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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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Interior layout

The interior layout, fit and finish

Vauxhall Grandland X hatchback driving position

Most people will find it easy enough to get comfortable, because there’s a good range of seat and steering wheel adjustment and the pedals are well aligned with the driver’s seat.

Adjustable lumbar support is standard only on range-topping Elite Nav and Ultimate models; this is disappointing given that Peugeot fits it to all but the entry-level 3008. It’s worth bearing that in mind if you do long stints behind the wheel and suffer from back problems, but otherwise the seats offer good support.

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More positively, the dashboard is logically laid out, with the controls grouped together by theme and spread over three tiers. And, thankfully, Vauxhall has provided separate climate control buttons that are easy to operate; in the 3008, you have to delve into the infotainment screen just to change the interior temperature, and that's a pain.

Vauxhall Grandland X hatchback visibility

You get a good forward view in the Grandland X. And while the rear window is quite shallow, rear parking sensors are standard across the range, with front sensors added from Tech Line Nav upwards. Go for Elite Nav trim and you also get a 360deg bird's eye view camera.

In addition, a system that warns you if another vehicle enters your blindspot is fitted to all but the SE model.

Super-bright adaptive LED headlights are standard if you opt for Elite Nav or Ultimate trim and are an option on all other variants.

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Vauxhall Grandland X hatchback infotainment

Even the entry-level SE variant comes with a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth audio streaming as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring. Opt for anything above SE and you get a larger 8.0in touchscreen with built-in sat-nav.

What’s more, every Grandland X comes with Vauxhall’s OnStar concierge service, which includes online connectivity, a wi-fi hotspot and a connection to a dedicated call centre, whose operatives can download a requested route direct to your sat-nav (if fitted).

This is particularly handy when you’re on the move, because the touchscreen’s smaller icons can be difficult to hit and the menus are often slow to react to prods.

That being said, it’s worth noting that the OnStar service is being cancelled at the end of 2020, due to the fact that Vauxhall is now owned by Peugeot and Citroën.

Vauxhall Grandland X hatchback build quality

Soft-touch plastics are used on the dashboard, along with gloss black and chrome-effect trim pieces, while higher-spec models get even more metallic finishes to help lift the ambience.

However, while it scores well enough for perceived quality, the Grandland X’s interior doesn’t have the wow factor of the Peugeot 3008’s or Audi Q2’s, despite both cars being available for the same sort of money.

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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 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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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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