Ssangyong Korando review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

Available fuel types:petrol, diesel
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RRP £19,980What Car? Target Price from£19,701

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

On paper, the Korando’s dimensions are bigger than the Skoda Karoq’s, and it does impress in the practicality stakes. Up front there’s plenty of room all round to fit tall adults easily.

Head and leg room are also impressive for those in the back, and there’s enough room for three adults to sit side-by-side for short journeys without much clashing of elbows. There’s also a flat floor, which means the middle passenger isn’t forced to straddle the typical hump that besets many of its rivals.

A smattering of useful storage areas add further to the Korando’s practical qualifications, with a deep storage area under the armrest between the front seats and a pair of cupholders behind the gear selector. The door pockets are a reasonable size and there are cupholders in the rear armrest, too. 

The boot trounces the Nissan Qashqai’s and even pips the Skoda Karoq’s for official luggage space. There's also a height-adjustable boot floor that eliminates any load lip, which is helpful when you’re lugging heavier items in or out. The rear seats can also be folded flat to create an even bigger area that should accommodate any flatpack furniture. But the Korando’s rear seats can only fold in a 60/40 configuration, whereas the ultra-flexible Karoq offers more practical 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats, which are much more versatile and can even be removed entirely.

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