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KGM Tivoli

(2015 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

51
%
E

Used car score:

57
%
D

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

53
%
E

Safety Rating:

40
%
E

Eco Rating:

60
%
B

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

60
%
C

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

51
%
E

Used car score:

57
%
D

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

53
%
E

Safety Rating:

40
%
E

Eco Rating:

60
%
B

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

60
%
C

Summary


The KGM (formerly SsangYong) Tivoli is a small SUV/crossover, available in two sizes: the regular Tivoli and the longer Tivoli XLV. The shorter model was launched in 2015, with the XLV added a year later.

The Tivoli range has received mixed scores from the UK motoring media, ranging from poor to above average. A general consensus is that the bigger XLV model offers extra practicality but that lengthening the original shape makes it look rather more awkward.

The Tivoli has received particular praise for its low price and generous standard equipment levels, but has been criticised for a lack of refinement, below-average driving experience and relatively poor child safety rating.

An updated Tivoli range is arriving in the UK in late 2023. There are some significant visual differences, although it’s an improvement of the current model rather than an all-new generation.

As of January 2024, the KGM Tivoli holds a poor New Car Expert Rating of E with a score of 51%. With an updated model starting to arrive in the UK now, this score may improve over the coming months.

Key specifications


Body style: Small SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £20,245 on-road

Launched: Spring 2015
Last updated: Summer 2019
Replacement due: Autumn 2023


Media reviews


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 4 stars
Date tested: November 2016
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 82%
Child protection: 62%
Vulnerable road users: 65%
Safety assist: 43%

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

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

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

No reliability rating

As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the KGM Tivoli 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 Tivoli, 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 models39 mpgD37 – 41 mpgD – D
Diesel models49 mpgC47 – 50 mpgB – C
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models166 g/kmC158 – 184 g/kmC – C
Diesel models152 g/kmB140 – 173 g/kmB – C
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models20A14 – 50A – F

The KGM Tivoli is a rather mixed bag when it comes to running costs, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

The fuel economy of petrol models is poor, which means more frequent visits to the pumps, though diesel models are much more efficient on average. Insurance premiums are predicted to be pretty affordable.

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More news, reviews and information about the KGM Tivoli at The Car Expert

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SsangYong Tivoli XLV review

SsangYong Tivoli XLV review

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SsangYong Tivoli to go XL

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