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What is the Vauxhall Grandland X?

The Vauxhall Grandland X is a five-seater family SUV that sits above the Crossland X and Mokka X in the Vauxhall range.

It’s based on the same platform as the Peugeot 3008 and Citroen C5 Aircross (Vauxhall now being a part of the PSA Peugeot-Citroen family).

Rival models include the Nissan Qashqai, Renault Kadjar, Ford Kuga, VW Tiguan, SEAT Ateca, Skoda Karoq, Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage.

At a glance 2019 Vauxhall Grandland X specs

  • Top speed: 117-131mph
  • 0-62mph: 8.9-10.2 seconds
  • Fuel economy 37.2-54.3mpg
  • Emissions: 111-128g/km CO2
  • Boot space: 514-1,652 litres

Which versions of the Vauxhall Grandland X are available?

Though a seven-seater variant has been mooted – presumably to be based on the Peugeot 5008 – the Vauxhall Grandland X is currently only offered as a five-seater model, and in a single five-door SUV bodystyle.

There are lots of trim levels to choose from, although the range structure is a little confusing, so you may find you get more equipment for a lower price from a higher specification – even if this means compromising on engine performance.

Speaking of engines, the Grandland X makes do with just three options, presently – a 130hp 1.2-litre turbo petrol, a 130hp 1.5-litre turbodiesel, and a 177hp 2.0-litre turbodiesel.

The 177hp motor comes with an automatic gearbox as standard, on the others you can pick between that of a manual transmission (at lower cost).

Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4 front three-quarter

Arriving late in 2019 is the Grandland X Hybrid4 with a petrol-electric plug-in system promising 300hp performance, up to 30 miles of battery range and CO2 emissions as low as 49g/km. 

Vauxhall Grandland X styling and engineering

All Grandland Xs are front-wheel drive only, so this is entirely an SUV styling exercise, rather than a proper off-roader.

No problem for most buyers, we’re sure, especially as the Grandland X is probably the most attractive model in the Vauxhall SUV range.

The interior is spacious for four adults, tight for five; the boot is a decent size, though not spectacular.

The dashboard is design is a little bland compared to the outside, but it avoids the divisive tiny steering wheel and high-set instrument cluster of the Peugeot 3008’s iCockpit layout, and is easy to use.

The Grandland X is based on the PSA Peugeot-Citroen EMP2 platform, which means as well as being related to a number of other Peugeot, Citroen and DS SUVs, it also shares parts with the Peugeot 308 and 508 passenger cars, the Citroen C4 Picasso MPV and a number of small and medium vans.

Is the Vauxhall Grandland X good to drive?

Like most of the vehicles in this sector of the market, the Grandland X is good to drive, but not exceptional.

The steering is surprisingly sharp – a legacy of the Peugeot platform – and although it leans a fair amount in the corners, the movements are well controlled.

The engines are all reasonably engaging, too – though you can expect to work the less powerful ones pretty hard if you regularly fill all the seats. Shame the manual gearboxes are a little vague and imprecise.

How much does the Vauxhall Grandland X cost?

For the kit you get in exchange there’s certainly nothing unfair about Vauxhall’s Grandland X pricing – this is a very well-equipped car, available with lots of the latest toys.

However, you’ll find that plenty of similarly impressive rivals are cheaper to finance on a monthly basis over the same contract terms.

Vauxhall Grandland X Model History

Current generation Vauxhall Grandland X model history

July 2017 - Available to order for September deliveries, with a choice 1.2 Turbo petrol and 1.6 Turbo D diesel engines, in SE, Tech Line Nav, Sport Nav and Elite Nav trims.

November 2017 - Ultimate trim level available to order, exclusively with the 2.0-litre Turbo D engine.

April 2018 - 1.5-litre Turbo D engine with 130hp replaces the previously available 1.6-litre motor.

There are no previous versions of the Vauxhall Grandland X.

Though you might consider the Antara a forerunner, it was far more old-school 4x4 than the decidedly on-road orientated Grandland X.