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KGM Korando

(2019 – present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

61
%
C

Used car score:

63
%
C

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

56
%
E

Safety Rating:

70
%
B

Eco Rating:

56
%
C

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

55
%
D

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

61
%
C

Used car score:

63
%
C

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

56
%
E

Safety Rating:

70
%
B

Eco Rating:

56
%
C

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

55
%
D

Summary


The KGM (formely SsangYong) Korando is a mid-sized SUV/crossover that sits between the smaller Tivoli and larger Rexton in the KGM SUV family. The current model was launched at the 2019 Geneva motor show and arrived in the UK in the summer of the same year.

The Korando has received reasonable reviews from the UK motoring media, ranging from average to very good. Its overall New Car Expert Rating of C and score of 61% (as of January 2024) places the car in the bottom half of the field mid-sized mainstream SUVs, but it is certainly right among the midfield rather than well off the pace.

The Korando has been widely praised for being a significant improvement over the previous model and other models in the KGM range. Before its manufacturer dropped the SsangYong name, it was also the brand’s first model to receive a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP. However, it’s no longer really a budget option and there are plenty of other choices that offer better quality and resale value at a similar price.

Key specifications


Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £19,995 on-road

Launched: Summer 2019
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: September 2019
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 88%
Child protection: 85%
Vulnerable road users: 68%
Safety assist: 74%

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the KGM Korando has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the KGM Korando to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Korando, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models37 mpgD36 – 37 mpgD – D
Diesel models43 mpgC42 – 46 mpgC – D
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models175 g/kmC172 – 182 g/kmC – C
Diesel models173 g/kmC159 – 178 g/kmC – C
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models23B21 – 27A – B

The KGM Korando can be expensive to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

This is mostly due to the car’s fuel consumption. Petrol models offer poorer fuel economy than the market average, with diesel models typically conserving a bit more fuel. On the other hand, insurance costs should be pretty manageable.

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More news, reviews and information about the SsangYong Korando at The Car Expert

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Seven stars in latest round of crash tests

Geneva: SsangYong launches all-new Korando SUV

Geneva: SsangYong launches all-new Korando SUV

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SsangYong offering 0% finance on Tivoli and Korando

SsangYong offering 0% finance on Tivoli and Korando

SsangYong revamps Korando SUV

SsangYong revamps Korando SUV

SsangYong adds equipment to Korando

SsangYong adds equipment to Korando

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The Korando is a significant improvement over the previous model. It's also the first SsangYong (now KGM) to earn a five-star safety rating.KGM Korando