Ssangyong Kyron Car Review

The Ssangyong Kyron is a very capable and competent 4×4. The Kyron comes well equipped and has been competitively priced against other bargain brands. The Kyron boasts the most powerful engine in its class and true off-roading capabilities.

The Kyron can be used for towing purposes or other demanding duties. Although if wallowing in the dirt the car’s mushroom coloured interior will get dirty fast. The Kyron is plenty durable but the cheap plastics used in the car’s interior scratch easily.

The Kyron seats five adults in reasonable comfort. Legroom isn’t great but it’s adequate for most passengers. The cabin is comfortable but noisy.

The Kyron only comes with one engine choice. The 2.0-litre diesel, the unit provides 141bhp. This is the most powerful engine in this class. The car is available with either a five-speed manual gearbox or a five-speed automatic.

The car’s rear seats split and fold creating even better cabin space. The car’s cabin also has several areas for storage scattered about. The Kyron is a very practical vehicle.


The Ssangyong Kyron is a bargain buy and has been competitively priced in order to compete with other bargain vehicles in its class. Insurance rates should be low and fuel economy should be decent for a vehicle in this class.

The Kyron provides good passenger space. Legroom is somewhat limited but other than that space is good. The car comes with a practical boot and the cabin boasts several storage areas. The car’s seats fold to create versatile cargo carrying capabilities.Ssangyong Kyron

The car’s switchgear is logically placed and easy to reach. The plastics feel cheap and scratch easily, but for the most part the design is straightforward and easy to use.

The car’s cabin provides good levels of comfort. The Kyron’s seats are supportive and comfortable. Road and engine noise are intrusive and get louder at higher speeds. The ride is smooth and comfortable.

The car’s cabin is very accessible. The car’s doors open widely and provide a large aperture for easy access. Access is straightforward and most passengers should be able to slide into the car’s seats without any problems.

Parking the Alhambra is a simple task. Visibility is good and the car handles well even at low speeds. Higher spec models with tinted windows will need to rely on the car’s wing mirrors to see properly, especially after dark.

Life Style

The Ssangyong Kyron can be a fun car to drive especially in 4×4 mode. The engine delivers enough power to successfully deal with most types of terrain. The Alhambra was designed more with practicality in mind than providing a good driving experience.

This is an excellent family car. It provides adequate seating for five and good boot space. Seats can be folded as necessary for additional cargo space. The Kyron is affordable yet rugged enough that it can take the abuse that families can dish out.

This is not a good first car. The engine is too powerful and 4×4’s don’t tend to make very good first cars. There are better first cars available on the market.

The Kyron provides an excellent build quality and a good driving experience. The Kyron is surprisingly well built. The Kyron has a touch of class that is way beyond its modest origins

Security and Safety

The car’s standard security features include a Thatcham approved security alarm and an engine immobiliser. The vehicle is not likely to attract the attention of thieves, so this should be more than enough security.

The car’s standard safety features include driver and passenger airbags. The higher spec models receive more safety features.

The Finishing Touches

The car’s standard audio unit includes a radio and CD player. The basic unit provides good sound quality and does a good job of drowning out road and engine noise.

The S spec can be ordered with or without four-wheel drive. It comes equipped with electric windows front and rear, electrically adjustable mirrors, 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning and a CD player. The SE model receives leather upholstery and a CD auto changer.


The Kyron is a true off-roader with genuine 4×4 capabilities. The car is not as luxurious as high-end brands, but it does deliver good levels of comfort and a lot of practicality. The Kyron is very capable and competent and offers good value for money. The Kyron shouldn’t have any trouble competing with other bargain rivals. Badge snobs will not give the Kyron a second thought.