Despite being the same size as the Mokka and offering more interior space, the Crossland X is a little cheaper to buy. True, it has a higher starting price than rivals such as the Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008 and Suzuki Vitara, but this is mainly because the entry-level version is equipped to the same level as those cars are in mid-spec form.
Fuel economy is also competitive, with the diesel engines both averaging more than 70mpg in official tests, while the petrols manage more than 50mpg. The diesels also have low CO2 emissions, which will make them more popular than the petrols with company car buyers.
Our True MPG tests of other cars with the 1.2-litre petrol engine suggest that you can expect low 40s in the real world.
Vauxhall Crossland X equipment
Even entry-level SE cars come with alloy wheels, a leather-covered steering wheel, cruise control, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers and dual-zone climate control.
As its name suggests, Tech Line Nav trim adds a built-in satellite navigation system, instead of forcing you to rely on your phone, and it also includes an alarm. It’s primarily aimed at company car buyers, and gets smaller 16in alloys to help fuel economy. Meanwhile, the range-topping Elite spec swaps the sat-nav for 17in wheels, a contrasting roof colour, rear parking sensors and front fog lights.
Nav versions of the SE and Elite trims are also available.
Vauxhall Crossland X reliability
Vauxhall as a brand performed well in the last JD Power dependability study, finishing fourth behind only Skoda, Suzuki and Kia.
The Crossland X also comes with a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty and a year’s worth of roadside assistance. This is in keeping with the cover from the majority of other manufacturers, although it can’t match the five-year warranties that Hyundai and Toyota offer, let alone Kia’s seven-year, 100,000-mile package.
Vauxhall Crossland X safety & security
Like most rivals, the Crossland X has six airbags and a stability control system that help you stay in control in slippery conditions. However, it misses out on the traction-enhancing Grip Control system that’s available in the closely related Peugeot 2008.
More disappointing is the fact you have to pay extra if you want automatic emergency braking. This important safety feature is part of a pack that also includes a driver drowsiness detector.
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Even this entry-level trim comes with alloy wheels, cruise control, dual-zone climate control and a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring. It’s the one we’d choose.
As its name suggests, this model has everything the SE does, plus an in-built satellite navigation system. But even without the nav upgrade, you can get sat-nav through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto – both are standard across the Crossland X range.
Tech Line Nav
This trim is aimed primarily at fleets and has everything you get with SE, plus sat-nav and an alarm. The idea is to minimise the options you need to add and consequently company car tax bills. But private PCP and leasing deals won’t be as attractive as those for other Crossland X variants.
The high-end Elite spec brings numerous upgrades that improve the look of the Crossland X, including 17in wheels, a contrasting roof colour, rear parking sensors and front fog lights.
This is another Ronseal trim; it does exactly what it says on the tin, combining the Elite specification with satellite navigation.