Ssangyong Tivoli 1.2P Ventura 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

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RRP £18,125What Car? Target Price£17,870
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The Ssangyong Tivoli is decent for the money, but massively outclassed in terms of space, efficiency and comfort by pricier small SUVs, including the Ford Puma, Skoda Kamiq and Volkswagen T-Roc. The Dacia Duster also outclasses it in several ways, while being more efficient to run and cheaper to buy outright.

Ventura spec helps to bring the Tivoli into contention with its rivals by upgrading the infotainment package and offering an 8.0in colour touchscreen. It may not be quite as good as the best systems in its class but it’s certainly a step-up. You’ll also get leather-look seats, which help to add a touch of class to the interior.

Despite being turbocharged, the Tivoli’s entry-level 1.2l petrol engine struggles to compete with the Ford Puma and other rivals when it comes to efficiency and performance. Although the turbo does help to get the Tivoli up to speed, underwhelming performance at low revs can get tiresome.


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Key information

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

40.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

427

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

158

g/km