Why would anyone would buy this over the new vf wagon? Its ugly ,slow and not that great to drive….yeah you can get an awd model but you wouldn’t get very far off road with it did I mention its u-g-l-y
Because ix35 is a compact SUV and VF wagon is a wagon. There aren’t many dearer compact SUV under $30,000 than this, which is a shame.
The 2.0L Diesel isn’t that bad for a diesel. Slower at 9.0 seconds. the Base VF Commodore. 7.6 seconds
VF 3.0 0-100 is 7.6 seconds.
Oh yeah that’s right… I Shouldn’t take notice of the 9.0 second that car advice got…
There’s plenty make the case for compact SUVs better than this one. Who will buy a VF wagon over the likes of a CX5 – RAV 4 – Outlander might be the question Holden are waiting to have answered?
I drove one, I think you are better off spending $10,000 on a second hand family sedan – as this IX35 doesnt drive any better.
i agree, the ix35 is horrible to drive and is cheap and nasty and unrefined, you would have to be very very very thick to buy one over a tiguan, cx5 or kuga, or a even better mazda 6 wagon or skoda octavia wagon that is great value on runout at the moment
Tiguan is the most ridiculous excuse for an SUV ever made. How can they call something that has no load space a “utility” vehicle ? And it’s a bland heap as is the cx-5 which manages to look remarkably like the ix35 anyway.
They are all a better choice than the Veedud which has been added to the list of Volkswagens with stall issues.
How about updating those fugly tail lights and putting some LEDs into them? The IX35 has to be the most uninspiring and dated looking SUV in its class.
Yeah this is a very underwhelming SUV.
I’d have to say them output numbers are probably overstated, as it doesn’t go like what the figures suggest, despite 6-speed.
Still looks like a bloated toad.
Well Jez, haven’t you done well by comparing the ix35 to vehicles that don’t represent the biggest competitor to the Hyundai in Europe in the compact SUV class. True, the Hyundai is an ugly and uncomfortable ride, where as the CX-5 is just ugly and overpriced but a good car. The Qashqai has outsold all these vehicles and yet you think it not worth a mention however, one of your colleagues states that Honda has targeted the Qashqai in Europe for the replacement CR-V. Not to worry because most experienced purchasers check the European reviews in this segment because that’s where they were first designed. Of course it took some time for Toyota to understand the market did not require each new model of it’s Rav 4 to be larger and have a much larger engine to be successful. Maybe you could advise anyone purchasing a CX-5 to buy the colour black, so as to reduce the ugly grille, and reassure the Tiguan buyers that all that extra money they paid over the Chek version was worthwhile, even if the Europeans don’t believe it.
Um, what relevance does the ix35′s competitors in Europe have for this? This review is aimed at Australian buyers. Australian buyers do not care about what cars are doing well in Europe, since those might be completely different to their local counterparts, due to being sourced from a completely different manufacturing location or having a specific tuning setup for local conditions. I have no idea why you’re so shocked at Jez doing his job properly – if you want to read a European review for a vehicle, then you’ve clearly come to the wrong site. That’s not even mentioning how ridiculous it is for you to act as if Europe was a completely homogeneous region through and through. People from different countries have different general needs and preferences. Plus, for some of these vehicles you’ve mentioned, you’d know that European countries come second to North America in terms of volume of sales, so lets not act as if Europe is the be-all, end-all, mmkay?
dead ugly inside and out, god awful dynamics and a lack of refinement. just makes you wonder why these things are as popular as they are?
this is one of the worst SUV you can get, if not the worst. its seriously awful in every aspect. the ride is harsh, the engine sounds terrible, grainy and harsh, the interior is horrible, looks ancient and materials are super cheap and the leather seats are the worst in the business, they are too hard for leather. windscreen wipers are the cheap type also
exterior sheet metal is far too thin and the paint has a peeling problem, especially in black or white.
they must be giving these out for free for them to be this popular
This car was ugly when it first came out & time hasn’t done any favours, it’s ugly & it also looks like it would tip over in a cross wind
Styling is starting to date, have never been a fan of the look of this car, much prefer the cleaner styling of Santa-Fe. Great value however!
i ended up getting the mid range outlander LS demo for $26,000 with auto+extras, better drive than this and not really bad looking at all
I have been looking for the ix35 ice blue concept Tucson SUV, wanted this SUV before
Sept 22, for my birthday, however no dealership seem to know how to get one. I want every detail just the same. can you help please advise. otherwise my heart will be broken and I will have to get the GLK-MBZ
hi friends ‘ how much is that in UAE ?