Ssangyong Tivoli review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Ssangyong Tivoli 2021 interior infotainment
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  • Ssangyong Tivoli 2021 interior dashboard
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  • Ssangyong Tivoli 2021 interior infotainment
  • Ssangyong Tivoli 2021 front static
  • Ssangyong Tivoli 2021 rear static
  • Ssangyong Tivoli 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Ssangyong Tivoli 2021 interior detail
  • Ssangyong Tivoli 2021 boot open
  • Ssangyong Tivoli 2021 front right tracking
  • Ssangyong Tivoli 2021 right tracking
  • Ssangyong Tivoli 2021 interior dashboard
  • Ssangyong Tivoli 2021 interior rear seats
  • Ssangyong Tivoli 2021 interior infotainment
  • Ssangyong Tivoli 2021 front static
  • Ssangyong Tivoli 2021 rear static
  • Ssangyong Tivoli 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Ssangyong Tivoli 2021 interior detail
  • Ssangyong Tivoli 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

If you compare the Tivoli against the Skoda Kamiq and Ford Puma, its list prices top out roughly where their ranges start. The MG ZS is better aligned with the Tivoli's prices, but the Dacia Duster undercuts both massively, and really is the king of the value brigade. 

The Duster is also predicted to hold on to much more of its value against depreciation after three years, so it's better value at both ends of the ownership spectrum. The ZS's resale values aren't as good as the Duster's, but better the Tivoli's. Resale values tend to affect PCP finance rates, too, so if you're buying on finance don't assume rivals with higher list prices will cost you more per month. 

We’d recommend going for the better equipped Ultimate trim. It adds 18in alloys, dual-zone climate control, power-folding door mirrors, an automatically dimming rear-view mirror, automatic lights and wipers, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, plus the 8.0in colour touchscreen infotainment system, rear-view camera and driving position upgrades. 

The range-topping Ultimate Nav spec remains similar to the Ultimate spec, only adding the 9.0in HD touchscreen and TomTom navigation. If you’re using the smartphone mirroring, you won't need those additions.

Ssangyong Tivoli 2021 interior infotainment

Reliability

Overview

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.

  • Competitively priced
  • Reasonably spacious
  • Well equipped higher-spec trims
  • Entry-level trim is sparse
  • Relatively high running costs
  • So-so handling and fidgety ride
New car deals
Save up to £317
Target Price from £15,125
Save up to £317
or from £207pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £19,995