Hyundai IX35

  • Everyday guide
  • Market review
  • Fault guide

In this guide

How much does the Hyundai IX35 cost to run?

The 1.7L diesel is the most economical Hyundai IX35 to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Hyundai IX35 1.7L diesel costs £145.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band E.

It does just over 54 MPG on average, which means it will cost £11.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Suzuki Vitara 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Honda CR-V 1.6L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 14, which is lower than the Suzuki Vitara 1.6L diesel, but higher than the Suzuki Vitara 1.6L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Suzuki Vitara has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.6L petrol1.7L diesel2.0L diesel2.0L petrol
mpg41.5 - 44.148.7 - 54.339.2 - 51.437.7
emissions149 - 158135 - 147145 - 189177
tax£160.00 - £200.00£145.00 - £160.00£160.00 - £300.00£260.00
insuranceGroup 14 - 18Group 14 - 18Group 18 - 22Group 15

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Hyundai IX35: How big is the boot?

The Hyundai IX35 has an above average boot space (591 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 4 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 5 large bags or 5 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 7 large bags with its 981 litres.

Is the Hyundai IX35 easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Suzuki Jimny), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill three quarters of the space.

If you park on the street regularly, this is one of the cars to shortlist. At 4410m long it gives you reasonable 390mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which Hyundai IX35 has the best performance?

The fastest Hyundai IX35 from 0-60, is the 2.0L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 392 lbs/ft torque and 184 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 9.8 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Ford Kuga 1.5L petrol, which will beat your Hyundai IX35 to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.6L petrol1.7L diesel2.0L diesel2.0L petrol
zeroTo6211.112.49.8 - 12.110.4
torque165260320 - 392194
bhp135115134 - 184161

What size caravan or trailer, can the Hyundai IX35 tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Hyundai IX35 2.0L diesel which has 320 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 2000kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.