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Ineos Grenadier

(2022 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

48
%
E

Used car score:

47
%
E

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

53
%
E

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

23
%
D

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

14
%
E

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

48
%
E

Used car score:

47
%
E

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

53
%
E

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

23
%
D

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

14
%
E

Summary


The Ineos Grenadier is a five-door 4×4 SUV from fledgling automotive brand (and global chemical company) Ineos, which is designed to be a modern replacement of the original Land Rover Defender.

Named after the company owner’s favourite pub, British reviewers agree that the Grenadier is both an impressive design feat and a fantastic proposition for buyers looking for a rugged off-roader.

Although offered in passenger versions, the Grenadier is primarily designed as a commercial vehicle. When it comes to more conventional urban and motorway driving, UK outlets argue that the 4×4 is too rough around the edges to be a serious contender to its more luxurious rivals.

What Car? explains that the SUV’s “the choppy ride and light steering” will be too much of a compromise for many motorists to handle, the Carbuyer team points out that the Ineos comes with “very little safety kit”, and Top Gear‘s Jason Barlow marks the car down for its “thirsty” engines and the “blind spot on the windscreen that needs sorting.”

Despite its flaws, the majority of motoring journalists conclude that the Grenadier is a charming 4×4 and a very capable off-road performer that can handle terrain most of its rivals would struggle to conquer. As Car‘s Colin Overland sums up his review, “it’s a car that can really take you to some incredible places.”

As of January 2024, the Ineos Grenadier holds a New Car Expert Rating of E with a score of 48%. This score reflects its specialist off-road nature, which works against its suitability for regular family duties compared to many alternative vehicles.

Grenadier highlights

  • Class-leading off-road performance
  • Attractive old-school looks
  • Smooth engines
  • Commanding driving position

Grenadier lowlights

  • Rather rough ride comfort
  • Rivals offer more interior luxury
  • Not much safety tech to mention
  • Light steering
  • Not very fuel efficient

Key specifications


Body style: Large SUV
Engines:
petrol, diesel
Price:
From £58,030 on-road (Station wagon)

Launched: Autumn 2022
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Carbuyer

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The Intercooler

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The Telegraph

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What Car?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

As of January 2024, the Ineos Grenadier has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the Ineos Grenadier has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Ineos Grenadier to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Grenadier, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models20 mpgE20 – 20 mpgE – E
Diesel models27 mpgE27 – 27 mpgE – E
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models325 g/kmD325 – 325 g/kmD – D
Diesel models279 g/kmD276 – 286 g/kmD – D
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models50F50 – 50F – F

The Ineos Grenadier is a very expensive car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

The petrol 4×4’s fuel economy of 20 mpg is one of the poorest fuel consumption stats in our Expert Rating Index, and the diesel version isn’t a big improvement. Meanwhile, insurance premiums are in the most expensive bracket.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Ineos Grenadier has received.

2022

  • Scottish Car of the Year Awards – Best Design and Innovation Award

Similar cars


If you’re looking at the Ineos Grenadier, you might also be interested in these alternatives.

Jeep Wrangler | Land Rover Defender | Land Rover Discovery | Mercedes-Benz G-Class | SsangYong Rexton | Toyota Land Cruiser | Volkswagen Touareg | Volvo XC90


More news, reviews and information about the Ineos Grenadier at The Car Expert

Ineos Grenadier test drive

Ineos Grenadier test drive

Pricing and specs announced for Ineos Grenadier 4×4

Pricing and specs announced for Ineos Grenadier 4×4

Ineos reveals sales and service plans for Grenadier 4×4

Ineos reveals sales and service plans for Grenadier 4×4

Ineos bids to plug Land Rover Defender gap

Ineos bids to plug Land Rover Defender gap

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The Ineos Grenadier handles rugged terrain with aplomb, but its on-road performance leaves a lot to be desired.Ineos Grenadier