It's hard to fault a vehicle that has pretty much everything covered. From undeniably good looks and a long list of fancy features to proven reliability and low running costs, the Hyundai Ix35 SUV gets the all-round nod from the public and industry alike. And to make it even more appealing, it also offers variety - petrol, diesel, 4x2, 4x4, auto, manual... it's all in the line-up. However, taste and requirements do differ, and what's important to you, might not appeal to your next-door neighbour. So let's break it down...
Comfort? The Hyundai Ix35 SUV certainly has this category covered. Its increased rear overhang along with a redesigned rear wheel suspension ensure a large cargo area to stow loads of luggage while its spacious interior, comfy seating for 5 adults and a driver's seat with lumbar support will make cross country road trips in this SUV a pleasure, rather than a pain. Other convenience features that will make your short drives and long journeys more enjoyable include auto dual climate control and cruise control on most models, electric folding side mirrors and an advanced audio system with MP3, USB and iPod® connectivity and controls on the steering wheel.
And the drive? Good performance, solid handling and a firm ride all form part of the package whether you pick the 2.0L/2.4L petrol or 2.0L diesel powertrain and opt for the 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain. Adding a touch of style and convenience is the Hyundai Ix35's keyless entry, its stop-start button functionality and blue LED light cluster and trip computer display. Another great feature is its advanced parking guide system, which incorporates a rear camera display in the vehicle's rear-view mirror.
Is it safe? The Ix35 SUV is as safe as it gets. Its size and high-riding seating position alone will make occupants feel safe, but there are plenty more active and passive safety features that will add peace of mind. Driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags are standard on almost all models while every Ix35 SUV is fitted with a collapsible steering column, side impact beams and crumple zones.
Is it a value-for-money buy? A quick glance at the Hyundai Ix35's long list of standard specifications, confirms that you're getting a whole lot of bang for your buck when buying this sporty and refined all-rounder. And besides being very competitively priced within its market segment, the Ix35 also comes with the added Hyundai promise of quality, after-sales service and nationwide support.