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.
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 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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