Hyundai ix35 2010
New$ 26,990- $37,990 Now Active $19,500-$21,500; Elite $24,500-$26,000; Highlander $27,500-$29,000. Turbo diesel, add $2000
ENGINES 2.0-litre 4-cyl, 122kW/197Nm; 2.4-litre 4-cyl, 130kW/227Nm; 2.2-litre 4-cyl turbo diesel, 135kW/392Nm
TRANSMISSIONS 5-speed man, 6-speed automatic; FWD/AWD
ECONOMY 8.5L/100km (2.0), 9.2L (2.4), 7.5L (TD) BODY 4-door wagon
SAFETY 5-star ANCAP
others to consider
VWTIGUAN2010-11 Drives well, handles like a dream, engines are economical and zippy, but be wary, parts and servicing is expensive and it can be troublesome. 3.5 stars Pay $33,000-$38,000.
KIA SPORTAGE 2010-11 The ix35’s twin under the skin, it has fresh looks, new engines, locally tuned dynamics. Take a look. 4stars Pay $20,000-$32,000. MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER
2010-11 Large, stylish wagon that will haul a fair brood round town, and off into the bush if you feel the need. 3.5 stars Pay $27,000-$42,000.
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