What is the Vauxhall Crossland X?
The Vauxhall Crossland X is a Mk1 Peugeot 2008 in disguise – which means it’s a small crossover SUV aimed at trendy city dwellers rather than those looking to go out and bash the countryside.
In fact, if you look at a sales brochure you’d be forgiven for thinking this car was aimed exclusively at women, though we’re sure Vauxhall really means to be more inclusive than that.
Anyway, rival models include the Citroen C3 Aircross (which is also based on the same underpinnings), Nissan Juke, Volkswagen T-Cross, SEAT Arona, Renault Captur, Ford EcoSport, Kia Stonic and Hyundai Kona.
- Top speed: 106-125mph
- 0-62mph: 9.3-13.6 seconds
- Fuel economy: 39.8-60.1mpg
- Emissions: 105-128g/km CO2
- Boot space: 410-1,255 litres
Which versions of the Vauxhall Crossland X are available?
The Crossland X comes in a single body style only – which is a small, five-door crossover SUV suitable for family use; adults do fit in the back, but they may not want to do so for long.
You can choose between three petrol engine options and one diesel. All are front-wheel drive.
Every petrol is a 1.2-litre unit; the first is a non-turbo model with 83hp, the second is badged Turbo EcoTec and produces 110hp, while the most powerful is simply the Turbo and gets 130hp.
The diesel is a 1.5-litre Turbo D EcoTec with 102hp but more torque than any of the petrol models. It’s also the most fuel efficient on longer journeys, though the petrols are frugal enough if driven sympathetically.
Vauxhall offers the Crossland X in a wide choice of trim levels and with a good amount of standard equipment. There’s a decent options list to plunder, too.
Styling and engineering
The most impressive thing about the styling of the Crossland X is that you don’t immediately notice its relationship to the Peugeot 2008 – Vauxhall has done a great job of stamping its own identity on this car.
However, it’s still not the most exciting thing to look at, favouring smooth anonymity over attention-grabbing thrills (or indeed frills). It’s certainly not a bad looking thing, though.
It’s a similar story on the inside, where you’ll find a sleek dashboard design and reasonably well-situated controls, but little in the way of dramatic flair.
It is usefully teched-up, however, with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, dual-zone climate control and stacks of safety kit included on all models. Most versions come with sat-nav, too.
The Crossland X is also spacious for its size, with an impressive boot and the option of sliding rear seats for further flexibility.
Despite the Vauxhall badging, the Crossland X is based on the PSA Peugeot-Citroen PF1 platform, which also underpins a number of conventional small cars such as the DS 3 and Peugeot 208 as well as the 2008 and C3 Aircross crossover SUVs.
Is it good to drive?
The engines are convincingly capable – especially the 130hp petrol, though most buyers opt for the slightly less enthusiastic 110hp model.
Grip levels and steering are more than acceptable, but the Crossland X’s high seating position exacerbates the amount it leans in the corners, which some drivers and passengers may find a little unnerving.
Few vehicles in this class deliver really top-flight driving excitement, so don’t rule the Vauxhall out on this basis.
How much does the Vauxhall Crossland X cost?
Crossland X list prices are competitive for the amount of standard equipment you get.
However, it typically doesn’t compare so well on finance, where you’ll usually find more premium or larger vehicles available for very similar monthly prices on the same contract terms.
Want to find out what other buyers think? Read our comprehensive Vauxhall Crossland X owners' reviews.
Vauxhall Crossland X Model History
As it's the first vehicle of this type from Vauxhall, there are no previous versions of the Crossland X. The company's smallest SUV prior to the Crossland X's introduction was the Mokka.