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SsangYong Korando SUV - Practicality & boot space

Passengers get plenty of space and the Korando can tow a large caravan

Carbuyer Rating

3.7 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

4.0 out of 5

The SsangYong Korando is fairly large for the class, resulting in excellent passenger space. It's also geared towards caravanners, with a serious towing capacity so long as you stick with the diesel engine. There are some handy features like all-round parking sensors for most of the range too, but it's a shame a rear-view camera isn't more widely available.

SsangYong Korando interior space & storage

A tall SUV roofline translates to an abundance of headroom, bettering many of its rivals. The Korando is ideal for tall passengers, sat in either the front or rear seats, and its significant width means three people can even sit together without any bruised elbows. This is helped by a flat floor, without a tall transmission tunnel, and a flip-down centre armrest also has two cupholders. There are the usual door bins for bottles and 12V sockets for rear-seat passengers and in the boot.

Boot space

Boot space is competitive at 551 litres but our test car was equipped with a full-size spare wheel, reducing this figure to 407 litres. That's a significant drop but if you plan to use the Korando for touring holidays, having a replacement wheel could be worth the sacrifice. With the seats folded down, the boot has a maximum volume of 1,248 litres (1,104 litres for the Pioneer).

Impressively, the electric e-Motion version matches the boot space of petrol- and diesel-engined models, and is significantly bigger than the boot space of the MG ZS EV or Hyundai Kona Electric.

Towing

SsangYong is keen to appeal to the towing fraternity, and even says the diesel Pioneer trim has been specifically designed to suit caravanners. With two- or four-wheel drive, the 1.6-litre diesel can tow a braked trailer of up to 2,000kg, with a maximum towbar weight of 108kg. Choose the petrol engine and the maximum towing weight drops to 1,500kg.

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