Vauxhall Crossland X review

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Vauxhall Crossland X review 2017 | The Car Expert


The Vauxhall Crossland X is a thoroughly practical compact SUV and it is easy to see where it will fit into the brand’s line-up. It’s not the cheapest amongst rivals but it compares favourably when specifications are compared – there is no bargain-basement entry-level version of this car.

Anyone looking for lots of space, a long equipment list at a reasonable price and a competent performance should consider the Crossland X. The problem is, it’s very late to a now crowded compact SUV market, and it’s hard to see many non-Vauxhall buyers being attracted to this car when there are rivals, such as the Renault Captur or the Suzuki Vitara, that do the practical bit just as well but with a little more panache.

Vauxhall Crossland X – key specifications

Models tested: Vauxhall Crossland X SE 1.2T 110PS ecoTEC s/s, 1.6 Turbo D 120PS s/s
On Sale: Ordering from May, deliveries July 2017
Range price:
Insurance groups:
Engines: Petrol 1.2×3, Diesel 1.6×2  
Power (hp):
81/110/130. 99/120
Torque (Nm):
118/205/230. 254/300
0-62mph (sec):
14.0/10.6*/9.1. 12.0/9.9
Top speed (mph): 105/117*/128. 112/116
Fuel economy (combined, mpg): 54.3/58.9*/55.4. 78.5*/70.6
CO2 emissions (g/km): 116/109*/116. 93*/105
Key rivals: Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008, Volkswagen Tiguan
Test Date: May 2017.
* = with manual gearbox, 16-inch wheels where specified.

Vauxhall Crossland X review by The Car Expert

Andrew Charman

Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

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