Used SsangYong Rodius (2005 - 2013) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 30 Jun 2014
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The seven-seater Rodius is the biggest people carrier on the market and proves that big doesn't always mean beautiful. Its distinctive looks split opinion - some buyers think it's interesting and different while others see it as simply ugly.

SsangYong Rodius (05-13)
Cheap to buy, vast room inside, decent diesel engine, long warranty on cars from April 2009
Size makes it daunting to drive, cheap feel to the interior, electrical gremlins, oddball looks

New price range:

£14,950 - £22,020

Used price range:

£545 - £4,195

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

2 out of 5

The seven-seater Rodius is the biggest people carrier on the market and proves that big doesn't always mean beautiful. Its distinctive looks split opinion - some buyers think it's interesting and different while others see it as simply ugly. Whatever your thoughts, one thing is obvious, it's huge. It's bigger than the largest people carriers from Renault (Grand Espace) and Chrysler (Grand Voyager) and it dwarfs most normal MPVs.

Standard equipment is good, it's comfortable enough, and new prices start at under £15,000. But the quality and finish of the interior leaves a lot to be desired and the handling is cumbersome. From April 2009, SsangYong introduced a five year/250,000 mile warranty on all its models, giving the Rodius some much needed appeal.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

2 out of 5

Performance

2.5 out of 5

Handling

2.5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

2.5 out of 5

Running costs

2 out of 5

Green credentials

1.5 out of 5

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

2.5 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Huge boot space very handy if you need to transport bulky items, as big as a small van if rear seats are removed.  

4 out of 5

peter price ,   31 Jul 2013    ... read more

 Sitting the whole family and shopping without compromise  

4 out of 5

peter lee ,   30 Jul 2009    ... read more

 High up with lots of power we call it the beast cause it is just that  

5 out of 5

Norman Strath ,   21 Aug 2007    ... read more

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