The 2021 SsangYong Rexton has a little more grunt, a little more chrome, and drive-away pricing starting at $47,990.

    It’s on sale now.

    The previous, entry-level EX model – the only one with rear-wheel drive and a petrol engine – has been axed.

    While the mid-range ELX is up only $1000 from last year, that means the Rexton’s base price has soared by $8000.

    The surviving ELX and Ultimate both use a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine that’s been given a bump in power and torque, up 15kW and 21Nm to 148kW of power and 441Nm of torque.

    The Rexton is SsangYong’s rival for the popular Ford Everest and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. Like those models, it’s related to a ute – the Musso – although the Rexton was developed first.

    It faces tough competition from other body-on-frame SUVs from challenger brands. That includes the LDV D90, which still offers price-leader petrol models, as well as the petrol-only Haval H9.


    • 2021 SsangYong Rexton ELX: $47,990
    • 2021 SsangYong Rexton Ultimate: $54,990

    Prices are drive-away.


    The 2021 SsangYong Rexton is powered by a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 148kW of power and 441Nm of torque. It’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

    Fuel Economy

    The 2021 SsangYong Rexton uses 8.9L/100km on the combined cycle. It has a 70L fuel tank.


    The 2021 SsangYong Rexton measures 4850mm long, 1825mm tall and 1960mm wide on a 2865mm wheelbase.

    Braked towing capacity is 3500kg while unbraked towing capacity is 750kg.

    It has 641L of luggage space with the third row folded, expanding to 1806L with the second and third rows folded.

    It has 203mm of ground clearance and approach and departure angles of 20.5 degrees and a breakover angle of 20 degrees.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2021 SsangYong Rexton is covered by a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    The Rexton requires servicing every 12 months or 15,000km. \The first seven services were capped at $375 for the outgoing model, and we’ve contacted SsangYong Australia to confirm if prices have changed.


    The Rexton hasn’t been tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP.

    All 2021 Rexton models come standard with the following safety features:

    • Nine airbags
    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Lane-departure warning
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Front and rear parking sensors

    Standard Equipment

    The base ELX comes standard with the following features:

    • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
    • Ventilated and power-adjustable front seats
    • LED headlights
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Tyre-pressure monitoring
    • Automatic high-beam
    • 18-inch alloy wheels

    The Ultimate adds:

    • Surround-view camera
    • Leather upholstery
    • Wireless phone charging
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Power tailgate
    • Single-pane sunroof
    • Illuminated sill plates
    • 20-inch alloy wheels

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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