Performance & drive
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
For all the praise Ssangyong attracts for its competitive pricing, the Korean manufacturer has yet to make a car that is especially good to drive. The Turismo is no exception to this.
All versions are powered by a 178bhp 2.2-litre diesel engine, which is just about powerful enough to make progress predictable if a little frustrating. Being of considerable bulk, there’s enough low-end pull to drag it off the line, but it’s difficult to pick up speed with any real urgency; and when you do, there’s not much dynamic satisfaction to be gained in return, with body roll being very noticeable through corners.