SsangYong Rexton Black Edition 4WD SUV 2023 Review

Is the SsangYong Rexton any good for towing

SsangYong Rexton Black Edition – SsangYong added an upmarket Black edition to its Rexton range in 2022 in direct response to customer feedback.

SsangYong Rexton Black front qtr exteriorBased on the popular Ultimate model, the new Rexton Black Edition adds a few cosmetic features to enhance the styling and comfort.

Black edition specific features are

  • Black front grille
  • New-style LED front fog lights
  • Black 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Black roof rails

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Priced at $56,500 plus the usual costs the Black Edition represents excellent value amongst the 4WD wagons.

Rexton is powered by a 2.2L 4 Cylinder turbo diesel engine that provides 148kW of power and 441Nm of torque with a peak at 1600 rpm. It has a

It will tow 3500kg, with trailer sway control and has a part time 4WD system with automatic locking rear diff and an eight speed AT.

One of the best things about the Rexton is its ride. Coil based suspension means it rides like an SUV and compares favourably the Hyundai Palisade.

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Also Look At

The Medium 4WD Wagon segment has been popular over the last few years and is extremely competitive.

Perhaps you could look at Toyota FortunerMitsubishi Pajero SportJeep Cherokee TrailhawkFord EverestIsuzu MU-X and Toyota Prado

If your tastes go more to the AWD SUV direction, look at Kia SorentoHyundai Santa FeNissan Pathfinder,

SsangYong Rexton Black profile

What is good?

  • Value for money
  • 4WD and Towing
  • Comfort and luxury

What is not so good?

  • Wired smartphone connectivity
  • Better without third row seats
  • Sat Nav through Smart Phone only

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Rexton Black

Model Price$56,585 RDAP*
Engine2.2L 4 Cyl Turbo Diesel Euro 6
Drivetrain8 Sp Sports AT Dual range 4WD
Power148kW @ 3,800rpm
Torque441Nm @ 1,600 – 2,600rpm
SafetyNot Tested by ANCAP
0-100kmh / Top SpeedTBA
CO2 Emissions334 g/km
Economy ADR8.7L/100km / 70L capacity
Economy on test10.1L/100k
Servicing12Mth / 15,000km Fixed price
Warranty7yr/ Unlimited km
Road side Assist7Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

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Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel8
Ride and Handling9
Fit for Purpose9
4WD/Towing Capability*9  (4WD 4/5 Towing 5/5 )
Value for Money10

*Towing and AWD capability is measured against similar vehicles in the same class.



Overall Length4850mm
Wheels20×8.0 Alloy
Tyres255/50 R20
Max ground clearanceUp to 203mm
Wading DepthTBA
Approach20.5 degrees
Rampover20 degrees
Departure angle20.5 degrees
Turning Circle KTK11.0m
Boot Capacity Min641L
Boot capacity Max1806L
Kerb Weight2130kg
Payload (kg)830kg
GVM (kg)2960kg
Towing Capacity3500kg
Tow Ball rating350kg

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