Space & practicality

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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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

Vauxhall Grandland X hatchback front space

There’s more than enough head and leg room to accommodate taller adults and the interior is wide enough to ensure you and your front passenger won’t bang elbows.

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Like the Peugeot 3008, the glovebox is tiny. But unlike its cousin, the central storage bin under the front armrest is also small and there are fewer cubbies for your odds and ends.

Vauxhall Grandland X hatchback rear space

Rear leg room is reasonable, but the Seat Ateca and Volkswagen Tiguan both offer more.

Those two are slightly wider as well and consequently better for seating three adults abreast, although the Grandland X’s flat floor does give the middle passenger plenty of foot space.

The optional panoramic glass sunroof eats into rear head room a little, so avoid it if you regularly carry adults of above-average height.

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Vauxhall Grandland X hatchback seating flexibility

Folding rear seats are standard, even though these are split 60/40 rather than the more useful 40/20/40 arrangement that some rivals offer.

It’s easy to get the backrests down, with handy quick-release levers next to the tailgate opening. And, once down, they lie completely flat with no steps, as long as you have the adjustable boot floor (included with every trim except SE) in its highest setting.

Unlike the Tiguan, the Grandland X doesn’t have rear seats that slide to let you change the balance between rear leg room and luggage space.

Vauxhall Grandland X hatchback boot space

While the boot isn’t quite the biggest in the class, it’s still spacious enough to fit a buggy with ease or a couple of large suitcases. It’s a practical shape as well, with no awkward intrusions.

Avoid the entry-level SE model and, in addition to the height-adjustable boot floor, you get a ski hatch through from the boot to the rear seats and a powered tailgate, which you can open with a swipe of your foot underneath the rear bumper.

 

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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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£20,947
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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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£22,088
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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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