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Vauxhall Grandland

(2017 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

61
%
C

Used car score:

65
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

57
%
D

Safety Rating:

56
%
D

Eco Rating:

74
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

74
%
A

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

61
%
C

Used car score:

65
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

57
%
D

Safety Rating:

56
%
D

Eco Rating:

74
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

74
%
A

Summary


The Vauxhall Grandland (nee Grandland X) is a medium-sized SUV/crossover, which was launched in late 2017 and is based on the Peugeot 3008. It has quickly become one of the most popular models in the Vauxhall family.

Initially launched as the Vauxhall Grandland X in 2018 – in line with Vauxhall’s naming practice of giving all its crossover models an ‘X’ suffix – the model was updated in late 2021 with Vauxhall’s new corporate styling themes. At the same time, the X was dropped and the model renamed Grandland. The same has applied to the facelifted Crossland and all-new Mokka models.

The Grandland X received average to good reviews from the UK motoring media in its first few years, and the updated Grandland seems to be continuing that trend. It has been praised for its family-friendly practicality and safety features, but overall it is generally not regarded to be as good as several rivals in a fiercely competitive sector of the new car market.

The first updated Grandland models started arriving in the UK in Spring 2022. To date, its Expert Rating score has increased slightly as motoring titles have assessed the latest version. However, since the changes are more cosmetic than mechanical or structural, we don’t expect the rating to move much further.

As of February 2024, the Vauxhall Grandland has a New Car Expert Rating of C, with a score of 61%. It gets excellent scores for low running costs and average CO2 emissions (thanks to the plug-in hybrid model), but its safety rating has now expired and media reviews have been poor, which drag its overall rating down.

Key specifications


Body style: Five-door SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price: From £29,270 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2018
Last updated: Spring 2022
Next update due: TBA


Media reviews


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Daily Mirror

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The Scotsman

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: September 2017
Date expired: January 2024
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 84%
Child protection: 87%
Vulnerable road users: 63%
Safety assist: 60%

Notes on safety rating

The Vauxhall Grandland (then known as the Grandland X) was crash tested by Euro NCAP back in 2017 and awarded a five-star rating. However, this rating expired in January 2024 and is no longer valid as the car no longer meets the standards required for such a rating. This is normal practice, as Euro NCAP reviews its ratings on most cars annually with most ratings expiring after about six or seven years.

However, if you are comparing a used Grandland (or Grandland X) to vehicles of similar age, whose ratings will have probably also expired, its safety rating score is still useful.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of February 2024, the Vauxhall Grandland has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

No reliability rating

As of February 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Vauxhall Grandland to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using workshop and extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy, sourced from both official dealerships and independent workshops. 

As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Grandland, we’ll publish the results 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
Plug-in hybrid models235 mpgA – mpgE – E
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models138 g/kmB158 – g/kmC – A
Diesel models143 g/kmB129 – 158 g/kmA – C
Plug-in hybrid models28 g/kmA27 – 31 g/kmA – A
Battery rangeAverageScoreVariationScore
Plug-in hybrid models41 milesD235 – 192 milesB – B
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models23B14 – 35A – C
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£200B
Year 2£544B
Year 3£856B
Year 4£1,082B
Year 5£1,455B
Overall£4,137B

The Vauxhall Grandland is a relatively affordable car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

We don’t have verified fuel consumption data for the petrol and diesel models, but the CO2 emissions ratings (which are closely linked to fuel consumption) are very good. The plug-in hybrid model looks fantastic on paper, but this is largely due to the woefully unrealistic EU/UK goverment lab testing process, which makes all plug-in hybrids look fantastic.

Rounding out the good scores are very good results for insurance and servicing costs. For a mid-sized SUV, this is a great set of scores.

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