Vehicle Specifications

Korando SsangYong

4 Stroke 2.2L

400 NM


1500-2500 RPM


What the Korando lacks in flair it makes up for in being a sturdy, dependable and practical choice in the family SUV market. Its spacious cabin and long warranty are high points and the uninspiring performance or handling aren’t likely to be a major barrier to many owners, though there’s still room for improvement on running costs – perhaps that’s something the upcoming electric model will fix, as well as putting an extra pep in the Korando’s step. Still, it’s a good effort, and the large towing capacity will be useful to some buyers, too.

SsangYong’s latest Korando might not be top of your list of choices for a practical family SUV, but it certainly has several elements in its favour. Now in its fourth generation, the latest SsangYong takes qualities that the Korean brand has always offered, such as competitive pricing and good value for money, and combines it with surprisingly high quality and a cabin that’s up there with the best in class for space.

With a braked towing rating of up to 2000kg it’s also likely to appeal to caravanners and those with countryside pursuits in a way that more urban-orientated equivalents may not. The tradeoff there is that while it can match rivals on price or space, it’s not quite as good to drive as some equivalents from other brands, with uninspiring handling and engines that are effective but not over-endowed with performance or refinement.

The Korando is handsomely styled though, both outside and in – the quality and design of the materials used in the cabin actually just edges Nissan’s Qashqai, while large physical dimensions give it better interior space than many rivals, as well as a healthy boot. However, established players such as the Skoda Karoq, Kia Sportage and Ford Kuga will all prove tempting to customers seeking the best SUV package.