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Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel consumption is acceptable for such a large car (30mpg on average) and it's in insurance group 12. Depreciation will be significant and the biggest cost of ownership. Service intervals are every 10,000 miles, which by modern standards, are rather short.

The Rodius scores badly on the eco front. The 2.7-litre engine emits 223g/km of CO2 and returns 32mpg. Automatic versions emit 247g/km of CO2 while economy falls to 29mpg

The Mercedes-Benz underpinnings and engines tend to be very reliable and the diesel engines can run to huge mileages. The SsangYong parts around them aren't so strong. Previous SsangYong's have suffered from loose, rattly trim and electrical problems. Even the car tested by Parker's suffered from electrical gremlins, such as faulty warning lights and central locking.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £300 - £570
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 27 - 32
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