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KGM Rexton

(2017 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

51
%
E

Used car score:

54
%
D

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

46
%
E

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

43
%
C

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

40
%
D

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

51
%
E

Used car score:

54
%
D

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

46
%
E

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

43
%
C

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

40
%
D

Summary


The KGM Rexton is a large seven-seat SUV, built in the traditional body-on-frame style. Formerly a SsangYong before the brand’s name change, it shares its platform with the Musso pick-up. The current version of the Rexton was launched in the second half of 2017.

The latest Rexton is a big improvement over previous models, although it has still only received modest scores from most of the UK automotive media. It has received praise for its towing ability, off-road performance and value for money, but criticism for its comfort and interior quality.

In Spring 2021, the Rexton was given a mid-life facelift, featuring a redesigned grille and new front and rear bumpers. Ssangyong also increased the Rexton’s engine power, and fitted a new gearbox.

As of January 2024, the KGM Rexton holds a New Car Expert Rating of E with a score of 51%. That score puts it towards the very bottom of the large SUV category in our database.

Key specifications


Body style: Large SUV
Engine: diesel
Price: From £39,500 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2017
Last updated: Spring 2021
Replacement due: TBA


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

As of January 2024, the KGM Rexton has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. If and when it is put through its paces by Euro NCAP, we will publish the results here.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the KGM Rexton has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the KGM Rexton to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Rexton, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Diesel models33 mpgE33 – 33 mpgE – E
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Diesel models226 g/kmD225 – 227 g/kmD – D
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models33C29 – 35C – C

The KGM Rexton is a very expensive car to run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

Only available as a diesel, the Rexton’s fuel consumption is poor when compared to the market standard, which is expected due to its large size. That said, the SUV’s insurance premiums are pretty average.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the SsangYong Rexton has received

2023

  • 4×4 Magazine Awards – Best Value 4×4

2022

  • 4×4 Magazine Awards – Best Value 4×4

2021

  • 4×4 Magazine Awards – Best Value 4×4
  • Scottish Car of the Year Awards – Best 4×4

2020

  • 4×4 Magazine Awards – Best Value 4×4

2019

  • 4×4 Magazine Awards – Best Value 4×4

2018

  • 4×4 Magazine Awards – Best Value 4×4

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The KGM Rexton has received average scores from the UK media, with praise for its towing ability, off-road performance and value for money, but criticism for its comfort and interior quality.KGM Rexton