Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Euro NCAP’s crash testing team have yet to subject the new car to their programme for a star rating, but we would expect SsangYong Turismo safety levels to be reasonably good.



All Turismos come equipped with a strong body shell, crumple zones at either end, anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), electronic stability software including Active Rollover Protection (ARP) to keep the car upright.

Should you have the misfortune to be involved in an accident, dual front and side-mounted airbags help cushion occupants from impact, while the pair of middle row seats have ISOFIX child seat mounting points.

Despite the sheer volume of the potential space inside, SsangYong Turismo practicality could still be better than it is.

Open the gigantic side doors and tailgate and you’re presented with a maximum luggage volume of 3,146 litres, making it the most capacious car currently available. The difficulty is that it’s hard to use all that potential space due to the rear seats.

Many modern people carriers have seats which individually fold flat into the floor – the Turismo is somewhat off the pace in this regard.

The three-seater rearmost bench slides forwards and can be tipped forward, but short of summoning Herculean strength to remove it from the car entirely that’s as good as it gets. Similarly, the middle row of seats can only be slid forwards and folded over.

One positive aspect of the substantial seats though is that they can be folded flat to make a pair of double beds. The SsangYong’s no camper van but it’s a useful feature nonetheless.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the SsangYong Turismo.

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

ELX equipment

ELX standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
ELX optional equipment
None available

ES equipment

ES standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Side airbags
ES optional equipment
  • Cruise control

EX equipment

EX standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Side airbags
EX optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control
  • Traction control

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control
SE optional equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat