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heycar review

      Launch year
      2018
      Body type
      Pick-up
      Fuel type
      Diesel
heycar editorial team

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heycar editorial team

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Cheap but sturdy pick-up truck

Best bits

  • Good value and strong pick-up that’s well equipped
  • Excellent off-road ability
  • Seven-year warranty as standard

Not so great

  • Rivals are more refined and quieter
  • Ride quality is poor even by pick-up standards
  • Name remain unfamiliar

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SsangYong Musso Front Side View

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SsangYong Musso Front Car Seats

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SsangYong Musso Right Side View

Driving

SsangYong Musso Back Car Seats

How much does it cost to run

SsangYong Musso Bootspace

Prices, versions and specification

Overall verdict

"There are plenty of pick-ups that try to offer SUV-like comforts, but SsangYong has arrived at its new Musso from a different direction. Based on the new Rexton, this Musso is essentially a Rexton with a loadbed."

SsangYong Musso Front Side View

Unlike the outgoing Musso, SsangYong has made some effort to hide this transition in the styling. So, you get sculpted lines down the sides that blend in much more with the overall style than before. The upper edge of the load bed also flows better with the cab’s window line and it all looks far more harmonious than the cut ‘n’ shut appearance of the old model.


With most pick-ups, we wouldn’t dwell that much on the styling, but it’s an area that has generated some resistance to the older Musso, so it’s important this new version gets it right. Round the front, it could be mistaken for any of several rivals if you cover up the badge, so buyers previously put off by the SsangYong badge may well be more amenable now.


More thought is evident in the styling with all four doors that cover the lower sill section when closed. This means dirt cannot build up in there and cover your trousers as you get in and out, which is a consideration when more pick-ups are being bought to use in a wider variety of roles than just working environments.


The maximum weight for the pick-up tray is one tonne, which is less than an Isuzu D-Max but sufficient for most needs. To take weightier items, you’ll need a trailer and the Musso can haul 3.5-tonne with a braked trailer if you opt for the SsangYong with an automatic gearbox. Stick with the six-speed manual and you’re limited to a 3.2-tonne limit.


Pulling all of that is a 2.2-litre diesel four-cylinder engine producing 181PS and 400Nm of torque when attached to the manual gearbox or 420Nm for the auto transmission. 


SsangYong reckons more buyers will choose the auto and we can see why. It’s a smooth-shifting gearbox that suits the easy-going nature of this pick-up. You can put the auto into a manual override mode, which is ideal for descending steep off-road tracks, but otherwise we’d leave it to its own devices.


Factor in a seven-year warranty, and the SsangYong’s higher running costs being offset by its expected lower prices. It has to be a contender for those who value comfort as well as practicality. 


Similar pick-ups to consider include the Isuzu D-Max, Toyota Hilux and Mitsubishi L200. If it's value you want, look at the Great Wall Steed.


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Ssangyong Musso

Double Cab Pick Up EX 4dr AWD

  • 2019
  • 9,000 miles
  • Cawdor Mitsubishi Llanybydder
  • Carmarthenshire, SA409XP
Price (ex VAT):£17,895
HP: £493.60/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 36 Monthly Payments: £493.60, Customer Deposit: £2,684.00, Total Deposit: £2,684.25, Total Charge For Credit: £2,558.85, Total Amount Payable: £20,453.85, Representative APR: 10.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 10.9%

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Pick up EX 4dr Auto 4WD

  • 2017
  • 39,242 miles
  • Perrys Vauxhall Broadstairs
  • Kent, CT102NP
Price:£13,495
HP: £381.82/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £381.82, Customer Deposit: £2,024.00, Total Deposit: £2,024.25, Total Charge For Credit: £2,284.77, Total Amount Payable: £15,779.77, Representative APR: 12.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 6.61%

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SsangYong Musso Front Car Seats

On the inside

SsangYong Musso Right Side View

Driving

SsangYong Musso Back Car Seats

How much does it cost to run

SsangYong Musso Bootspace

Prices, versions and specification