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Vauxhall Grandland X review

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Vauxhall Grandland X
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18 Sep 2017 16:20 | Last updated: 18 Sep 2018 17:16

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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Vauxhall Grandland X hatchback running costs

The Grandland X has a higher starting price than the Nissan Qashqai and Seat Ateca. However, this is largely because the entry-level version is equipped to the same standard as those cars in mid-spec form.

Fuel economy is competitive, with the petrol engine averaging more than 50mpg in official tests, no matter which wheels, tyres and gearbox you choose. Meanwhile, you should see upwards of 50mpg in the 1.5-litre diesel without trying too hard. CO2 emissions are similarly enticing; the 1.5's output is from 110g/km, which is good news for company car users.

Where the Grandland X is likely to struggle to get close to the class leaders is resale values.

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Vauxhall Grandland X hatchback equipment

Every Grandland X comes with alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, cruise control and automatic headlights (including high beam assist) and windscreen wipers.

However, we’d recommend going for Tech Line Nav, which is still reasonably priced and adds a host of desirable features, including built-in sat-nav, front parking sensors, privacy glass, a powered tailgate, keyless entry and start, ambient interior lighting and extra safety kit.

Vauxhall Grandland X

Vauxhall Grandland X hatchback reliability

Vauxhall performed reasonably well in our 2017 reliability survey, but it finished fourth from bottom for servicing satisfaction among owners of cars up to three years old.

Like all Vauxhalls, the Grandland X comes with a three-year or 60,000-mile warranty and a year’s worth of roadside assistance. This is in keeping with cover from the majority of other manufacturers, but it can’t beat the five-year warranties that Hyundai and Toyota offer or Kia’s seven-year package.

Vauxhall Grandland X hatchback safety and security

Like most rivals, the Grandland X has six airbags and was awarded a five-star safety rating by the Euro NCAP crash test agency.

SE cars come with lane departure warning, but it’s a little disappointing that they miss out on automatic emergency braking. However, this is standard across the rest of the Grandland X range, along with a driver drowsiness alert, blindspot warning and lane-keeping assist.

As for security, every model has an alarm and an engine immobiliser.

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Verdict

The Grandland X offers a similar blend of comfort and practicality as the Peugeot 3008 on which it’s based, but there are better all-rounders in this class

  • Generous standard equipment
  • Low CO2 emissions
  • Practical boot
  • Expensive on PCP finance
  • Sluggish infotainment system
  • Tricky to drive smoothly
There are 6 trims available for the Grandland X hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
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This is the most basically equipped version of the Grandland X, but you still get 17in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, high beam assist, cruise...View trim
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Design Line
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Sport Nav
The Sport Nav model is very similar to the Tech Line Nav, but features a different alloy wheel design and a higher asking price...View trim
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OUR PICK
Tech Line Nav
We’d recommend going for the Tech Line Nav model, which is still reasonably priced and adds a host of desirable features, including a bigger 8.0in touchscreen with built-in satellite navigation, 18...View trim
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Elite Nav
Elite Nav brings lots of luxuries, including leather upholstery, a powered driver's seat, heated front seats, adaptive LED headlights and 19in alloy wheels. Unfortunately, it's quite pricey, so we'...View trim
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Ultimate
Ultimate comes packed with every optional extra Vauxhall offers, featuring heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, wireless mobile phone charging, a Denon premium sound system, a 360deg panoram...View trim
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