Vauxhall Crossland review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

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  • Vauxhall Crossland 2021 wheel detail
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  • Vauxhall Crossland 2021 interior driver display
  • Vauxhall Crossland 2021 RHD boot open
  • Vauxhall Crossland 2021 RHD dashboard interior
  • Vauxhall Crossland 2021 RHD infotainment
  • Vauxhall Crossland 2021 RHD front tracking
  • Vauxhall Crossland 2021 RHD front detail
  • Vauxhall Crossland 2021 RHD rear detail
  • Vauxhall Crossland 2021 RHD front right urban
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  • Vauxhall Crossland 2021 wheel detail
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

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.

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Reliability

Overview

The Vauxhall Crossland is a creditable car in some respects, offering good equipment levels, excellent seating flexibility on select trims and a sizeable boot, but rivals cars have, in the main, caught up, run it into the kerb and driven off into the sunset. The worst thing is that you have to pay extra for safety kit that should be standard. It's also mediocre to drive and the rear seats are cramped. If you can get a fantastic deal that makes it much cheaper than anything else, we'd understand you going for it. Otherwise, stick to the Ford Puma, the Skoda Kamiq or the Volkswagen T-Roc – to name but a few of the better alternatives.

  • Decent standard kit
  • Roomy boot
  • Excellent seating flexibility with SRi Edition trim
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Woeful resale values
  • Optional safety kit should be standard
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