Ssangyong Korando 1.6 D Pioneer 4x4 5dr Auto Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £28,845What Car? Target Price£28,440
Review

The Ssangyong Korando gets closer to its rivals than ever before in terms of its driving experience and it is also very practical and comes with lots of safety features. But it’s still outclassed by the best when it comes to comfort, pace and running costs, plus it’s not actually that cheap when you move up to the models that have the equipment most people are looking for. So it’s worth a look, but we’d advise you to consider for the myriad of better options available to you.

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The Pioneer model is available with the diesel engine only and the choice of two or four-wheel drive. You get a full-size spare wheel but you lose some of the kit that you get with Ventura model trim.

Its 134bhp makes it feel reasonably eager and responsive at first, but the 12.0sec 0-60mph time is testament that it’s not that quick flat out compared to a lot of rivals out there - the Karoq 1.6 TDI 115 is quite a bit punchier. But, while straightline pace leaves you wanting it’s gutsy, with enough muscle to tow up to two tonnes (with two or four-wheel drive), as long as you’re not in a hurry. It’s also impressively smooth for a diesel and keeps you largely free from intrusive vibrations inside, so in our view it’s the most useful engine in the range.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH12 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

41.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

407

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

178

g/km

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