2014 Hyundai ix35 Active 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Better than you'd think, but forgettable


Nothing. Only 3 years old and inside warranty period, so I didn't expect any problems.

General Comments:

I received a Hyundai ix35 as a company vehicle for just over a year. To be honest, I didn't expect much, but found it to be decent overall. The interior was quite plasticky and the front seats not particularly comfortable on drives over an hour. Kids disliked the lack of vents to the rear and also felt somewhat claustrophobic. I think this was partly due to the way the rear windows swept upwards combined with the all-black interior. Otherwise fairly well equipped and user friendly for the entry level trim spec. I personally find the styling a bit goofy.

Performance from the 2 litre petrol 4 cylinder is adequate, nothing more. In my opinion it was too rev happy and low on torque for the type of car. I drove a colleague's diesel version and it was far superior. A bit of extra ground clearance is nice, but this is no offroader.

A good family car that's extremely easy to drive but won't excite anyone.

Service from the dealer was outstanding. Free loan car, always on time and got the car back detailed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2019

2012 Hyundai ix35 Premium 4WD Media Pack 2.0 CRDI turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Better than a Honda


Nothing has happened really, but we had to send it back as there was an airbag warning light on the dashboard.

Also the engine wasn't running very smoothly, so our dealer fixed it, and now it is better than ever.

General Comments:

I brought this car as it included a five year warranty, good price (21,000 pounds) and our CR-V was needing major repair work.

Compared to our 2009 Honda CR-V, the brakes are much better (by far). The CR-V's brakes were worn out after 10,000 miles of gentle driving.

The interior is very bright when you open the sunroof covers. Leather seats were great, and more comfortable than our previous car (Honda CR-V).

It is slightly smaller, but when you fold down the seat, it is bigger, as our Honda CR-V was very difficult to put anything on the seats. Also the seats are much easier to fold down than the Honda.

It handles really well, even at high speed.

Many people say that the sat nav and parking camera would be horrendously terrible, but it is brilliant. The parking camera comes on when you need it, and the sat nav doesn't accept postcodes, so that is an inconvenient, but it is still really easy to use.

Great speakers.

To sum it all up, it is my best car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2012

18th Sep 2012, 03:13

I have an elite ix35 turbo diesel. The FM radio reception is crap for a 37000 dollar car. I expected something better from Australia.

6th Feb 2014, 18:40

I have had an ix35 for 3 years; currently over 125000km. One ball joint was exchanged on the front wheel.

After the first 5000km, all of the cockpit electronics were exchanged (design problem?).

100,000km no issues, and now after 118,000km, twice the electronics have indicating on screen that the ASR system is working all the time, but after switching off and on, everything is OK.

6th May 2014, 03:36

I have a new ix35, and the radio does not work on the highway.

This a brand new car. I feel like I have been deceived by Hyundai, as there is obviously an issue which they could have fixed with the right aerial.

What a waste of time.

4th Nov 2014, 11:37

Hyundai is a Korean brand... Australia has Holden, which is available... in Australia :)

2010 Hyundai ix35 from UK and Ireland


Car slightly above expectation - Hyundai support well below any acceptable standard


Heated seats - one side gets warmer than the other.

Sat nav - will not take full post codes - despite there allegedly being an "update imminent to fix", Hyundai now say no intention to do so.

Media pack has locked up totally a couple of times.

General Comments:

Media pack - worth the money?

Sat nav doesn't take full post codes - the best you can get is to input the first part of the post code, and you are then presented with the streets in that local area to choose from. Not down to NavTek - this is a Hyundai implementation of Navtek's maps - Hyundai say that Full Post Code searches/facility will not be implemented.

Media pack also has locked up - no radio, CD, media, Sat Nav - nothing. All we got was the "Welcome screen" and the radio station that was set on when the car was last used. Stopping and restarting the car didn't fix it. Left it overnight and it worked OK the next day - Hyundai suggest a software upgrade - the car is however only a couple of months old.

Hyundai customer support - online - stated that they had been in touch with my local garage and a software fix on CD was with the service person (named) ready for me to contact them to have it applied. On arrival, said named person allegedly knew nothing about it, and the support offered was generally quite appalling. On returning home, I tried to contact Hyundai support using the email address given by Hyundai in previous emails, but it was an "unrecognised email address".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th February, 2011

2010 Hyundai ix35 Classic 2.0 CRDI turbo diesel from Norway


It's a good car ruined by poor quality details


The car came with a loose rear spoiler. It made a dent and a scratch in the bodywork around the back door. To fix it properly, it needed a major paint on most of the side/rear.

Rear back lights not even. One side had bigger gaps between the chassis and taillights.

Before you buy this car, you should consider checking the paintwork around the chassis on the rear door. It looks like somebody hammered it to the car with a small hammer! Even the paintwork some places are worse than on an old Lada :-)

General Comments:

I had this car only 6 weeks, before I delivered it back to Hyundai and got my money back.

I like the engine and ride (be sure to check air pressure on your tires, because mine was almost blown out).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th October, 2010

14th Feb 2011, 10:59

Congratulations on your good review, and sorry for the poor state of your car.

I'm contemplating buying one or its sibling - the KIA SPORTAGE (2011 model) with a diesel engine. I'd like to have an idea about fuel consumption. I'd greatly appreciate if you could help with some info. SAS.