SsangYong Turismo MPV (2013-2019): owner reviews

"The SsangYong Turismo MPV is undeniably great value for money, but cheap plastics and a poor driving experience still let it down"

Carbuyer Rating

3.2 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.5 out of 5

82%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 2reviews
  • 8reviews
  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Other (2 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

EX

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
Very good spacious car with seven comfortable seats and big boot. Automatic gearbox is brilliant and engine powerful enough. Once you get used to it it's really nice to drive. Excellent value for the price.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ELX 4X4

Year of registration

2018

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37
Review
We have been really impressed with this cars practicality, it will do whatever we need - Tow a large trailer - carry 7 adults in comfort - and really good value for money. We have had no problems at all with the car but if we did we have a great local dealer to sort it.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Perfect - no problems
Performance
Plenty of power even when towing
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Good for size of car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ELX 4X4 AUTO

Year of registration

2018

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
I bought the Turismo to replace a troublesome Range Rover which we used to tow a large caravan. The power delivery is excellent and the Mercedes 7 speed tiptronic gear box is very smooth. This car is enormous inside and very comfortable, caravan towing is a breeze with all that low range torque. The only downside was when I bought the car it didn't have a reversing camera – unfortunately it was a £1,200 dealer option. Having seen a new Turismo today it now comes with touch screen/sat nav and reversing camera, but the alloy wheels are not as smart looking! I would recommend this vehicle if you spend a lot of time caravanning.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

Diesel 2.0

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
I bought this Turismo 5 months ago. It has an loud rattling noise coming from back seats and middle seats. I've taken it to two different SsangYong dealers and have called SsangYong UK customer service. They all admitted that the seat rattling noise is a regular problem with all Turismo models and have no solution to it, even for the new models. I don't you don't buy one of these unless you want to be stuck with rattling, annoying seat noise while driving.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I bought this because we have lots of children in car seats, lots of luggage for long trips and I didn't want to drive something that felt like a van. My husband has a Land Rover Discovery and we always have to take mine for the long journey's as his just isn't big enough... the kids prefer my car too!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.2

Year of registration

2017

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
This is a great MPV it has superb handling plenty space & allows a wheelchair in the boot & still have 7 seats to use so you are not stuck with a situation you can no take family or friends in the car because you have no space or need your wheelchair on the back seat with this. It's great! This is my second one. Love it.
Reliability

5 out of 5

on my second one these are super reliable.
Performance

5 out of 5

Performance is great it cruses well & when you want the power whether in Cruise control Drive or using manual selection of gears it is excellent, It handles 4x4 well also.
Running Cost
For a big MPV the running cocst are average

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.2 diesel EX

Year of registration

2016

Bought Car

New
Review
The new 2.2 Turismo is a amazing car with power and space , you can travel with all your luggage and still have 7 seats the boot huge with all 7 seats , the seats a very soft and comfortable recommend it for businesses or even family use big or small . Its also very ecomical to .
Reliability

5 out of 5

Has a five year warranty
Performance

5 out of 5

very good

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Ex 2.2 with EU 6 engine

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
This is a really comfortable, easy to drive roomy car. It doesn't feel huge when I am driving it as it handles very well. I looked for a large car that would seat 7 people in comfort as I often carry adolescents with long legs! The leather seats are roomy and support the lumbar region, there is plenty of room to walk between the middle seats to reach the rear row and a large area behind that which accommodates my two dogs. When the dogs are not in residence there is room for a family's luggage, the shopping from massive supermarket run or flat pack from Ikea.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Auto

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
We have 4 kids, 2 of them are teenagers. We go camping and travelling around in this awesome spaceship of a car. So much room inside, carries all our luggage with ease and has a comfy ride. Smooth auto gearbox, feels like a big American minivan to drive. It’s as nippy as you’d expect from something this big, but it’s easy enough to drive despite its size. As a big family there simply isn’t anything that beats the Turismo in terms of size vs price. Less than half the price of its rivals the Mercedes Vito and various VW camper minibus type vehicles. The Turismo is not in the same category as the Galaxy or Alhambra, Sharan etc. These are not true 7 seaters, just 5 seaters with 2 pop-up boot seats leaving you no luggage room. Questionable safety rating of these type of temporary seats too. They seem to be untested. If you are bigger than the average family, the Turismo is an excellent choice. People ask us all the time if they can have a look inside and they are always impressed. If this one dies I’d buy another one.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

ELX

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

29
Review
Brilliant for the money. I've several SUVs and the Ssangyong Turismo was by far the best tow car. Its engine pulls strong from low revs, we often have six aboard plus a three-metre inflatable dinghy, surfboards, a beach trolley, large coolboxes, wetsuits etc – and this with the seats as far back as they'll go, and slightly reclined – plus a large caravan. The four-wheel drive really impressed in snow this winter, we went off the beaten track towing the kids on sledges. The only negatives are ride quality on bad roads when unladen, and the rear seats rattle with no one sat in them. I get 29 mpg doing the school run – it's very hilly where we are – and similar fuel consumption when loaded and towing a caravan on a long run. All-in, it's great value.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

4WD

Year of registration

2017

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
An excellent car. It's very powerful considering its size and easily pulls 2 tons in weight even when fully laden with 7 passengers and baggage. The interior is comfortable and spacious enough for adults on short trips but maybe not long distance journeys. Great car overall.

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