For The Ssangyong Korando gives you a decent balance of comfort and handling, and lots of power for an affordable price. You get those all-important chunky 4x4 looks and masses of interior space, too.
Against It’s not as fast as it should be, it’s very noisy and the interior quality isn’t up to much. It’s not cheap enough to buy and it’ll cost more than its major rivals to run.
The Ssangyong Korando is the company's best car yet to drive, and it’s roomy and practical. However, it’s still not up to the high dynamic standards of its many competitors, and it’s not cheap enough to compensate. By Steve Huntingford
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Your biggest problem may be finding somewhere to buy a Ssangyong Korando, as there aren’t many Ssangyong dealers. That could also prove troublesome when you’re getting your car serviced.
However, if you do have a local dealer, you’ll need to know which version to buy. You won’t have to make a choice on engine, because all have the same 2.0-litre turbodiesel. There are various trims, though, some of which come with front-wheel drive, and some with four-wheel drive. We reckon the SX version is the way to go. It’s a four-wheel driver, but curiously, it has much better fuel economy and emissions that the higher-spec 4x4 version. In fact, it’s almost as clean as the front-drivers. The SX is also one of the cheapest cars in the range, and it comes with all the kit you really want, like alloys, air-conditioning, and Bluetooth. Meanwhile, top-level models add leather upholstery, powered front-seat adjustment and climate control.
The best Korando, giving you four-wheel drive for not much more money than the entry-level front-wheel drive car. However, you can have the superior Hyundai ix35 for similar money.