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Hyundai ix35

Hyundai introduced the ix35 in 2010, retiring the Tucson name in favour of the Eurocentric, number-based system.

These days, however, Hyundai has moved back the to Tucson name for the new, larger model. The ix35 is a mid-sized SUV, delivering a combination of city- and family-friendly packaging, just enough off-road ability, and traditional Hyundai value. With trim levels ranging from the $12,490 IX35 Active (fwd) to the $23,990 IX35 Highlander (awd), the ix35 was available with a choice of petrol and diesel engines, manual and automatic gearboxes and two or four-wheel drive.

Hyundai ix35 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Hyundai ix35 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What engine replacement will work in my 2015 Hyundai iX35?

    Anything can be made to work if you throw enough money at it, but the short answer, Bassel, is no. For the 2014 model year, Hyundai upgraded the petrol engines in the iX35, and the two-litre unit in your car received a direct-injection fuel system. While the basic engine architecture might be the same and the engine would probably physically bolt in, it’s almost certain that the computer in your car would be incapable of controlling the direct fuel-injection function. Your car is also probably missing components such as wiring, a high-pressure fuel pump and sensors required to make the newer engine operate.

    You could also run afoul of the authorities because the earlier engine you want to use had a (slightly) higher tailpipe emissions rating. Our regulators take a fairly dim view of a vehicle being modified and going backwards on emissions.

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  • Hyundai ix35 2013: What does it mean for the system to be shutting down?

    Cars generally have a set of protocols that shuts down the entertainment and other systems to avoid the car’s battery going flat. If, for example, you were listening to the radio without the engine running, eventually, the car would switch the radio off to maintain the charge in the battery.

    It’s quite likely that the message you’re seeing is something to do with this process. Why doesn’t it send the message every time? Perhaps it only does so after short runs where the battery isn’t fully recharged after starting the car. Maybe your battery is starting to feel its age. See if you can find a pattern to the message appearing; short runs, cold weather, wet weather, air-conditioning on or off, etc.
     

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  • Hyundai iX35 2015: Why is it beeping?

    The first thing to do here is to make sure the sensors are clean and free of spider webs, dust or anything else that they might confuse with a parking obstacle. If that doesn’t stop them false-alarming, I’d be letting a Hyundai specialist take a look, as it doesn’t sound like something that can be fixed in the driveway at home. Perhaps you’ll need to replace one or more of the actual sensor units.

    But there’s one other possibility that, although it’s a bit of a long shot, might explain what’s going on. Does the problem occur when you’re in traffic and another car ranges up behind at the lights? If so, is the car behind you likely to be one with active cruise-control. If it is, you might find that the radar signal for the other car’s cruise control is actually triggering your parking sensors. I’ve heard of it happening.

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  • What small SUV do you recommend?

    It sounds like you have a bit of a thing for French cars right now, Carmel. In fact, you could argue that the French brands are experiencing a bit of a resurgence in Australia, particularly as each brand gets its quality act closer to the mark and the factory warranties have never been better than right now.

    All three of the cars you’ve nominated have their strong points, and it will really come down to your personal preferences when it comes to which one is right for you. And let me guess; it was the Peugeot 2008’s odd dashboard/steering wheel relationship that put you off. That’s particularly true for shorter folk who have trouble looking over the wheel at the instruments. But then, such quirkiness has always been part of the charm of French cars, no?

    In any case, it would also be wise to sample the Japanese and South Korean contenders at this end of the market, too, as there are some interesting offerings there as well. The Toyota C-HR would be one, the Honda HR-V another. Don’t forget, either, the Hyundai Kona, Nissan Juke and the Mazda CX-3. All have their strengths and weaknesses, but all are worth short-listing.

    As for the MX-5, it’s true that Mazda has stuck to the original formula for the new latest little convertible. And, yes, that dictates a small, low car that is huge fun to drive but isn’t for everybody physically.

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Hyundai ix35 Towing Capacity

The Hyundai ix35 has maximum towing capacity of 1600kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2015 SUV 1600kg 1600kg
2014 SUV 1600kg 1600kg
2013 SUV 1600kg 1600kg
2012 SUV 1600kg 1600kg
2011 SUV 1600kg 1600kg
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Hyundai ix35 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Hyundai ix35 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $12,490 and going to $23,990 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2015 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $12,490 $23,990
2014 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $9,999 $25,990
2013 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $9,990 $22,998
2012 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $6,991 $19,990
2011 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $5,999 $16,990
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Hyundai ix35 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Hyundai ix35 SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2015 SUV 1650x1820x4410 mm 165 mm
2014 SUV 1650x1820x4410 mm 165 mm
2013 SUV 1655x1820x4410 mm 170 mm
2012 SUV 1655x1820x4410 mm 170 mm
2011 SUV 1655x1820x4410 mm 170 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai ix35 Dimensions

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Consumption

The Hyundai ix35 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.2L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2015 SUV 7.2L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2015 SUV 8.2L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2014 SUV 7.2L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2014 SUV 8.2L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2013 SUV 7.5L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2013 SUV 8.5L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
2012 SUV 7.5L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2012 SUV 8.5L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
2011 SUV 7.5L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2011 SUV 8.5L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Hyundai ix35 Pricing and Specs for 2015

Hyundai ix35 Wheel Size

The Hyundai ix35 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x60 R17 for SUV in 2015 with a wheel size that spans from 17x6.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2015 SUV 225x60 R17 17x6.5 inches 225x60 R17 17x6.5 inches
2014 SUV 225x60 R17 17x6.5 inches 225x60 R17 17x6.5 inches
2013 SUV 225x60 R17 17x6.5 inches 225x60 R17 17x6.5 inches
2012 SUV 225x60 R17 17x6.5 inches 225x60 R17 17x6.5 inches
2011 SUV 225x60 R17 17x6.5 inches 225x60 R17 17x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai ix35 Wheel Sizes

Hyundai ix35 Interior

For its time, the Hyundai ix35 offered an impressive interior. The dashboard was nicely sculpted, there were good trim options available including leather on top-grade versions, and the space was good for its size. See it for yourself in these images.

Shown above are interior details for the Hyundai ix35 2014.