Vauxhall Grandland X (2018) Review

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Vauxhall Grandland X (2018) At A Glance

Spacious family SUV. Shares its platform with the excellent Peugeot 3008.

Interior feels dated. List prices are expensive. Plug-in hybrid only makes sense for business users.

New prices start from £24,600, brokers can source from £16,891
Contract hire deals from £162.76 per month
Insurance Groups are between 14–18
On average it achieves 68% of the official MPG figure

The Grandland X is Vauxhall's largest SUV, rivalling the Nissan Qashqai, Kia Sportage and Skoda Karoq. It's closely related to the Peugeot 3008, Citroen C5 Aircross and DS 7 Crossback, but undercuts them all on price.

The engine line-up mirrors that of the Peugeot 3008, with buyers given a choice of petrol, diesel, hybrid and plug-in hybrid power. Most buyers will find the entry-level 1.2-litre petrol sufficient for their needs, while the 1.5-litre diesel is an excellent choice for those covering high miles or looking to tow (up to 1960kg).

While the headline figures of 300PS and 204mpg are impressive, the plug-in hybrid Grandland X (badged the Hybrid4) will only make sense if you're a company car driver chasing tax benefits. It's very expensive and, thanks to its heavy weight, is very thirsty unless you can charge it regularly.

Most SUV buyers want a high seating position, and the Grandland X ticks that box. It's comfortable, while all the instruments and buttons are logically laid out. It does feel a bit dated, though - you'd be forgiven for thinking it's a 10-year-old car. It's not bad, it's just a bit disappointing compared to the tech-heavy Peugeot 3008's cabin.

That said, there's plenty of space. Adults will be comfortable in the front, and a flat floor in the rear means it feels quite roomy back there. It's got a reasonably spacious boot, too - not the biggest in its class, but there's enough space for golf clubs or a pushchair. 

SUV buyers have a wide range of cars to choose from and the Grandland X doesn't stand out in any particular area. That said, it's a sensible choice, and there are some good deals available. Just don't buy one before you give the Skoda Karoq or Peugeot 3008 a look.

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Real MPG average for a Vauxhall Grandland X (2018)

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

68%

Real MPG

25–54 mpg

MPGs submitted

73

Diesel or petrol? If you're unsure whether to go for a petrol or diesel (or even an electric model if it's available), then you need our Petrol or Diesel? calculator. It does the maths on petrols, diesels and electric cars to show which is best suited to you.

ASK HJ

Can you help me decide which car to go for on PCP?
I'm buying a vehicle on PCP with a choice of a Lexus UX with premium and tech safety pack or a Vauxhall Grandland X Ultimate - which is £100 cheaper per month. Servicing on the Lexus is 10,000 or one year, while it's 16,000 or one year with Vauxhall. Insurance wise they're similar but I'm not sure which one to go for.
The Lexus is a much more premium choice. If you're happy to spend an extra £100 a month, it's where my money would go. I'd also look at the Volvo XC40 or Volkswagen Tiguan.
Answered by Andrew Brady
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.
Answered by Honest John

What does a Vauxhall Grandland X (2018) cost?

Buy new from £16,891 (list price from £24,560)
Contract hire from £162.76 per month
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