Vauxhall Crossland review - MPG, CO2 and running costs
A broad range of petrol and diesel engines means the Crossland is an economical choice for cost-conscious buyers
You’ll find that many of the Crossland 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 108bhp delivers a claimed 61.4mpg with CO2 emissions from 120g/km. As for the more powerful 118bhp diesel, a combined figure of 57.7mpg is claimed with 130g/km of CO2.
Pick of the petrol range is the 128bhp 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol, which delivers a claimed 49.5mpg and 130g/km CO2 when fitted with the six-speed manual gearbox. Opt for the automatic and you’ll see your fuel economy drop to 46.3mpg, while CO2 rises to 137g/km. The entry-level, naturally aspirated 1.2-litre petrol still delivers fuel economy on par with its turbo siblings – a combined figure of 48.7mpg is claimed.
With figures like these, the Crossland 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 sits in insurance group 8, while the top-spec Ultimate Nav 130bhp petrol version will naturally incur a more expensive premium and occupies group 19. The diesel lineup ranges from group 15-17. Competitors fall broadly into the same categories.
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 facelifted Crossland will perform a little better, keeping around 40-45% of its value over three years and 36,000 miles, with the entry-level models looking the best bet.
In this review
- 1Vauxhall Crossland review The Crossland SUV offers a sporty look and good family practicality, but isn't as sharp to drive as some rivals
- 2Engines, performance and drivePunchy engines deliver decent refinement, but the Crossland 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 is an economical choice for cost-conscious buyers
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe Crossland is loaded with kit, but certain parts of the cabin still feel built down to a cost
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThere are loads of clever touches that make the Crossland one of the most practical cars in its class
- 6Reliability and SafetyThe Crossland includes good levels of safety kit, but Vauxhall customer feedback could be better