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  • pro346

    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

    • Dan

      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.

    • Henry Toussaint

      The 2.0L Diesel isn’t that bad for a diesel. Slower at 9.0 seconds. the Base VF Commodore. 7.6 seconds

      • guesto

        VF 3.0 0-100 is 7.6 seconds.

        • Henry Toussaint

          Oh yeah that’s right… I Shouldn’t take notice of the 9.0 second that car advice got…

    • Norm

      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?

  • guesto

    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.

    • Zaccy16

      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

      • Sumpguard

        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.

  • Martin

    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.

  • F1orce

    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.

  • Sam

    Still looks like a bloated toad.

  • hermes

    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.

    • Kieran

      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?

  • Ruqis

    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

  • Tony Abbotts No1 Fan

    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

  • Sammo

    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!

  • drew

    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

  • Pamela Williams-Scurry

    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

  • PEd

    hi friends ‘ how much is that in UAE ?

Hyundai ix35 Specs

SE (AWD) : 2.0L DIESEL TURBO F/INJ - 6 SP AUTOMATIC - 4D WAGON
Car Details
Make
HYUNDAI
Model
iX35
Variant
SE (AWD)
Series
LM MY13
Year
2013
Body Type
4D WAGON
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
DIESEL TURBO F/INJ
Engine Size
2.0L
Cylinders
DIESEL TURBO 4
Max. Torque
392Nm @  1600rpm
Max. Power
135kW @  4000rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
79.1W/kg
Bore & Stroke
84x90mm
Compression Ratio
16
Valve Gear
DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
6 SP AUTOMATIC
Drive Type
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
3.041
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
DIESEL
Fuel Tank Capacity
55
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
7.5L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1706
Gross Vehicle Weight
3770Kg
Height
1655mm
Length
4410mm
Width
1820mm
Ground Clearance
170mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:1600  Unbrake:750
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
10.6
Front Rim Size
6.5x17
Rear Rim Size
6.5x17
Front Tyres
225/60 R17
Rear Tyres
225/60 R17
Wheel Base
2640
Front Track
1585
Rear Track
1586
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC
Standard Features
Comfort
Air Conditioning, Heated Front Seats, Power front seat Driver
Control & Handling
17 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program, Hill Holder
Driver
Cruise Control, Leather Steering Wheel, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Parking Distance Control, Power Steering
Exterior
Fog Lights - Front
Interior
Leather Trim
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags, Protective Glazing
Security
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft, Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Exterior
Metallic Paint
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  15,000 kms
Warranty
60 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
10-Q-15
Country of Origin
CZECHOSLOVAKIA