoming more and more expensive. I put my car acquisition back on for the foreseeable future, and I’m probably not the only one.


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