Vauxhall Grandland X 1.2 Turbo SE Premium 5dr Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Vauxhall Grandland X 2021
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RRP £27,025What Car? Target Price£23,831
Review

Most Grandland X trim levels are competitively priced, and it’s a well equipped and spacious enough car for most families. However, it's hard to ignore that the fractionally cheaper Skoda Karoq has a nicer interior, is sharper to drive and has a range of more refined engines. However, company car drivers who are in the market family SUV will find the hybrid models cost-effective.

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This is the most basically equipped version of the Grandland X, but you still get 18in alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, high beam assist and cruise control. You also get a 7.0in touchscreen with a DAB radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but no sat-nav. Disappointingly, it doesn't come with automatic emergency braking.

You might expect this petrol engine to feel underpowered given its small capacity but, in reality, it is perfectly adequate. It also averages more than 50mpg in official fuel economy tests, no matter which wheels, tyres and gearbox you choose. A 1.0-litre Skoda Karoq or Seat Ateca is punchier, let alone a 1.5, however.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

45.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

514

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

140

g/km

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