Hyundai IX35 2015
This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Hyundai ix35: Good build quality, Good amount of space for passengers and luggage, No real complaints about spare parts pricing and availability
The 2015 Hyundai ix35 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1600 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Hyundai IX35 2015 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.
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.
Hyundai ix35 FWD: Will it tow a camper?
It should handle it without any trouble at all. Just remember that the tare weight doesn’t include the things you will carry in the camper, so it will weigh more when you’re towing. Also remember that the towing rating of 1600 kg is for a trailer with brakes, in the case of a trailer without brakes the rating drops to 500 kg.
Which smallish SUV for under $20,000 for beach driving?
For beach and basic trail driving I'd be aiming for something with a locking centre differential, which all-wheel drive versions of the previous generation X-Trail certainly had. Another suitable good value option would be an all-wheel drive Hyundai ix35. Both of which were available in diesel. Any common issues will likely be highlighted on our X-Trail and ix35 problems pages.
Hyundai IX35 2015 Towing capacity
The Hyundai ix35 has maximum towing capacity of 1600kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Hyundai ix35 Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|ACTIVE (FWD)||SUV||2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN||1600kg|
|ACTIVE (FWD)||SUV||2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO||1600kg|
|SE (FWD)||SUV||2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN||1600kg|
|SE (FWD)||SUV||2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO||1600kg|