Ssangyong Korando

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How much does the Ssangyong Korando cost to run?

The 2.0L diesel is the most economical Ssangyong Korando to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Ssangyong Korando 2.0L diesel costs £160.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band F.

It does just over 47 MPG on average, which means it will cost £13.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Citroen C4 Cactus 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Kia Sportage 2.0L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 18, which is lower than the Kia Sportage 2.0L diesel, but higher than the MINI Countryman 2.0L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Citroen C3 Aircross has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model2.0L diesel2.2L diesel
mpg37.7 - 47.132.8 - 53.5
emissions147 - 199139 - 177
tax£160.00 - £300.00£145.00 - £260.00
insuranceGroup 18 - 24Group 24 - 27

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Ssangyong Korando: How big is the boot?

The Ssangyong Korando has an above average boot space (486 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 3 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 4 large bags or 4 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Renault Kadjar hatchback is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 4 large bags with its 647 litres.

Is the Ssangyong Korando easy to park?

This is one of the widest cars in the class, which makes it feel like a bit of a squeeze in the multi-stories. If that stresses you a bit, try the much narrower Citroen C4 Cactus.

When it comes to parking on the street, the Korando is one of the hardest. It has a turning circle of 11m, and a length of 4410m, giving you a relatively small 390mm gap to turn the car in and out.

If you don’t have a drive, you should look at the best in class for parallel parking instead, the Hyundai IX20.

Which Ssangyong Korando has the best performance?

The fastest Ssangyong Korando from 0-60, is the 2.0L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 360 lbs/ft torque and 149 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 9.9 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Fiat 500X 1.4L petrol, which will beat your Ssangyong Korando to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model2.0L diesel
bhp149 - 175

What size caravan or trailer, can the Ssangyong Korando tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Ssangyong Korando 2.2L diesel which has 400 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 2000kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.