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: £16,555-£21,380
Insurance groups: TBA
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.