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Vauxhall Crossland X SUV running costs and reliability

2017 - 2020 (change model)
Running costs rating: 4 out of 54.0

Written by Gareth Evans Published: 1 June 2020 Updated: 1 June 2020

Miles per pound (mpp)

Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.
Petrol engines 5.8 - 7.0 mpp
Diesel engines 6.7 - 7.9 mpp
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Fuel economy

Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only.
Petrol engines 39.8 - 48 mpg
Diesel engines 52.3 - 61.4 mpg
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Along with a low list price, the Crossland X should be very reasonable to run. It’s a compact SUV equipped with a range of small, efficient engines and uses parts shared with numerous Citroen, DS and Peugeot models, meaning spares will be numerous.

On top of that, there are hundreds of Vauxhall dealers to get your car serviced and there will be fixed-price service plans on offer to help cut costs a little further.

Unless you need an automatic, we’d stick with manual transmissin because you pay quite a tax and fuel economy penalty for having the car change gears for you.

Vauxhall Crossland X petrol and diesel mpg

By far the most economical engine in the range is – unsurprisingly – the 1.5-litre manual Turbo D diesel, returning claimed average fuel economy of 57.7-61.4mpg (WLTP combined). And, from what we’ve seen so far, this should be a closely-achievable figure, especially during long motorways drives.

As for the petrol engines, they’re all excellent and are essentially all the same thing, just with different levels of power. If we had the budget, our choice would be the the 130hp version for its combination of performance and economy.

For example, the 110hp 1.2-litre claims between 44.8-47.1mpg on average (WLTP combined)), while 130hp 1.2-litre Turbo improves on that getting between 44.8-47.9mpg – in other words, more performance for the same economy. Go for the entry-level 83hp 1.2-litre, meanwhile, and you can expect 42.8-47.1mpg, which makes this look like a false economy.

Green credentials

The 1.5-litre Turbo D diesel is no longer the most clean (in terms of CO2) engine in the range, with an output of 124-129g/km of CO2 emissions . The new champ is the 130hp 1.2-litre model on 136-143g/km. The automatic versions are a little old-school in terms of their cleanliness and efficiency, adding CO2 and increasing fuel consumption. But for two-pedal fans, you’re looking at 146-152g/km of CO2.

Is the Vauxhall Crossland X reliable?

As is usual with Vauxhall, there’s a degree of concern when it comes to outright reliability, and the Crossland X has had three recalls since launch. These concerned issues with the rear axle hub and beam and the diesel particulate filter.

If you’re buying a secondhand Crossland X, ensure that all recalls have been addressed by a Vauxhall main dealer. But these can be reliable cars, and are now based on tried-and-tested PSA technology, which has made leaps in the past few years.

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