SsangYong Musso (2016–2018)

Last updated 3 June 2019

Like all pick-ups, the Musso will carry a one-tonne payload, which means it qualifies for the same tax benefits as a van. However, while it will comfortably hold a standard Euro pallet in the back, the load bed is one of the smallest of any double cab pick-up in its class. In fact, the load bed measures almost 11 inches shorter than the Ford Ranger and 22 inches less than the L200.

Accessing the load area is easy enough though, with the wide and easy to use tailgate making it simple to load bulky items. The load bed floor is also covered with a thick protective layer of hardened plastic and anchor points to prevent the inner sides of the body getting damaged by shifting loads. 

The Musso is only available as a double cab and there are two trim levels to choose from - SE and EX – but entry models are surprisingly well-equipped as standard. The interior is large enough for four large adults and features durable 'leather look' seats, which are comfortable and easy to wipe clear of mud or dust. 

The shiny and cheap-looking dashboard doesn't feel particularly premium, but is sturdy enough to survive light knocks from bits of wood or anything else you wish to carry in the cab. The controls are also easy to master, with large buttons and rotatory dials for the heating, radio and four-wheel drive system.

SE models get a CD player, radio, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, while the EX trim adds a seven-inch colour touchscreen, rearview camera and DAB audio. Navigation is available too, but only as a paid-for option. 

Finding a comfortable driving position is simple, thanks to the large driver's seat with lumbar support. The large door mirrors and heated windscreen also provide excellent all-round vision. EX models add a full leather interior, with plusher seats and deep cushioning for the lower back and upper legs. 

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