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Ssangyong Musso Q&As

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  • Why is my 2006 Ssangyong Musso going into reverse when it's cold?

    The one thing you haven’t told me, Graham, is whether your Musso has a manual or automatic gearbox. If it’s a manual, my suspicions would be with the clutch. If a clutch plate is damaged or worn, the clutch sometimes doesn’t fully disengage. That can lead to the gearbox not wanting to select gears from standstill with the engine running.

    However, if the transmission is an automatic, then you could, indeed, be looking at a low transmission-fluid level. Unfortunately, the automatic gearbox in this vehicle doesn’t have a dipstick for easy checking of the level, so the first thing to do is take a look underneath the car to see if there are any leaks form the transmission. If there are signs of a fluid leak, then the vehicle needs to go to a transmission shop to have its level checked and the leak fixed.

    Overall, the automatic transmission in the Musso Sport was a solid unit, but it’s now getting on a bit in years, so who knows what state the inside of the transmission is in. If you’re lucky, it will just need a service and a new filter and fluid. But there could be a lot more going on inside. Automatic transmissions rely on simple principles but very complicated assemblies. The valve body is a great example: While it relies on relative hydraulic pressure to choose a gear, the reality is a hugely complex circuit of hydraulic passages and valves.

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  • What 4WD should I buy for towing?

    To get a vehicle with meaningful (as opposed to a theoretical) towing ability of 2.5 tonnes, you really need to shop for a relatively late-model dual-cab 4X4 ute. The reason for that is that many vehicles that claim a 2.5-tonne limit in the brochure fail to explain that there’s also a Gross Vehicle Combination Mass in play and, by the time you’ve added passengers, gear and a full tank of fuel to the towing vehicle, there might not be much of that GCM to devote to a towed load.

    Going for a vehicle with 3000kg or even 35000kg towing capacity in the first place is a good way to ensure you do accidentally start driving around in an overloaded vehicle with all the legal and insurance connotations that involves.

    A lot of the current shape dual-cab utes fall within your budget on a second-hand basis, but there are caveats. Make sure you only buy a ute with a full service history. Some of these vehicles were worked hard by their original owners, so be very careful before handing over the cash. Avoid ex-mine fleet vehicles and don’t be afraid to buy a base-model vehicle if it offers better value. Even a single-cab version of these utes will be a lot cheaper than the dual-cab and, if you don’t need the rear seat, are often a more practical solution. Makes and models include the Ford Ranger, Toyota HiLux, Mazda BT50, Mitsubishi Triton and Isuzu D-Max. For real value for money, vehicles like the Ssangyong Musso can tow 3.5 tonnes, are well equipped and can be had for less than $35,000 drive-away, brand-new. That also gets you a seven-year factory warranty. All of these options are available with the automatic transmission you want and, indeed, this is the best option for a tow vehicle.

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  • SsangYong Musso: What is the towing capacity?

    The Musso’s towing capacity is 3500 kg, and its GCM is 5980 kg.

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  • Is the SsangYong Musso reliable?

    Musso owners we have spoken to have been unanimous in their praise of the car. One or two have reported fairly minor issues, most love the diesel and have had no trouble at all, and many have done lots of kilometres in their cars.

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Ssangyong Musso Accessories

The ELX may be the base model in the XLV range but its generous standard equipment list doesn’t read like one, starting with 17-inch alloy wheels and 235/70R17 tyres with full-size spare. There’s also an automatic-locking rear differential, keyless entry, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, speed/rain-sensing wipers, reverse camera, LED daytime running lights, power folding/heated door mirrors with LED indicators and more. There's also a solid safety menu, headlined by AEB and trailer sway control.

Ssangyong Musso Accessories

Ssangyong Musso Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Ssangyong Musso varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $34,000 and going to $44,290 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2022 Ute 2.2L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $34,000 $44,290
2021 Ute 2.2L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $25,500 $45,320
2020 Ute 2.2L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $22,300 $39,600
2019 Ute 2.2L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $19,700 $35,970
2018 Ute 2.2L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $17,300 $31,570
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Ssangyong Musso Dimensions

The dimensions of the Ssangyong Musso Ute vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2022 Ute 1840x1950x5095 mm 215 mm
2021 Ute 1840x1950x5095 mm 210 mm
2020 Ute 1840x1950x5095 mm 210 mm
2019 Ute 1840x1950x5095 mm 210 mm
2018 Ute 1840x1950x5095 mm 210 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Ssangyong Musso Dimensions

Ssangyong Musso Interior

There's a leather-rimmed steering wheel (previously plastic at this grade) with multi-function controls, A-pillar grab handles (previously missing) and a quality six-speaker infotainment system with 8.0-inch control touchscreen and multiple connectivity including Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and lots more. However, a lap-belt for the rear seat’s centre passenger is a glaring safety omission.

Ssangyong Musso Towing Capacity

The Ssangyong Musso has maximum towing capacity of 3500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2022 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
2021 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
2020 Ute 2800kg 3500kg
2019 Ute 2800kg 3500kg
2018 Ute 2800kg 3500kg
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Ssangyong Musso Colours

Colours include Grand White, Silky White Pearl, Marble Grey, Space Black, Atlantic Blue and Indian Red.

  • Grand White
  • Silky White Pearl
  • Marble Grey
  • Space Black
  • Atlantic Blue
  • Indian Red
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Ssangyong Musso Fuel Consumption

The Ssangyong Musso is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.9L/100km for Ute /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2022 Ute 7.9L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2021 Ute 7.9L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2020 Ute 7.9L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2019 Ute 7.9L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2018 Ute 7.9L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Ssangyong Musso Pricing and Specs for 2022

Ssangyong Musso Wheel Size

The Ssangyong Musso has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 255x60 R18 for Ute in 2022.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2022 Ute 255x60 R18 255x60 R18
2021 Ute 255x60 R18 255x60 R18
2020 Ute 235x70 R17 17x7 inches 235x70 R17 17x7 inches
2019 Ute 235x70 R17 17x7 inches 235x70 R17 17x7 inches
2018 Ute 235x70 R17 17x7 inches 235x70 R17 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Ssangyong Musso Wheel Sizes

Ssangyong Musso Seats

It's not hard to find a comfortable driving position in the fabric-trimmed seats and we liked the large and well-placed left footrest. However, the driver’s base cushion could be improved with some rake adjustment. Like the SWB Musso, the XLV’s rear doors are only 50mm shorter than the fronts, ensuring easy entry/exit even for tall adults and spacious rear seating.

Ssangyong Musso Speed

The Ssangyong Musso XLV ELX can reach 0-100km/h in about 10 seconds.