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Our Fleet Test Drive: Hyundai ix35 - 3rd report

Date: 07 March 2011   |   Author: Hugh Hunston

side by side

Hyundai's ix35 crossover is playing its part in elevating public perception of the previously budget brand. This was illustrated by an intense quizzing from a Ford Kuga owner at my local fuel pumps.

Having opted for an all-wheel drive 2.0-litre diesel variant, with a 40mpg average on a good day, the Ford owner conceded that the extra 10mpg averaged by our 1.7-litre diesel two-wheel drive Hyundai and a five-year warranty would bring it into his reckoning. He also noted the ix35 had a fair bit more stowage capacity - and that's despite a full-size alloy compromising the Hyundai's boot space.

Hyundai ix35 1.7 CRDi 2WD Prem.
Mileage 590
Claimed combined
48.7 mpg
Our average
Forecast CPM51.3p
Actual CPM 52.3p
PositiveWell-specced new
wave Hyundai
NegativeBrand elevation
comes at a price