SsangYong Tivoli XLV SUV - MPG, running costs & CO2
For SsangYong Tivoli XLV buyers, a seven-year warranty will provide peace of mind, but rivals are cheaper to run
Although Tivoli XLV has fairly modern diesel and petrol engines, once real-world costs are taken into account, it’s clearly a little more expensive to run than its rivals. However, projected residual values for the Tivoli are on par with established competitors like the Renault Captur and Nissan Juke, which will help when you sell it.
SsangYong Tivoli XLV MPG & CO2
The Tivoli XLV is available with a 113bhp 1.6-litre diesel . It’s a flexible, strong engine and when teamed with a manual gearbox and front-wheel drive, it can return a reasonable 62.8mpg. CO2 emissions are rated at an impressive 117g/km, little more than the smaller car's and the increase only pushes it from 24% to 25% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) rating for company-car drivers.
Choosing the optional automatic gearbox does economy no favours at all, taking the figure right down to 47.9mpg. It falls further (to 44.8mpg) when the four-wheel-drive system is selected. Overall, although these numbers are less impressive than those of some rivals, they're acceptable when the extra utility of the XLV is taken into account. If you really want four-wheel-drive, the manual version can return a respectable 57.6mpg.
All versions of the Tivoli XLV fall into insurance group 15. This is a drop from group 20 for the 2016 version, thanks to new accident-mitigating safety features being introduced in early 2017. Various models of Nissan Juke span insurance groups from 11 to 13, so they could still cost a little less to insure than the SsangYong.
SsangYong offers a very generous warranty for the UK market. All its cars are covered by a seven-year/150,000-mile policy and unlike those of most rival companies, in the first year you’re also covered against the failure of certain wear-and-tear items such as brake pads and clutch plates. Apart from those exclusions, Hyundai offers five years’ unlimited-mileage cover, while Kia also offers seven years cover, but enforces an upper limit of 100,000 miles. SsangYong's seven-year warranty was introduced for October 2018, but anyone who bought a Tivoli XLV earlier in 2018 can upgrade to it for £500.
The Tivoli XLV requires a scheduled workshop visit every 12,500 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first. A major service will be required after 25,000 miles.