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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. 

Insurance groups

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. 

Depreciation

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.

Which Is Best

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.2 [83] Sport 5dr [Start Stop]
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £17,530

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.2 [83] Sport 5dr [Start Stop]
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £17,530

Fastest

  • Name
    1.2 [83] Sport 5dr [Start Stop]
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £17,530

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