Ssangyong Musso long-term test: report 4

The Ssangyong Musso has been our favourite budget pick-up for the last two years. But now we're seeing if it's as impressive when you live with it every day...

Ssangyong Musso driving

The car Ssangyong Musso 2.2 Saracen Auto 4WD Run by Oli Kosbab, senior videographer

Why it’s here To discover if a pick-up can really be an alternative to an SUV, and whether this bargain-priced Musso is the best in its class

Needs to Offer masses of storage for video equipment and be a comfortable place to spend time during the many miles that will be racked up travelling from shoot to shoot

 Miles 2019 List price £33,831 Target Price NA Price as tested £36,306 Official economy 29.7mpg Test economy 26.0mpg

8 September 2020 – Passenger test

I’ve had the Ssangyong Musso for some time now, but I've yet to really test what it's like for passengers (until now). Of course, five-up trips with mates from different households is out of the picture due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, but there was no reason not to take my brothers on a day trip.

Four of us fitted with no problem at all. Loads of leg and head room in the back meant there were no complaints there, even after a couple of hours, and a fifth passenger could've got in without a fuss, too. If anyone reading this was wondering whether this pick-up could also act as a family car, let me reassure you that it's certainly up to the job from a practical point of view.

Ssangyong Musso parked on street

With a few bags and extra passengers as ballast, I noticed the ride tighten up a bit, too; it wasn't quite so bouncy as I've mentioned in previous reports. However, there was still an epic amount of body lean through corners and roundabouts.

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