Review: Vauxhall Grandland X (2018)


Shares platform with 3008. Provides a less avant-garde alternative to the Peugeot 3008.

Lacks some features of the 3008. Not cheap.

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2 August 2019 Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4 priced from £35,590

Arriving in showrooms in January, Vauxhall’s new Grandland X Hybrid4 is available to order now, priced from £35,590. Vauxhall’s first-ever plug-in hybrid, the new Grandland X Hybrid4... Read more

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11 February 2019

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Vauxhall Grandland X (2018): At A Glance

The Grandland X is Vauxhall's first all-new model since it was acquired as part of PSA group. Built in France it's Vauxhall's largest SUV, fitting above the Mokka X and Crossland X in the range. 

Like the smaller Crossland X the Grandland X features a rugged design, with highset LED headlights, metal skid plates and plastic cladding around the wheel arches and door sills. Inside the SUV boasts space for five adults, while boot space ranges from 514 litres (with the rear seats in place) to 1652 litres.

The dashboard features a conventional layout with a central colour touchscreen, linked to Vauxhall's latest OnStar system. As well as providing access to navigation, DAB and in-car setttings, OnStar allows the user to book a hotel room or find a parking space. 

Powertrains are the same as the Peugeot 3008's, using PSA rather than GM or Renault engines and transmissions and include PSA's EAT6 compact 6-speed torque converter automatic.

Vauxhall Grandland X 1.6 Turbo D 2018 Road Test

What does a Vauxhall Grandland X (2018) cost?

List Price from £23,560
Buy new from £16,891
Contract hire from £162.76 per month

Real MPG average for a Vauxhall Grandland X (2018)

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30–54 mpg

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What have we been asked about the Vauxhall Grandland X (2018)?

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What's the best car for someone with back pain?

What should I look when selecting a new car taking into consideration that I commute 60 miles per day (good quality road) and I have some issues with back pain? I am between the new Honda Civic (where driving seat is very low though), Nissan Qashqai or Vauxhall Grandland X.
What is essential is to find a car the seats of which have long squabs that are angled slightly upwards at the front (not flat) and the backrests of which provide good lumbar support, whether that is adjustable or not. You need to set the seat back slightly reclined so the back of the seat takes some of the weight of your torso rather than upright when the entire weight of your torso will be concentrated into your coccyx. A Renault Kadjar rather than a Qashqai has good seats and is easy to get in and out of. A Peugeot 3008 is better than a Vauxhall Grandland. A Peugeot 2008 isn't bad either.
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