The Rodius is cheap, and a very big car for the money; resale prices are rather poor, however, so you’ll only get good value from it if you keep it for a long time and use it for a mega-high mileage. Thing is, it’s also rather thirsty – manual models don’t do much more than 30mpg, and automatic models don’t even do that. CO2 emissions are also pretty high.
Ssangyong Rodius MPV quality & reliability
All of the materials used in the Rodius look and feel desperately unappealing. Pretty much every surface is hard and shiny, and to some panels have sharp edges. The plastic covers over the rails for the rear bench feel flimsy, too. The mechanicals should prove to be reasonably robust.
Ssangyong Rodius MPV safety & security
An electronic stability programme and seven three-point seatbelts are fitted as standard. However, there are airbags for only the driver and front-seat passengers. The absence of side and curtain airbags in a car designed to carry families is a very serious omission.