Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
The Vauxhall Crossland's entry-level SE Edition trim with the gutless 1.2 (83PS) engine costs about the same as a similarly equipped Skoda Kamiq SE, and is cheap next to an entry-level Ford Puma. However, if you go for a trim and engine that you actually want (which in our opinion is the 1.2 (110PS) Turbo Elite Edition), the Crossland is hardly any cheaper than the Volkswagen T-Roc. The depreciation over three years is terrible, though – much worse than for most of its rivals – so long term it's not going to be cheap to own if you're a cash buyer.
If you're buying on PCP finance, check out our New Car Buying service for the best deals, but with such weak resale values you're relying on Vauxhall to come up with a tempting offer to keep the monthly payments low.
Equipment, options and extras
Avoid SE Edition trim because of its lack of safety equipment. It does come reasonably equipped otherwise, with air-conditioning, 16in alloy wheels, auto lights and wipers, an automatically dimming rear-view mirror, cruise control and a leather-trimmed steering wheel.
SRi Edition is worth looking at, mainly for the additional seating flexibility and height-adjustable boot floor but you also get climate control, 17in alloy wheels, a black roof and privacy glass.
Ignore the rest of the trims – the Crossland only makes sense if you keep it cheap and get a great deal. Otherwise, buy one of its more appealing rivals.