Vauxhall Crossland X review - MPG, CO2 and running costs
A broad range of petrol and diesel engines means the Crossland X is an economical choice for cost-conscious buyers
Vauxhall is positioning the Crossland X as a more practical alternative to the previous Mokka X, but it’s also a more economical choice. As such, you’ll find that many of the engines on offer feature turbocharging and stop-start technology, and there are no expensive, heavy 4x4 models, either.
The most economical choice is the entry-level diesel. This turbocharged 1.5-litre with 101bhp delivers a claimed 61.4mpg with CO2 emissions of 124g/km. As for the more powerful 118bhp diesel, a combined figure of 55.4mpg is claimed with 136g/km of CO2.
Pick of the petrol range is the 128bhp 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol, which delivers a claimed 47.9mpg and 136g/km CO2 when fitted with the six-speed manual gearbox. Opt for the automatic and you’ll see your fuel economy drop to 44.1mpg, while CO2 rises to 146g/km. The entry level, naturally aspirated 1.2-litre petrol still delivers fuel economy on par with its turbo siblings – a combined figure of 47.1mpg is claimed.
With figures like these, the Crossland X competes well with the Nissan Juke, but overall the Vauxhall is par for the course when it comes to fuel economy, with broadly similar running costs to a like-for-like Renault Captur.
The entry-level 1.2-litre 82bhp Crossland X sits in insurance group 9, while the top-spec Elite Nav 130bhp petrol version will naturally incur a more expensive premium and occupies group 18. The diesel lineup ranges from group 16-17. Competitors fall broadly into the same categories - for example, the Renault Captur petrol range starts from group 8 and moves through to group 21, although this higher grade represents a more powerful 152bhp car.
Standard security equipment across all models includes electronically protected audio and infotainment hardware, a luggage area cover, an immobiliser system and remote central locking.
Vauxhall products haven't always been the best at retaining value in the second-hand market. This isn't great news if you've bought a brand new vehicle, but does make for a bargain if you're looking at a used model. Expert data suggests the Crossland X will keep around 36% of its value over three years and 36,000 miles, with the 1.2-litre 82bhp Business Edition version looking the best bet, holding on to 38% of its original price. By way of comparison, the Renault Captur retains an average of 43% over the same period.
In this review
- 1Vauxhall Crossland X review The Crossland X SUV provides good family practicality, but isn't the sharpest drive
- 2Engines, performance and drivePunchy engines deliver decent refinement, but the Crossland X doesn’t offer much in the way of fun
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingA broad range of petrol and diesel engines means the Crossland X is an economical choice for cost-conscious buyers
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe Crossland X is loaded with kit, but certain parts of the cabin feel built down to a cost
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThere are loads of clever touches that make the Crossland X one of the most practical cars in its class
- 6Reliability and SafetyBased on the Peugeot 2008, the Vauxhall Crossland X should prove a safe and dependable car