KGM Korando (Ssangyong Korando) 1.5 Ultimate 5dr Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

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Ssangyong Korando front cornering
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  • Ssangyong Korando interior infotainment
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  • Ssangyong Korando boot open
  • Ssangyong Korando front cornering
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  • Ssangyong Korando interior dashboard
  • Ssangyong Korando interior back seats
  • Ssangyong Korando interior infotainment
  • Ssangyong Korando front cornering
  • Ssangyong Korando front right static
  • Ssangyong Korando right static
  • Ssangyong Korando rear right static
  • Ssangyong Korando headlights detail
  • Ssangyong Korando badge detail
  • Ssangyong Korando alloy wheel detail
  • Ssangyong Korando roof bars detail
  • Ssangyong Korando rear roof detail
  • Ssangyong Korando interior front seats
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  • Ssangyong Korando boot open
RRP £28,595What Car? Target Price£27,449
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

With its low starting price and high levels of practicality and safety kit, the KGM/Ssangyong Korando makes a good first impression. However, you soon realise it's lacking pace and comfort compared with rivals. It's short on engine options, too, and fuel economy isn’t great. The Korando is worth a look, but there are much better options available.

Ultimate gives you all the bells and whistles. These include leather upholstery, keyless entry and start, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, privacy glass and climate control, a bigger 9.0in infotainment screen and LED headlights. But it’s expensive and the 19in alloy wheels degrade the ride quality.

It’s 161bhp will get you up to motorway speeds, but takes a little while and you have to plant your foot firmly on the accelerator before it really comes to life. Other rivals – the Skoda Karoq and Seat Ateca – offer a wider range of significantly more impressive petrol engines, most of which are far quicker and more efficient. Adding the automatic gearbox makes it slower still and it’s not very responsive.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH12 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

37.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

551

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

172

g/km