SsangYong Rexton SUV - MPG, running costs & CO2
Economy and emissions are unremarkable, but warranty support is solid
By today's SUV standards, the fuel economy of the SsangYong Rexton isn't anything to write home about but it's roughly competitive with the pickups and commercial vehicles that use a similar mechanical arrangement, and which make up a lot of its real-world competition.
SsangYong Rexton MPG & CO2
Both versions of the SsangYong Rexton return 32.9mpg with a standard automatic gearbox and selectable four-wheel drive.
CO2 emissions are rather higher than those of the Rexton's SUV rivals, with 225g/km putting both versions in the most expensive Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) bracket. This means company-car tax may be more costly than some rivals, even though the taxable (P11D) value of the car is lower.
As the Ventura model costs less than £40,000 to buy, annual VED (road tax) will cost the standard rate. The Ultimate version costs just over the threshold, so the surcharge is payable in years two to six.
Insurance is likely to be relatively pricey across the Rexton range. The Ventura is in group 34, while the Ultimate is in 35, which is higher than top trims of Hyundai Santa Fe and the range-topping Kia Sorento.
However, it's a slightly lower insurance group than the Nissan Navara pickup, which faces a group 36 rating.
The Rexton requires servicing every 12,500 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first. Minor and major services are performed alternately.
The seven-year/150,000-mile warranty SsangYong provides in the UK is unusually generous, and is unmatched. Hyundai's policy has a five-year/unlimited mileage duration, and can't match the scope of SsangYong's, which includes the brake discs and clutch components for a year or 12,000 miles. Replacing SsangYong's previous five-year warranty from October 2018, owners who have bought a Rexton since its launch last year can retrospectively upgrade to the seven-year warranty for free.