Most people will find it easy enough to get comfortable, because there’s a good range of seat and steering wheel adjustment, and the pedals and wheel are positioned in line with each other.
Unfortunately, the seat doesn’t offer a lot of lower back support, so aches and pains can set in after an hour or so of driving.
More positively, the dashboard is logically laid out, with the controls spread over three tiers. And the colour-coded rotary temperature controls are simplicity itself.
Vauxhall Crossland X visibility
The Crossland X has many of the features SUV buyers look for, including an elevated driving position that gives good all-round visibility. Indeed, the car’s deep side windows make it easier to see out of than the Mokka X and most other rivals.
It’s still a little disappointing that the entry-level SE model misses out on parking sensors, but a bird’s eye view camera system is available as a relatively cheap option.
Vauxhall Crossland X infotainment
Standard equipment includes a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth audio streaming, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.
What’s more, every Crossland X comes with Vauxhall’s OnStar concierge service, which includes online connectivity, a wi-fi hotspot and a connection to a dedicated call centre, whose operatives can download direct to your sat-nav a specific route you’ve requested.
This is particularly handy when you’re on the move, because the touchscreen’s smaller icons can be difficult to hit, although there are handy shortcut buttons to help you swap between the major menus.
Vauxhall Crossland X build quality
The interior of the car looks smart enough at a glance, but once you start poking at the materials you’ll realise they’re mostly hard and unappealing.
At least the construction feels solid enough, with the exception of the handbrake, and it’s worth noting that most of the Crossland X’s small SUV rivals don’t have particularly classy and well-finished interiors, either.