Vauxhall Grandland X 2019 left cornering shot

Vauxhall Grandland X review

Costs & verdict
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The Grandland X has a higher starting price than the Nissan Qashqai and Seat Ateca. However, this is largely because the entry-level SE has s standard specification to match pricier mid-spec versions of its rivals.

Fuel economy is competitive – the petrol engine averages more than 50mpg in official tests, no matter which wheels, tyres and gearbox you choose. The 1.5-litre diesel should also manage upwards of 50mpg without trying too hard, and its reasonable CO2 emissions that start from 110g/km will be welcomed by company car users.

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

Equipment, options and extras

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, our favourite trim is 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 2019 RHD infotainment

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 matches the cover provided by the majority of other manufacturers, but can’t beat the five-year warranties that Hyundai and Toyota offer or Kia’s seven-year package.

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.

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

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
Trims
There are 6 trims available for the Grandland X hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
SE
This is the most basically equipped version of the Grandland X, but you still get 17in...
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Fuel Petrol, Diesel
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£21,099
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Design Line
We are yet to try out this variant...
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£22,034
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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...
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£22,853
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Sport Nav
The Sport Nav model is very similar to the Tech Line Nav, but features a different allo...
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£23,184
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Elite Nav
Elite Nav brings lots of luxuries, including leather upholstery, a powered driver's sea...
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£24,820
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Ultimate
Ultimate comes packed with every optional extra Vauxhall offers, featuring heated rear...
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Fuel Diesel
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£31,527
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