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SsangYong Rodius Estate running costs and reliability

2005 - 2013 (change model)
Running costs rating: 2 out of 52.0

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Miles per pound (mpp)

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

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 28 - 38 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.
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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 £365 - £695
Insurance group 27 - 32
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