SsangYong Tivoli (2015 -) Costs

Review by Graeme Lambert on
Last Updated: 10 Sep 2015
When SsangYong says it’s hoping to ‘Escape from the Ordinary’ with its new Tivoli, you quickly realise how important this car is for the company. This car, the first developed by new owner Mahindra & Mahindra, represents a new dawn for the firm and aims to finally make the brand a success in Europe.

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Running costs

Chances are, if you’re buying one of these cars you’re doing so to be as economical with your cash as you can, so SsangYong Tivoli running costs are likely to be important when selecting your particular purchase. If that’s the case, it’s best to avoid the four-wheel drive automatic petrol model as officially it churns through a gallon of fuel every 37.2 miles. In the real world it’s likely to drain its tank even faster.

A far better prospect is the two-wheel drive manual diesel with stop/start, thanks to its claimed 67.3mpg, helped by the low annual VED car tax costs from its 109g/km CO2 output. Even the automatic front-wheel drive diesel manages 51.4mpg and the four-wheel drive manual diesel with stop/start a reasonable 62.8mpg.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£1,041 - £1,266 *


£762 - £1,077 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 103p and diesel 109p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Regardless of which engine you choose service intervals are 12,500 miles.


All SsangYong Tivolis come with a five year limitless mile warranty.

Road tax (12 months)

£30.00 - £240.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

If SsangYong Tivoli emissions are your key reason for purchasing there is only one model worth considering – the two-wheel drive diesel with stop/start. Choose this model and the environment is safe thanks to a CO2 figure of 109g/km, though without stop/start this rises to 113g/km, which will also mean a rise in annual VED car tax. Add an automatic gearbox and this jumps to 146g/km while four-wheel drive figures are 123g/km (man) or 156g/km (auto).

For those that must have the petrol the manual front-wheel drive model with stop/start emits 149g/km (154g/km without stop/start) and the automatic 167g/km. The worst emissions come from the four-wheel drive petrol with automatic gearbox which pumps out 176g/km.

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