Ssangyong Korando 2020
Carsguide Senior Journalist Richard Berry had this to say at the time: There’s a lot to like about the Korando Ultimate. There’s the advanced safety tech and five-star ANCAP rating, more features than its similarly priced rivals, plus it’s comfortable and easy to drive. The drawbacks come down to the interior's fit and finish not being on the same high level as its rivals, while you’re also getting “less car for the price” when compared in size to those rivals, too.You can read the full review here.
This is what Richard Berry liked most about this particular version of the Ssangyong Korando: Advanced safety tech, Features galore, Comfortable ride
The Ssangyong Korando SUV competes with similar models like the Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson and Toyota C-HR in the Under $30k category category.
The 2020 Ssangyong Korando carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Ssangyong Korando Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ssangyong Korando here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
What small or mid-sized SUV should I buy?
For a start, some owners are not mad about the Subaru’s CVT transmission. It’s not that it’s necessarily unreliable, they just don’t like the way it works with an occasional hesitation and a slight jerkiness at light throttle applications. Some people never notice it, but others find it a real distraction. The Kia meanwhile, has been getting good reviews across the trade, largely thanks to the Australian-input into the model’s suspension settings.
Of course, you need to personally drive all three cars on your short-list as there will be things you like and dislike about each one, some of which will be deal-breakers.
The SsangYong is certainly the unknown quantity, but mainly because of the brand’s on-again-off-again relationship with the Australian market. But now, with head-office support (the Australian operation is the only factory-owned distributorship outside the brand’s native South Korea) things are looking a bit brighter for buyers and that’s backed up by the factory seven-year/unlimited kilometre warranty that also includes fixed price servicing and roadside-assistance for seven years. That’s got to represent peace of mind.
Is Korando a good SUV choice?
I recommend cars I would be happy to see my best friend driving and, for that reason, nothing with a Ssangyong badge currently makes the cut.
Ssangyong Korando 2020 Towing capacity
The Ssangyong Korando’s towing capacity ranges from 1500kg to 2000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Ssangyong Korando Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|EX||SUV||1.5L,ULP,6 SP MAN||1500kg|
|EX||SUV||1.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO||1500kg|
|ELX||SUV||1.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO||1500kg|
|ELX LE||SUV||1.6L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO||2000kg|