Ssangyong Tivoli 1.5P Ultimate 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£20,360
Review

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.

Our chosen spec takes the upgrades found in the Ventura spec then adds a few extra details, such as leather seats, privacy glass, dual-zone automatic air conditioning and more. Thanks to all of the additional items, Ultimate spec helps to better align the Tivoli with even some of its more expensive rivals. Ultimate Nav upgrades the infotainment system to a larger 9.0in colour touchscreen and adds TomTom sat-nav to the mix. When you consider that Ultimate already offers smartphone mirroring, it’s likely that you won’t need that addition.

With 160bhp, the 1.5l petrol is certainly a step-up from the entry-level engine. This turbocharged unit is more responsive from low revs and offers a generally nicer driving experience. It's the best of the two petrol engines offered with the Tivoli but is still more expensive to run than similar small SUVs.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPHundefined seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

40.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

311

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

161

g/km

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