There's no doubt that the Hyundai ix35 is a very distinctive car - its stylish appearance and high suspension means it turns heads wherever it goes. The sister car to the Hyundai i30, the ix is 10cm longer than its immediate rival, the Nissan Qashqai, which, crucially, results in a lot more room inside. On the inside, all fittings and fixtures feel solid and well made, while the dashboard is clearly laid out and easy to use. Top-of-the-range models also offer a panoramic glass roof, climate control, automatic windscreen wipers, heated leather seats and keyless entry as standard. It's available with two or four-wheel drive, and its soft suspension makes it very comfortable on long trips.