The Korando is seriously cheap. Avoid the higher-end models and it undercuts rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai by many thousands of pounds. You can also get competitive finance deals, and while claimed economy and emissions are way off those of most rivals, our real-world economy tests suggest it will return close to its on-paper economy. This all means that, despite relatively poor resale values, the Korando will still cost no more to run than most other comparable SUVs.
Ssangyong Korando quality & reliability
Ssangyong didn’t do well in our latest reliability survey, coming near the bottom of the manufacturers featured. You do get a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty that will provide some peace of mind, though. Interior quality is questionable; the plastics don’t feel plush, and while a gloss-black finish on the dashboard brightens the look of the cabin, much of the switchgear also feels quite cheap.
Ssangyong Korando safety & security
Safety kit is comprehensive. The Korando comes with stability control, hill-start assist, and front, side and curtain airbags. You also get active head restraints to help prevent whiplash injuries. A space-saver spare tyre is standard, but a full-size spare that doesn’t affect boot space is an affordable option. Security kit includes an alarm and an engine immobiliser.