You should be able to get comfortable in the driver’s seat thanks to its standard height and lumbar adjustment, and there’s also two-way movement to the steering column. Most of the switches are sensibly placed and clearly marked, but one or two are tucked out of the way, and the markings on the strangely angled column stalks could be clearer.
Ssangyong Korando space & practicality
This is the Korando’s strongest area. The huge cabin is easily roomy enough for five adults, and it’s better for transporting three people in the back than most rivals thanks to a wide middle seat and a flat floor. The large boot is a practical shape, there’s no loading lip and the 60/40 split rear seats fold completely flat to extend the space further.
Ssangyong Korando equipment
The Korando is well equipped. Even the entry-level SE model comes with cruise control, rear parking sensors, air-conditioning, Bluetooth, an iPod connection and roof rails. Higher up the range you get heated leather seats and a sunroof, but it’s only really SE trim (in two- or four-wheel drive) that makes a lot of sense. Avoid the optional Kenwood touch-screen and sat-nav system – it looks like an aftermarket set-up and isn’t very easy to use.